Rashomon Script

Script by:Ryūnosuke Akutagawa (Novel), Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay), Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay)
Directed by:Akira Kurosawa
Year:1950

Plot:Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.
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Throne of Blood Script

Script by:Shinobu Hashimoto (Screenplay), Ryûzô Kikushima (Screenplay), Akira Kurosawa (Screenplay), Hideo Oguni (Screenplay), William Shakespeare (Theatre Play)
Directed by:Akira Kurosawa
Year:1957

Plot:Returning to their lord's castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit's prophecy comes true, Washizu's scheming wife, Asaji, presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit's prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa's resetting of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.
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