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橋本忍 1918-

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Most widely held works about 橋本忍
Most widely held works by 橋本忍
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

112 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

70 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit"--Video cover
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

66 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a petty official Kanji Watanabe learns he is going to die he begins a quest for the true meaning of life
Hara kiri (Seppuku) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

33 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in Japanese and French and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

35 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are a young woman living with her lecherous uncle; a pair of friends who get drunk and swap wives; a possibly mentally ill beggar and his son who live in a deserted car; and a man with five children who knows he is not the father of any, but treats them as if they were his own. Although they may dream of better times, these people are trapped--both physically and psychologically--doomed to live a life of disappointment (or worse), but many find ways to carry on
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

49 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Daibosatsutōge = The sword of doom by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryunosuke is a sociopathic samurai. When he is scheduled for an exhibition match at his fencing school, the wife of his opponent begs Ryunosuke to throw the match, offering her own virtue in trade
Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Airlines, Friends of the Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institution present the American Educational Theatre Association, American National Theatre and Academy production of the American College Theatre Festival. Hofstra University, The Department of Drama and Speech presents "Rashomon," by Fay and Michael Kanin, based on stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, directed by Miriam Tulin, set and lighting design by Donald H. Swinney, music by Lawrence Rosenthal, vocal coach Carol M. SIca, stage manager Michael Fields, sound technician Tom Morgan, costume design by Richard O. Kramer, swordplay and projections by Carl Morris
Jōiuchi : hairȳo tsuma shimatsu by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clan lord orders an aging swordsman to have his son marry the lord's mistress, but reverses his decision after the young couple falls in love
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly and wealthy industrialist becomes obsessed with a fear of the atomic bomb. In a futile attempt to save his family he pressures them to leave Japan and move to the rainforest in Brazil where he believes they will be safe. His family, complacent and cynical, is outraged and move to have him declared insane
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

22 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jidai geki (period film) set during the civil war of the sixteenth century. A young princess is trying to travel across war-torn territory with her clan's treasure accompanied by a loyal samurai (Mifune) and two oafish peasants. This film is notable for the way Kurosawa brings some complexity to what could have been a conventional chambara (sword-play film). He overlays satire, Shakesperian contrasts between clown and hero and references to the American western on more traditional elements such as Noh music and story-structure close to fairy tale. Kurosawa also makes what Noel Burch regards as distinctively Japanese use of the wide screen (cinemascope) proportions in decentred compositions which, like some traditional Japanese painting, frequently emphasises the shape and boundaries of the frame
Nihon no ichiban nagai hi( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of the end of WWII and the destruction faced by the Japanese people. This is the story of August 15, 1945, Japan's longest day, where in a single 24-hour period, the fate of 100 million people would be decided
Ikiru; a film by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Japanese businessman dying of cancer wants to give something back to society before his death, so he decides to build a playground for children
Samurai = Samurai assassin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ronin gather to carry out an assassination of a Shogunate elder. One of them, Niiro Tsuruchiyo, hopes of taking the Shogunate's severed head so he can win renown and a position in a great samurai house
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About Japanese post-war corruption and hierarchical abuse in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan echoes Shakespeare's Hamlet. The illegitimate son of a low-level functionary pursues the perpetrators of a high-level corporate scandal. Believing that they drove his father to suicide--to protect their schemes--the son seeks vengeance for his father. To gain access to the halls of power, he marries the head of corporation's daughter
Samurai 7 : the complete series( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a futuristic world that has just seen the end of a massive war, many villages are being terrorized by Nobuseri bandits. A group of villagers decide to hire samurai to protect their village. Contains all 26 episodes
Zero no shōten( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a newlywed husband disappears on what was supposed to be only a brief business trip, his wife Teiko spearheads the effort to find out what happened. As Teiko slowly makes her way through the snowy countryside in search of missing husband, the revelation that he may have been leading a double life sets off a chain of events that finds her fate growing increasingly grim
Fūrin kazan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yamamoto Kansuke is a fearsome warrior who has risen to the position of Clan Chamberlain through trickery and deceit, but he learns the meaning of honor when he and his Lord, Takeda, fall in love with the same woman
Suna no utsuwa by Yoshitarō Nomura( Visual )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two detectives are assigned to investigate the murder of a 60-year-old ex-policeman at the Tokyo Railway Station. The victim is well-liked and benevolent and there does not seem to be any motivation to the murder. A further investigation finally leads to the discovery of the hidden past of a young rising composer. Based on the novel "Suna no utsuwa" by Matsumoto Seichō
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Chasimoto, Sinobu 1918-

Hashimoto, Shinobu.

Hashimoto, Shinobu 1918-

Hasimoto, Sinobu

Shinobu, Hashimoto.

Shinobu Hashimoto Japanese screenwriter

Shinobu Hashimoto Japans filmregisseur

Σινόμπου Χασιμότο

Синобу Хасимото японский сценарист, режиссёр, продюсер

Хасимото, Синобу

Шінобу Хашімото

شینوبو هاشیموتو

교본인 1918-

ハシモト, シノブ

ハシモト, シノブ 1918-

橋本, 忍 1918-...

橋本忍 1918-

RashōmonIkiru = To liveHara kiri (Seppuku)Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressNihon no ichiban nagai hi