CSI as Rashomon

A modern television show closely based on the 1950 classic Kurosawa
film, 'Rashomon,' is 'CSI.'


Not only in this serendipitously named episode, but in others, the show is concerned with recreating/remembering the details of a crime to which none of the players has a first-hand record. They must continually syphon through the often conflicting recollections of eye-witnesses and potential suspects--whilst constructing plausible scenarios from evidence cross-referenced by motive cross-referenced by instinct--to piece together a version of past events as close to 'what really happened' as possible. Come to think of it, they've probably put a few innocents in jail and let a few killers walk--so difficult it is to settle on a collectively remembered version of the past with which everyone is in accord.