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    "Rashomon" by Akira Kurosawa numerous characters display dissimilar testimony about a particular event and they all claim to have the story straight. To begin, a wood cutter who remains nameless is in the forest when he comes across a lady's hat, a gentlemen's hat, a piece of rope, an amulet case with red lining and finally a dead body in the thicket. Upon seeing all this he runs immediately to the police to report what he has found. The police do some investigating and find the man who they believed

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    Akira Kurosawa and Robert Zemeckis

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    Akira Kurosawa and Robert Zemeckis “As the term suggests, an auteur is an author, someone whose aesthetic sensibilities and impact are most important in the creation of a text. With literary texts, discerning authorship is usually no problem. But with collaborative art forms, such as film, deciding on authorship is much more complicated. Generally speaking, film theorists have concluded that it is the director of a film who is the auteur, the most important creative figure. But auteur theory is

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    Throne of Blood, the 1957 filmed translation of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, was made in Japan, written in Japanese by Shinobu Hashimoto, Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosowa and Hideo Oguni and directed by Akira Kurosawa. It has many times been called an adaptation of Macbeth, however it is not. As storytellers have done since time began, Kurosawa took a story and made it his own: translating a play text into another medium; a separate setting; a differing culture in a completely different style and

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    Rashomon

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    become suspect. This has inspired several plots in other movies, as well as causing the courts of law to make use of the term “the Rashomon effect” to describe the tendency of testimonies clashing with each other and creating a perplexing mystery. Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon tackles with the issue of subjective

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    Since its initial 1954 release Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai has always been considered one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. In this Japanese action epic Kurosawa set the standard for modern action, editing, and storytelling. The setup of the story is as follows: a poor farm village that struggles to survive is plagued by a ruthless group of bandits. Fed up with their oppressors the villagers go to the city to recruit samurai to help them defeat the bandits once and for all. From this

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    Rashomon Essay

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    Rashomon is a Japanese film that that was produced in 1950 by the director, Akira Kurosawa, which is considered one of the most important filmmaker in the history of cinema. Since early age, Akira Kurosawa had interest in samurai stories because his father was and shared his samurai experiences with Akira. In addition, writers such as Kanze Nobumitsu have said that Rashomon is an interpretation of the everyday life of the accident Japanese society. The old temple represents the ancient Raseimon gate

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    Analysis of Rashomon

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    The films of Japanese director Akira Kurosawa have had wide ranging influence over contemporary films, with his ronin films Seven Samurai and Yojimbo influencing countless westerns and mob movies. Arguably, however, Rashomon has been the most instrumental of all Kurosawa’s films because it asks a question that lies near the heart of all cinema: what is reality? Today, any consumer of television or cinema has seen various permutations of the plot of Rashomon numerous times, probably without realizing

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    Rashomon Comparison

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    In Akira Kurosawa’s film “Sanshiro Sugata” (1943) it follows a young man who wants to learn the ways of Judo, but instead he goes on to learn more about himself. Even though this film had scenes that were taken away from it, because of the censorship the government placed on cinema during that wartime in japan. It shows what ability Kurosawa had in telling a story in way that would make audience think. There are five major fight sequences in this that repentant the traces of the moral growth of the

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    Yojimbo: Ideology and Interpretation Yojimbo was directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1961. It is the story of a nineteenth century Japanese village that is controlled by two opposing merchants and their clans. The visit of a wandering samurai, who seeks work as a hired killer, interrupts their arguing over a gambling concession. The samurai, Sanjuro, is able to exploit both gangs using his skill with a sword. The story is an Eastern take on the Hollywood western with a dash of satire, with “The

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    The Seven Samurai directed by Akira Kurosawa uses many film techniques and features of the Japanese samurai film genre to engage and influence the viewing audience. The Japanese samurai film genre focuses on the physical martial arts, and is very similar to American westerns. These films are usually set in the Tokugawa era and the main characters are samurai, or Ronin. The Seven Samurai is a stereotypical Japanese samurai movie set in the Tokugawa era about a village full of farmers who hire seven

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