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— by Marcelo Garcia: While his eclectic filmography ranges from harrowing epics to gritty yakuza dramas, many of Akira Kurosawa’s best known and most influential classics are set in Japan’s storied past. Among them is 1950’s Rashomon, which masterfully weaved between the past and present, as well as multiple points-of-view, to tell the tale of a murder and the events that followed in 8th century Japan. Since that debut 70 years ago today, Rashomon has been influencing how generations of filmmakers use point-of-view and tell stories…

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