Rashomon and Style

I just got through watching Rashomon, and I’m sure at some point I’ll have insightful things to say about it. But in the meantime:

  1. Women throughout time have had really, really weird ideas about fashion. Those eyebrows really freaked me out. Much worse than metrosexual crab people.
  2. During the woman’s story, the composer was just a wee bit “inspired by” (in the John Williams “completely ripped off” sense) Ravel’s Bolero.

I enjoyed it, but seriously, those eyebrows remind me of the old women I see who’ve shaved theirs and tattooed some weird arch over their eyes in a color unrelated to their actual hair.

One thought on “Rashomon and Style

  1. Speaking of style, I saw a stylistically very cool movie this week. Mirrormask. It’s written by Neil Gaiman (all the /. goo all the time about his American Gods novel), and uses a lot of Jim Henson Creature Shop puppetry, but to MUCH better effect than previous stuff I’ve seen them do.

    Great visuals, great music. coolest feeling movie since the Snatch/Matrix days. And a much cooler actual movie than either, even if it is basically a fairy tale. Actually kinda reminded me of Time Bandits, but works much better.

    Anywho, I’m gonna blog about it when I get a frickin’ moment to myself, but I figured I’d mention it now, since we’re talking about movies and style.


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