Censorship In Rashomon

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Rashomon (1950) is a film about a murder and the different testimonies of its eye witnesses. While seeking refuge from a violent rainstorm, a Priest, a woodcutter, and a man find themselves sharing the story of a recent murder. Both the Priest and the woodcutter testify in the trial of the murdered Samurai. Japan didn’t leave WWII unharmed; the war wrecked many of the movie theater. Not only did this war hurt the film industry by destroying the places where they were showed, it also ushered an age of censorship. American occupation left Japanese Cinema restricted. The occupation destroyed and censored all films that portrayed feudalism in a good light. Although Japanese film was hampered by the American occupation during these years they

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