Literary Genealogy of Rashomon (Part 1)
Even his early suicide in , at thirty-five only heightens the portrait of a modern Japanese intellectual, the double victim of an unsympathetic society and a split culture. But it is a vague composite portrait. All that needs to be known about their author, besides the name stamped on the binding, may be found within these poems, essays, miscellaneous writings, and more than a hundred beautifully finished stories. The stories have a dazzling and perhaps deceptive sheen. Superficial critics called Akutagawa precious, or decadent, or dismissed him as a fatiguingly clever dilettante.
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Almog, Shulamit. University of Nottingham, May Althouse, Ann. In: Wisconsin Law Review , , pp. Anderson, Robert. In: Rashomon Effects. Barbarow, George.
Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories
First appeared in The Hudson Review , Also in: Rashomon. Donald Richie. Rutgers, First appeared in French in The Cinema of Cruelty. Editions Flammarion, Also in: Pespectives on Akira Kurosawa. James Goodwin. Beaufort, John. Brion, Denis J. Davidson, James F. First appeared in The Antioch Review , December Routledge, A collection of essays on Rashomon. Es, Robert van. Kevin L. Available: RobvanEs. Galbraith, Stuart, IV. Faber and Faber, In addition to numerous references throughout the work, gives a biographical account of the film's creation in about twenty pages.
Geerardyn, Filip. Goodwin, James. Akira Kurosawa and Intertextual Cinema. The John Hopkins University Press, In addition to numerous references throughout, gives an analysis of the film in about 25 pages. Harrington, Curtis. Hashimoto, Shinobu. Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I.
English edition Vertical Inc. Devotes roughly twenty pages to discuss the creation of the Rashomon screenplay. Horvat, Andrew. Kamir, Orit. Kauffmann, Stanley. Kurosawa, Akira.
Something Like an Autobiography. Random House, original Japanese edition Devotes eight pages to the making of the film. Penn State University Press. Martinez, Dolores. Palgrave Macmillan, Extensive discussion of the film and its remakes and other permutations.
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Matsumura, Janice. McDonald, Keiko I. Mellen, Joan. In: Rashomon. Pantheon Books, Nogami, Teruyo. Stone Bridge Press, Japanese original, In addition to numerous references to the film throughout, includes chapter "Smiled on by Lady Luck: Rashomon ", which in 35 pages describes the making of Rashomon. Prince, Stephen. Princeton University Press, revised edition References throughout the book, and devotes about twenty pages to an analysis of the film.
Richie, Donald ed. Rutgers University Press, 2nd edition. Richie, Donald. In: The Films of Akira Kurosawa. University of California Press, latest revised edition An edited version also appears in: Rashomon. Sato, Tadao. Sorensen, Lars-Martin. Censorship of Japanese Films During the U.
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Home News Info Discussion Search. Welcome to Akira Kurosawa info! Log in or Register? Playing at the film club : Taking a break. Contents See the right hand sidebar for the cast, crew and other details. Background and Production After finishing Scandal in April , Kurosawa was approached by Daiei studios who inquired whether the director might be interested in making a film for them following the success that their previous collaboration The Quiet Duel had enjoyed a year earlier.
Hashimoto recounts their first meeting in his memoir : Mr. As I left the residence, however, my regret and shame began.
Rashōmon and Seventeen Other Stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
Why had I said that? Reception At the time of its release, Rashomon was met with somewhat average reviews as many Japanese critics were puzzled by its content. Remakes and Related Works Rashomon has been remade as a feature film three times: as a western remake called The Outrage , a Japanese remake Misty and as a Thai film At the Gate of the Ghost , which is is confusingly often also called The Outrage. The film has also inspired numerous television episodes.