Gove referenced the 1950s Japanese classic when coming to ex-chief whip Andrew Mitchell's defence. Can the film's plot be applied elsewhere in politics?
Could it be another example of the Boris Johnson effect? If politicians are no longer afraid to scatter Latin tags, then surely it's just the next step to reference golden-age Japanese cinema in attempting to put your mark on a resignation crisis. Michael Gove, in his defence of the now-ex-chief whip Andrew Mitchell, suggested the old truth-is-relative concept by mentioning the Akira Kurosawa classic Rashômon.
Asked in a 5 Live radio interview whether he believed Mitchell, he said: "Yes I do. There's a Japanese film, I think it's called Rashômon, in which different participants who see the same event all have different recollections of it."
Rashômon famously upended the neatly packaged resolution of crime fiction by offering four different versions – none of them conclusive – of the same »
- Andrew Pulver
Similar News ItemsQuentin Tarantino
- We love you, now change: What other actors are due for a McConaissance? (From EW.com - PopWatch. 6 March 2014, 2:50 PM, PST)
- Sin City's Black-and-White Violence Is Back, Now With Joseph Gordon-Levitt (From BuzzSugar. 6 March 2014, 1:31 PM, PST)
- 10 Celebrities You Forgot Were In Horror Films (From FEARnet. 6 March 2014, 12:30 PM, PST)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
- ‘The Bag Man’ a forgettable footnote for both John Cusack and Robert De Niro (From SoundOnSight. 6 March 2014, 9:19 PM, PST)
- Lindsay Lohan is in the last-chance saloon again, and now it's all on TV (From The Guardian - TV News. 6 March 2014, 4:06 PM, PST)
- Lindsay Lohan is in the last-chance saloon again, and now it's all on TV (From The Guardian - Film News. 6 March 2014, 4:06 PM, PST)
- Protecting Their Precious Bodily Fluids: Male Impotence in Kubrick’s Filmography (From SoundOnSight. 6 March 2014, 9:02 PM, PST)
- Review: Grand Piano (From DailyDead. 6 March 2014, 10:13 AM, PST)
- Author Reviews ‘Divergent’ + TV Spot & Featurette (From The Hollywood News. 5 March 2014, 10:14 PM, PST)