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Steven Spielberg's Amblin Partners is taking a bigger bet on TV

After acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa died 20 years ago, Steven Spielberg eulogized him as "the visual Shakespeare of our time."

So when Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, co-presidents of Spielberg's television business, got the opportunity to make a TV show out of Kurosawa's 1950 masterpiece "Rashomon," they jumped at the chance.

They thought the central idea - in which a single mystery is retold over and over from subjective points of view - would resonate with audiences at a time when the truth feels increasingly malleable.

"It really shifts your perspective," Frank, 49, told The Times. "In this day and age, the idea of chasing the truth and finding out the objective reality was

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