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For Aristotle, walking facilitates talking – and, presumably, thinking. Plato also liked to philosophize while walking.
Let's do it!
We'll meet at Bolsa Chica Conservancy
3842 Warner Ave
at 4:30 pm and leave at 4:45 sharp.
We'll have dinner after the hike at SuperMex across the street.
If parking a the BC Conservancy is full - park in front of SuperMex for the hike and walk over after the hike.
We'll walk through the Bolsa Chica Wetlands for about 5 miles or over 10,000 steps. There are lots of birds to see.
Last week we saw two coyotes, osprey, egrets, heron, black skimmers, and so much more.
After we've exercised our legs and brains, there's the option to continue discussing at one of the restaurants for a drink or food.
Note: this is an exercise walk, not a stroll, and especially not a leisurely stroll. We walk at a pace where we can still enjoy a conversation, but we're moving the entire time, except to momentarily appreciate wildlife.
Waiting for stragglers defeats the intent of a vigorous walk, so if you're unable or not motivated to keep up, this walk is not for you.
What was Kurosawa's Rashomon best known for?
Akira Kurosawa's 1950 film Rashomon is widely regarded by critics and filmmakers as one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. Learn about the most influential aspects of Kurosawa's direction in this iconic film and how it explored the nature of truth through a single narrative told from several points of view.
What Is the Rashomon Effect?
The Rashomon effect is the term used for a storytelling technique made famous in Kurosawa’s film. The effect describes a single narrative arc told several times from different perspectives.
The film Rashomon presents four different plausible accounts and forces the audience to reckon with the unreliability of human beings and human memory. Since Rashomon, other filmmakers have emulated the technique and used it to great effect.
A Rashomon-style narrative allows the audience to see a single story through multiple lenses and get a multi-dimensional sense of characters based on the way their version of events unfolds.
What's the big deal: Rashomon is the rare film that can claim two major impacts on the world. One, its narrative style, almost unprecedented at the time, gave filmmakers a new tool to use, expanding the storytelling possibilities. Two, it introduced Japanese cinema to the rest of the world.
5 Reasons Why “Rashomon” is a Masterpiece of World Cinema
What is the moral lesson of Rashomon?
If there is a moral lesson to come out of Rashomon, the lesson is most probably this. Human beings are inevitably duplicitous and self-serving, but if only they would develop the courage and decency to admit the “truth” about themselves, the world would be a better place.
All in all, the fate of these women grimly fulfils Rashomon’s instruction that any sexually violated woman who doesn’t want to be called a whore must kill herself immediately.
What does Rashomon say about truth?
Rashomon is “the classic film statement of relativism, the unknowability of truth”. There is no definitive truth and no one was lying, they were only recalling the events through their subjective perceptions of them.
Rashômon (1950) ORIGINAL TRAILER
Kurosawa and Rashomon
Kurosawa's Rashomon demonstrates film's emergence as an international medium and fully-recognized art form. The lecture highlights connections to modernism and Japanese theater traditions, and summarizes the film's key stylistic and structural features.
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“Great minds discuss ideas.
Average minds discuss events.
Small minds discuss people.”
Henry Thomas Buckle
Come join like-minded friends in informal, spontaneous conceptual discussions. Nothing to read or prepare - bring your sense of humor and sense of philosophical inquiry to share your thoughts and be stimulated by others' ideas and the feeling of camaraderie.
We're dining alfresco, so please dress warmly.
There are heaters, but layer what you wear so you don't get cold.
There's no Happy Hour - - - however - - - there is no corkage fee, so if you want to bring a bottle of wine from home to share, our waiter will be happy to open it and keep your glass filled.
To RSVP, the cover is $2.