History Main / RashomonStyle

10th Feb '17 11:17:23 AM detghost
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* The YTV program ''Series/RadioActive'' does this in one episode -- one student tries to find out what happened to cause a CD to get damaged, and so asks the other students. Each one had a different report on what happened in the room, how everyone acted and what happened to the CD (one student claims he caught it in his teeth after another threw it at him). The only constant in any of them is one of the students reading a comic book wearing a hat (which changes depending on who's telling it). That student's retelling consists entirely of a shot of a comic book while the voices of the other cast members can be heard babbling incoherently in the background.

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''Series/RadioActive'' does this in one episode -- one student tries to find out what happened to cause a CD to get damaged, and so asks the other students. Each one had a different report on what happened in the room, how everyone acted and what happened to the CD (one student claims he caught it in his teeth after another threw it at him). The only constant in any of them is one of the students reading a comic book wearing a hat (which changes depending on who's telling it). That student's retelling consists entirely of a shot of a comic book while the voices of the other cast members can be heard babbling incoherently in the background.


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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/Angel'' do this to a lesser extent in the companion episodes "Fool for Love" and "Darla." They follow the history of Spike and Darla respectively and both show the Whirlwind at the Boxer Rebellion. In "Fool for Love," this scene is from Spike's POV immediately after killing a Slayer. When Angel finds out he seems unhappy and jealous, coldly suggesting they leave. In "Darla," the same scene is shown from Angel's POV and you realize he had just gotten his soul -- his unhappiness is actually due to guilt over Spike's murder of the Slayer and he wants to leave to avoid killing more people.
7th Feb '17 9:14:19 AM benda
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* ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot'', a French film, plays with this by having the first half or so of the film follow a girl who a man is apparently cheating on (and going to leave) his wife with her. However, he repeatedly fails to show up at all to their arranged meetings. Growing increasingly distraught, she finally [[spoiler:attempts suicide]]. In the second half, [[spoiler:it's from the man's point of view, and it's revealed that he isn't even aware that she exists, and the entire relationship was the product of her being insane]].

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* ''Film/HeLovesMeHeLovesMeNot'', a French film, plays with this by having the first half or so of the film follow a girl who a man is apparently cheating on (and going to leave) his wife with her. However, he repeatedly fails to show up at all to their arranged meetings. Growing increasingly distraught, she finally [[spoiler:attempts suicide]]. In the second half, [[spoiler:it's from the man's point of view, and it's revealed that he isn't even he's barely aware that she exists, of her existence, and the entire relationship was the product of her being insane]].
6th Feb '17 10:40:26 AM MisterBeeg
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' the viewfinder the Gromble uses to read the students' memories of their scares breaks down, so he just tries asking the PowerTrio how they managed to scare everyone at the opera. Ickus recounts the story as a FilmNoir (with him as the hero) while Oblina recounts it by casting herself as an imperturbable MarySue superheroine. The Gromble, annoyed by their blatant fabrications, asks the less egotistical Krumm what happened, but he narrates a childish, simplistic set of events that only clearly indicates that Ickus and Oblina spent most of the assignment arguing. Finally the viewfinder is fixed and he forces all three of them on it to determine the true course of events -- [[spoiler:it turns out that the three kept screwing up the basic parts of the plan until they accidentally landed in the middle of the concert floor, at which point they panicked but fortunately so did the humans they landed in front of and soon the entire building was evacuated]]. Needless to say, the Gromble was [[SadistTeacher only too happy]] to punish them for lying.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters'' the viewfinder the Gromble uses to read view the students' memories of their scares assignments breaks down, down so he just tries asking the PowerTrio tells the class how they managed to their scare everyone went at the opera. Ickus recounts the story as a FilmNoir (with him as the hero) while Oblina recounts it by casting herself as an imperturbable MarySue superheroine. The Gromble, annoyed by their blatant fabrications, asks the less egotistical Krumm what happened, but he narrates a childish, simplistic set of events that only clearly indicates that Ickus and Oblina spent most of the assignment arguing. Finally the viewfinder is fixed and he forces all three of them on it to determine the true course of events -- [[spoiler:it turns out that the three kept screwing up the basic parts of the plan until they accidentally landed in the middle of the concert floor, at which point they panicked but fortunately so did the humans they landed in front of and soon the entire building was evacuated]]. Needless to say, the Gromble was [[SadistTeacher only too happy]] to punish them for lying.
4th Feb '17 6:06:21 AM Vir
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* Happens in the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode "Rashomoron". Interestingly enough, the ''first'' story is the closest to the truth (except for the unicorn), and the episode ends with [[TheDitz Johnny's]] account, which is barely even the same plot. It then turns out that there really WAS a Unicorn.

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* Happens in the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode "Rashomoron". Interestingly enough, the ''first'' story is the closest to the truth (except for the unicorn), and the episode ends with [[TheDitz Johnny's]] account, which is barely even the same plot. It then turns out that there really WAS ''was'' a Unicorn.unicorn.



