How Akira Kurosawa Framed Rashômon

Akira Kurosawa’s Rashômon weaves together several different eyewitness accounts of murder and possible rape. In this video essay, Mr. Nerdista takes a closer look at the way Kurosawa frames his characters, using the camera to creating a unique visuals style corresponding to each character’s subjective account of what actually happened that day.

Mr Nerdista

Videos: 36


Case Studies


Criterion Collection


Crime/Drama


Drama/Mystery


Samurai & Martial Arts


Akira Kurosawa


Rashomon