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Rashomon: A Classic Japanese Film
We're talking with Scott Miller of the BYU Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages, a professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature. We'll be discussing the 1950 Japanese film Rashomon , directed by Akira Kurosawa. It is said that Rashomon is Kurosawa's presentation of Japanese cinema to Western audiences and is considered one of his masterpieces. We'll discuss this movie's place in film history, the appeal it has for film aficionados over half a century, and what chance this classic has of remaining fertile ground for future interpretation.—Original airdate: 2/7/2008

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