Moral Dialogue In Akira Kurowasa's Film 'Rashomon'
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Rashomon and it’s significance in moral dialogue Akira Kurowasa’s film, Rashomon, (released in 1951) is a remarkable detective/crime film which revolutionized the film making industry and won many prestigious awards, and was said to the best foreign film out there. The scene took place in the Ancient Japan. The story of murder talked and showed a Japanese woman who got raped, and her husband getting killed in a sword fight. The Woodcutter who was one of the protagonists claimed that he saw the testimony through his very own eyes. However, there are four distinctive points of view, each telling their own side of the murder. Unfortunately, many of the Western movie critics misunderstood the film, or just simply oversimplified its meaning. They believed the true meaning of the story was the subjectivity of the truth, which is not what the story talked about but rather it’s about the quicksand of ego. The quicksand of ego is an important term since its one of the many moral implications shown in Rashomon which ties nicely with philosophical topics as well as moral dialogue itself. Rashomon effect which is defined as Kurosawa saying the film is not about the truth, but the quicksand of ego, which Priest who was another main character refused to accept. The true and pure meaning behind the Rashomon effect is that we cannot see the truth in everything, because we as a society are questioning our true believes and goals in life. It is very difficult to find truth, especially when