Tuesday, February 20, 2007


This 1950 Japanese film tells the story of a crime from four different perspectives including those of the perpetrator and the victim. The film is available on DVD from Criterion and can also can be viewed online here (HT: GreyLodge) or here at the internet archive or here courtesy of google:

The wikipedia entry on this movie is here. Where is the truth in these stories?

There are more recent examples of how events are interpreted differently according to the perspective of those involved. A comedic example:

There was a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode called "A Matter of Perspective" which dealt with this same issue.


1001 Flicks has a review.

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