IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042876
Submitted by Yuri Tsivian on 2007-05-22
Yuri Tsivian's comment:
The story evolves in 3 time-space registers (something that Bakhtin would term 3 chronotopes): 1) the space-time of the crime events, 2) the court trial interrogation of the participants and 3) the Rashomon gate at which 2 eyewitnesses (woodcutter and priest) tell a commoner about the event and the court trial testimonies. This is how I measured the film.
Shots under the credits sequence included; the end title too.
There is one cut missed in the credits sequence and perhaps 2 or 3 mistakes in the wood running sequences (cut hard to detect -- many CU cuts on fast running figures with bushed flashing in the foreground, but on the whole the measurement is accurate.
Author: Yuri Tsivian Date: 2007-05-22
The ASL difference between the 3 categories account for the fact that the event chronotope is mostly action, the court is monologues, and the gate, dialogs and triologs.
Author: Yuri Tsivian Date: 2007-05-23
A note on accuracy: Donald Richie who scrutinized the film on the editing table lists 417 shots incl. credits. So this is only 3 cuts off (or he is)