Comparing Rashomon And Seven Samurai

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Rashomon and Seven Samurai both are two Japanese films that had huge influences outside of Japan for their interesting stylist approaches and their engaging plot devices. Released in 1950 Rashomon is a film that explores the idea of the unreliable narrator in the film. Rashomon begins with a Woodcutter (Takashi Shimura as Kikori) and a Priest (Minoru Chiaki as Tabi Hōshi) as they recount a story that has disturbed them to their core. The story involves a Bandit (Toshiro Mifune as Tajōmaru), a Samurai (played by Masayuki Mori) and his Wife (played by Machiko Kyō). The story goes through many twists and turns with each point of view offering something new while discounting the event of the previous story. Eventually, the woodcutter steps forward and offers a viewpoint of his own. His point of view is taken to be the…show more content…
The story ends with less of a conclusion on whose story is correct and is more about humanity when the woodcutter reveals the reason he remained silent was so he could keep the dagger to feed his family. He ends up taking a child the priest finds while instilling the priest with a new found hope in humanity. Directed by Akira Kurosawa, Kurosawa also edited his films, which gave him a better mind for how to shoot them. To avoid not having enough footage to cut between Kurosawa shot with multiple cameras, especially during fight scenes. He also used a version of a cookie to create the shadows of branches and leaves on actor’s faces. “Kurosawa wanted to use natural light, but it was too weak; they

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