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Friday, February 13, 2009
Rashomon effect is here ….

Rashomon has been one of my favorite Kurosawa movies and though the story surround the rape of a woman and the murder of her husband, it’s the mutually contradictory recollections from four major players in that movie that drove an theme throughout it, and the cinematography that blew me away.

There’s even a term called the “Rashomon effect”, which basically means different observers or players within an event could easily produce substantially different accounts of the same event, viewed from each of their respective point of view.

Due to some events that occurred in a project last year, we had different players providing feedback on the incident. A brief recap today mentioned about differences in objectives and the corporate-speak “roles and responsibilities”, but i filter that down to the Rashomon effect. 8)

I sure hope some of the folks will borrow it from the library, rent it from Netflix, or just buy the amazingly high-valued Criterion Collection set, watch it, and think how closely it applies.

I probably should get it too, after watching it twice, to supplement my Seven Samurai set and the Yojimbo/Sanjuro set.

posted by Jonathan at 7:01 PM | Permalink |


At 1:35 PM, Blogger Riotus


Thought you might be interested in this Singapore production.


At 3:52 PM, Blogger Jonathan

Wow.. that looks interesting, and would be something i'd like to see.. too bad i'm not in SG then...