April 8, 2005

Great moments in movie quotage, part 1

I have to write about this real quick before I forget.

So, today, we watched Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon in film class. It's a really good movie. It makes very interesting use of storytelling and structure. You should all check it out.

I just wanted to highlight one quote from the film that I thought was just... well, see for yourself:

Priest: "Thanks to you, I think I can keep my faith in man."
Woodcutter: "Don't mention it."

I don't know if that is insanely ridiculous or earth-shatteringly profound. What are you supposed to say when someone says you've restored their faith in humanity? "Don't mention it?!" I took it from the subtitles, so perhaps it was different in the original Japanese. I just don't know what to make of it.

Posted by smit2174 at April 8, 2005 4:24 PM