Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

Jul 5, 2014

Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

by William Bradbury

It is noticeable that the tales in “Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories” by Ryunosuke Akutagawa change in tone and style alongside the mental state and interests of the writer. Akutagawa’s most famed early works (including the titular story) are intricately woven setups for moral ...

How Lon Chaney led to lifetime of Japanese film

Feb 2, 2002

How Lon Chaney led to lifetime of Japanese film

by Angela Jeffs

I’m rarely nervous these days. But the prospect of sitting down with author, academic, film scholar and art critic Donald Richie has me ever so slightly on edge. Movies like Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon,” seen as a student in England, were profound in effect. Forty ...