12 Facts About Rashomon


Rashomon was the first Japanese film to receive a significant international reception; it won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1951, was given an Academy Honorary Award at the 24th Academy Awards in 1952, and is considered one of the greatest films ever made.

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Rashomon's initially tried to defend herself with a dagger but was eventually overpowered by the bandit, and eventually seduced by him.

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Rashomon says that, in the confusion, he forgot all about it, and that the dagger's pearl inlay would have made it very valuable.

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Rashomon's then freed him and begged him to kill her so that she would be at peace but he continued to stare at her with loathing.

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Rashomon's awoke to find her husband dead with the dagger in his chest.

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Rashomon's accepted and asked Tajomaru to kill her husband so that she would not feel the guilt of belonging to two men.

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Rashomon's urged them to fight one another but then hid her face in fear once they raised swords; the men, too, were visibly afraid as they began fighting.

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The commoner leaves Rashomon, claiming that all men are motivated only by self-interest.

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Later film and television use of the "Rashomon effect" focuses on revealing "the truth" in a now conventional technique that presents the final version of a story as the truth, an approach that only matches Kurosawa's film on the surface.

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James F Davidson's article, "Memory of Defeat in Japan: A Reappraisal of Rashomon" in the December 1954 issue of the Antioch Review, is an early analysis of the World War II defeat elements.

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Rashomon is probably familiar even to those who haven't seen it, since in movie jargon, the film's title has become synonymous with its chief narrative conceit: a story told multiple times from various points of view.

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Rashomon spawned numerous remakes and adaptations across film, television and theatre.

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