"Rashomon"- Akira Kurosawa.Four views of a murder and rape. The Japanese film is famous for the way it shows a series of events as seen by the different caracters. None of the caracters has the same version of the events. Each version is coloured by the person telling it.This is Hans Hillman's Poster for Kurosawa's Rashomon
No matter how much work the director, the assistant director, the cameraman or the lightning technicians put into a film, the audience never knows. What is necessary is to show them something that is complete and has no excess...The art of the cinema has been called an art of time, but time used to no purpose cannot be called anything but wasted time. - Akira Kurosawa
Arguably the most famous Japanese film director of all time, Akira Kurosawa is also sometimes called the Emperor, because he was such a tyrant on the set. His career went from WWII to the early 1990s, and his best known films are his samurai epics, such as SEVEN SAMURAI. However, he also made intimate dramas,
Akira Kurosawa and the Art of Editing: "Akira Kurosawa possessed a masterful awareness of the filmmaking process, and those working close to him considered editing to be among his greatest talents… The following words on editing and Phil Baumhardt’s Profiles in Editing: Akira Kurosawa exemplify the filmmaker’s profound understanding of 'the invisible art' while the latter closely studies Kurosawa’s editing style and techniques in Seven Samurai."