Overall, the film is a good story. It is inspiring to see people succeed through the gifts God gave them, even when they forgo the giving of thanks.
The soldiers deserve the knowledge that we cannot or will not forget their sacrifice. Then we can work to earn the freedom they gave to us, like Captain Miller wanted Private Ryan to do.
Into this miserable world walks an old, happy man (Hidari) who has something positive and distinct to say for everyone. This is enough to get several of the stories to explode into the open.
It’s hard to list Kurosawa’s films in terms of greatness. Ranking is almost impossible.
Kurosawa, Shimura and Mifune by this point are in full swing. There is nothing in the world that matches their ability to relay a story.
Spike Lee makes a great film, then he takes a dump in the credits with easily refuted claims through selected editing. Why?
Like the best art, we learn something about humanity and the will to persevere.
There is no known full version of this film. If there were, it might take me a year to finish. It would likely be a lot better, though.
This is good Kurosawa, brought up by a great Shimura and steadied by Mifune.
Rashomon stands as a gateway to our existence. It is one of the greatest films ever made, and should be viewed by anyone seeking insight through true artistic achievement. It should be used as a template for those wishing to begin to understand the ever contrasting nature of humanity.
For those who are looking to enjoy the development of Mifune as a lead actor, this is worth watching.
Drunken Angel is a flawed, but brilliant first film by one of the world’s greatest directors. Knowing he is this good when he started out makes me hopeful for a future I already know.
See it if you want to see the kind of film Cruise made before he completely took control of his career. It’s not worth sitting through otherwise, just to hum along.
There are people out in the world, no matter how much is shut down. They fight a battle just like the one being fought here. Like Block, some of them just need a reason to carry on.
This pawn knows its own potential, but also realizes it takes the sacrifice and support of other pieces to help her reach her goal.
This is an excellent film to watch unless you have cabin fever. Even if you do, it might help clear the air of the pretense of civility.