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    Rashomon (Daiei, 1952). Japanese B2 (20" X 29"). One of the most significant films in the history of Japanese cinema, this was director Akira Kurosawa's tale of the vicious murder of a samurai by a roving bandit, told largely in flashback by the samurai's wife, a woodcutter who witnessed the event, the bandit, and, by way of a medium, the victim himself. All four tell different stories, leading to a compelling exploration of the meaning of truth. The film has had such an impact that our legal system actually recognizes "The Rashomon Effect" in relation to eyewitness testimony. This extremely rare poster, created after the film won the 1951 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, was made in Japan for foreign export, hence the English language writing. Original release posters from this hugely important film are exceptionally scarce and avidly desired by collectors worldwide. A thorough examination of this dramatic piece, with striking images of stars Toshiro Mifune and Machiko Kyo, reveals an absolutely pristine copy of this very desirable poster. Rolled, Mint.

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    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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