** One episode open with the Trio and Irwin dangling from a rope over a pit. Irwin asks how they got into that mess and the others conclude that it was due to them meeting [[TheGrimReaper Grim]]. Billy and Grim's versions are radically different with the former's portraying him and Mandy as space rangers who go on an adventure across the earth to gather Grim's skull, robe, and scythe to fully summon him and he then agrees to be their friend. Grim's is sympathetic and portrays himself as a hotshot in the underworld who lost to an evil Mandy in a duel and had to be her friend/servant as a result. Mandy gets fed up with their tall tales and briefly sums up the pilot episode as it happened while clips play. Everyone dismisses this story, with Grim saying "Oh please, [[ArtEvolution that didn't even look like us]]". Irwin is amazed at the stories but then says he was asking how they ended up hanging on the rope. It acts like a lead in to another Rashomon-style story, but the episode ends as they fall and get eaten by the monster they're hanging over.

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** One episode open opens with the Trio trio and Irwin dangling from a rope over a pit. Irwin asks how they got into that mess and the others conclude that it was due to them meeting [[TheGrimReaper Grim]]. Billy and Grim's versions are radically different with the former's portraying him and Mandy as space rangers who go on an adventure across the earth to gather Grim's skull, robe, and scythe to fully summon him and he then agrees to be their friend. Grim's is sympathetic and portrays himself as a hotshot in the underworld who lost to an evil Mandy in a duel and had to be her friend/servant as a result. Mandy gets fed up with their tall tales and briefly sums up the pilot episode as it happened while clips play. Everyone dismisses this story, with Grim saying "Oh please, [[ArtEvolution that didn't even look like us]]". Irwin is amazed at the stories but then says he was asking how they ended up hanging on the rope. It acts like a lead in to another Rashomon-style story, but the episode ends as they fall and get eaten by the monster they're hanging over.
16th Jan '17 7:11:36 PM OceanicVaranine
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* In ''Surveillance'' This is the non-linear style way David Lynch tells a story of a murder from the surviving dirty cop to the drug stealing criminals eventually the kid reveals(sort of)what actually happens.
10th Jan '17 6:49:51 PM nombretomado
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5th Jan '17 11:24:16 AM Pamina
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* The song "Summer Nights" in ''Film/{{Grease}}'' is this, with both Sandy and Danny recounting the events of their summer romance. While Sandy's version is less outrageous, the likelihood is that both of them are being equally untruthful.

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* The song "Summer Nights" in ''Film/{{Grease}}'' is this, with both Sandy and Danny recounting the events of their summer romance. Danny's version is {{Hotter and Sexier}}; Sandy's is all sweetness and innocence. While Sandy's version is less outrageous, the likelihood is that both of them are being equally untruthful.
4th Jan '17 12:39:14 PM DynamiteXI
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* The second episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Downtown}}'' features this when Chaka and Mecca remember when they first met Matt and Fruity, and vice versa. All we really know for sure is that they were all in the park and Chaka was dancing in the fountain:
** Chaka remembers herself as a voluptuous dancer that had the attention of every guy in the park, and that Matt and Fruity were lanky nerds.
** Fruity remembers himself as a fit, confident skater, and Chaka as a plain, [[ACupAngst flat]] girl.
2nd Jan '17 3:51:45 PM JoieDeCombat
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** The series finale "The Long Goodbye Job," although it's not made immediately obvious to the audience, makes use of a similar structure. It opens InMediasRes with Nate in custody after a job gone wrong; the first version shown is Nate's explanation of what happened. The woman he's telling the story to does not believe he's telling the truth, and presents a second version, before a final reveal shows what really happened [[spoiler:and that almost everything about Nate's original version of the story was a lie and the job is still in progress]]. Like "The Rashomon Job," this episode also employs CastAsAMask to hide things from the audience, in this case [[spoiler:obscuring Sophie and Nate's particular roles in the con]].
28th Dec '16 12:54:46 PM GentleMart
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* In the ''Literature/GotrekAndFelix'' novel ''[=OrcSlayer=]'', [[ItMakesSenseInContext Gotrek's efforts to help Prince Hamnir retake Karak Hirn]] are hampered by the Prince having to resolve a dispute between the Stonemonger Clan and the Ironskin Clan over the possession of the Shield of Drutti. The Stonemongers claim the Ironskins stole the shield after giving it as a gift to the Stonemongers two thousand years ago for rescuing an Ironskin daughter from trolls, while the Ironskins insist that they had traded the shield to the Stonemongers in exchange for mining rights that were subsequently never given and had simply taken the shield back as recompense. [[CuttingTheKnot Gotrek resolves this by taking the shield, hacking it to pieces and throwing the pieces into the fire]]. It cancels the clans' grudges, in that they now have a grudge against Gotrek.
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