Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rashomon (1950)

It is crime to write anything about this classic for the only reason that, even after 60+ years after it was released, still it throws more information each time than any other classic.  This writing a piece of information is like throwing some light on the ever glowing sun.  If we do, it will be a foolish act of me.  

When ever any topic on movies creeps up, people use to say, have you seen, Rashomon, everytime i used to stand like a new bride, turning face down, and making a drawing on the floor with the toes even wearing shoes.

So finally, i made up my mind to get a copy of it from my ever adorable friend cum guide.  His sincere advise to watch this classic was, close the room, put the ear plugs on, and don't let any moment of this movie slips out of your eyes nor ears.  After watching full length of the movie (1hrs. 24 Minutes), i realised how true his suggestion was.  A big salute to my adorable friend cum guide for giving a invaluable suggestion.

Am here will not write any of my regular review nor what i liked most and all. I salute the master craftsman Akira Kurosawa.  

1. A Simple tale, how effectively narrated.

2. The rainy shots had been handled, framed nicely.  If you watch with intensity, you will feel, you are drenching in the rain, and will be searching for the cover from the rain.

3. The actors never tried to act, instead you will realise they are the live characters though out the length of the movie.

4. The steady camera work in the forest sequences were simply makes your jaw drop.  use of technology sixty years back is absolutely mesmerises you.

5. The music constantly keeps you engaged in the movie, it will     not allow you to blink your eyes even once.

6. The human values it emotes nicely, how people interpretation,     perception can vary, you can witness in this movie which was made more than 50 years ago.  What a timeless wonder it is.

Am stopping hear with a big salute to the Ageless wonder Akira Kurosawa.

1 comment:

  1. This is how a person writes from the heart! Way to Go. :-)