Moving Pictures
Aug 05, 2009, 07:05AM

Ruining Rashomon for everyone, forever

Matt Shepherd attempts to diagram the non-story of Kurosawa's classic film.

I love a mystery.And I acknowledge, right off the bat, that this is possibly the worst possible way to approach one of Kurosawa’s classics, and one of the best films of all time, Rashomon.But I’m a pedant, and a bit of a jerk, and Rashomon gave me an itch that, over the next few days, I found myself compelled to scratch. I just can’t abide the idea that there is no story, or some sort of fluid story, behind the events of the film.I need closure. It’s a flaw. I’m okay with it.


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