The Rashomon effect is an effect that practically every TV show ever made seems to have made use of at some point or other. Basically it refers to how people may view the same events in completely different ways, making the truth of the matter difficult to verify. This motif pops up in many places ranging from Star Trek: The Next Generation ("A Matter of Perspective") to Perfect Strangers. ("Eyewitless Reports") to NewsRadio ("Catherine Moves On"). I think it was in something else too, but I can't quite put my finger on what it was.
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