How to Solve the Mystery of Rashomon

New York: Cinema 16, 1952. Original pamphlet distributed by Amos and Marcia Vogel's Cinema 16, "How to Solve the Mystery of Rashomon" (1952), an essay by novelist and film critic Parker Tyler.

Few foreign language films have made such a lasting impact on American audiences as Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon" (1950), a revolutionary film in style and substance that challenged and confounded audiences. Upon its release in New York in late-1951, Parker Tyler, who co-author with Charles Henri Ford of one of the earliest novels of gay literature, "The Young and Evil" (1933), wrote an essay "Rashomon as Modern Art" and developed a questionnaire for Cinema 16 audiences to encourage discussion about Kurosawa's masterpiece. Tyler argued that each of the irreconcilable eyewitness accounts is both true and false and that the nature of truth is subjective.

4.5 x 6 inches. Very Good plus in saddle-stitched wrappers, with light soiling to rear panel.

Criterion Collection 138. Vogel, p. 26.


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