An HBO Max series that reimagines Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon" is in the works

Sep 28, 2020 17:52


An HBO Max series that reimagines Akira Kurosawa's "Rashomon" is in the works. Details here: https://t.co/emwHCTjmhB

Hisao Kurosawa, son of Akira, says: “I am excited to see my dad’s vision through this inspirational story kept alive and made accessible to a new generation.” pic.twitter.com/qBaGX86iYh
- IndieWire (@IndieWire) September 28, 2020
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nutmegdealer September 28 2020, 23:56:29 UTC
how whitewashed will this be?

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ohmylol September 28 2020, 23:58:49 UTC
Virgil Williams did Moundboud and this has the aproval of the Kurosawa family so hopefully they hire japanese writers and a japanese cast ??

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gloeden September 29 2020, 02:46:32 UTC
Since they're only adapting the theme, the idea of self-serving memory, and not the actual setting or time or place...why is this "white washing"?

Unless they do a Tom Cruise and set a bunch of white people down in Japan of the Shogunate era, and then make them the center of the action. That would be white-washing for sure.

But the theme is a universal one ultimately. Kurosawa was just the first to use it as a film idea and he chose to put it in an era that he felt would serve the theme. The theme itself has nothing essentially Japanese about it.

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g_lovesbb September 28 2020, 23:58:25 UTC
But I see no Asians tied to it 🧐

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alterlife September 29 2020, 00:03:04 UTC
White nonsense

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invisiblegirlx September 29 2020, 00:10:46 UTC
Nope. This sounds like they want to make something totally different but want the name of a famous movie attached.

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ahkna September 29 2020, 00:15:46 UTC
The narrative technique is so popular on television that it is its own trope

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