“Men are only men. They can’t tell the truth—not even to each other.”
“We all want to forget something, so we tell stories. It’s easier that way.”
Commoner (Kichijirô Ueda ) from Rashomon, 1950, directed by Akira Kurosawa, 50 Greatest Films – British Film Insitute.
The word “Rashomon” has become a byword for any situation in which the truth of an event is difficult to verify due to the conflicting accounts of different witnesses.
That’s what art is. It penetrates your intellect and mind… you’re reacting from your own persona on it. And that’s what gives it the power.”
Director Robert Altman on Rashomon for Criterion
“When one sees a film…you see very specific things. You see a tree, you see a sword… you take that… as truth.
But in this film you take as truth and then you find out that it is not necessarily true. And…
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