Tuesday, August 7, 2012

2012 Summer Under the Stars - Toshiro Mifune


Toshiro Mifune

This post is part of the 2012 Summer Under the Stars blogathon hosted by Jill at Sittin' on a Backyard Fence and Michael at ScribeHard on Film.

I wanted to take a few moments to discuss (via video) why I love the film Rashomon which stars Toshiro Mifune.

A few notes after I recorded my video of things that I missed:

  • In the beginning I said the movie is on Thursday evening...it's actually on Thursday at 7:45AM.  Set your DVRs! (If you miss it, the entire movie is available on YouTube.)
  • I said the Kurasowa shot in direct sunlight...what I meant was that he shot directly into the sun.
And now, without further adieu: here's the clip.  Please excuse all of the 'ahs' and pauses.  I had notes but was kind of shooting from the hip!

Here's another clip discussing Rashomon that I found on YouTube (there are lots more):

Robert Altman weighs in on Rashomon


  1. Great ot know you, Joel! I didn't watch the whole video to not spoil my viewing of Rashomon, a film I always heard great things about.
    It's being a joy to be part of the Summer Under the Stars blogaton!


    I am so glad you were able to put together another video for the blogathon. I really hope you continue the video blogs and writing here on your site.

    1. Thanks! Almost finished with Freddie Bartholomew/Captains Courageous blog...that will be written. BUT...Eva Marie Saint/On the Waterfront will be a video gush-fest because I like that movie a lot!