Monday, April 12, 2004

Different ways of seeing Rashômon

A few weeks ago I finally saw the famous Kurasawa film "Rashomon." [Warning: possible spoiler ahead]. I have to admit I didn't much like it, but what got me was that the different witnesses weren't just seeing things from their own perspective, they were actually lying. Why then do so many people use "Rashomon" as a shorthand for the idea that there are many ways to see the same thing and truth is subjective (for example, here)?

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