Roger Ebert recently republished his review of Rashomon, Akira Kurosawa’s groundbreaking film, which depicts a murder through the subjective flashbacks of 4 different characters. The movie was so influential that a psychological theory accounting for the effect of subjectivity on recollection is named after it.

Ebert remarks on the incorporation of “Rashomon” into English lexicon:

Its very title has entered the English language, because, like "Catch-22," it expresses something for which there is no better substitute.

The Rashomon effect, as well as the discursive structure that its namesake pioneered, is an important pattern of hypertext and has been the subject of very important works.