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橋本忍 1918-

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Most widely held works by 橋本忍
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

90 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is murdered, his wife is raped by a bandit. Kurosawa uses a stunning flashback technique to tell four different versions of what occurred
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

100 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

60 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film examines the struggles of a minor Tokyo bureaucrat and his final quest for meaning. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers the bureaucrats quest in the present and then through a series of flashbacks
Seven samurai( Visual )

8 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese farming community has been victimized by bandits, year afer year. Desperate to find some means of ending the terror, the villagers hire seven unemployed samurai to help defend them
Hara kiri (Seppuku) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

30 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in Japanese and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an unemployed samurai is forced to commit harakiri before a feudal lord, his father-in-law returns to the scene, seemingly to play out the same agonizing suicide ritual
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young executive hunts down his father's killer. A tale about corruption in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan as seen through the rising executive eyes
Daibosatsutōge = The sword of doom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 454 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 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jōiuchi : hairȳo tsuma shimatsu = Samurai rebellion by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

14 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 424 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 )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiichi Nakajima (Mifune) decides to relocate his family to the safe haven of Brazil from what he perceives is a nuclear holocaust. His methods of getting them there, by burning down their foundry, leads to his incarceration when the family commits him for being criminally insane. From the confines of the asylum Kiichi drifts into a fantasy world where he believes that the sun is an inferno created by the Earth when it exploded in a nuclear holocaust. 'I Live in fear' is Kurosawa's blatant criticism of the perils of nuclear warfare, and was produced at the height of the Cold War when the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union were all experimenting with nuclear testing. The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was also a recent and painful memory. This a powerful study of patriarchy in Japanese society, and what Kiichi is willing to do to convince his family to support his beliefs. DVD
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 381 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
Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reimagines Macbeth in feudal Japan. Starring Kurosawa's longtime collaborator Toshiro Mifune and the legendary Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife, the film tells of a valiant warrior's savage rise to power and his ignominious fall
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 274 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 )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 229 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
Dodes 'Ka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

41 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of Tokyo slum dwellers overcome adversity while retaining their hopes and dreams
Ikiru; a film by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune, to the Western world
Shichinin no samurai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic masterpiece is about a group of 16th century samurai who are hired to defend a small Japanese village that finds itself annually raided by an army of bandits who steal the meager crops harvested by the peasants. Tired of relinquishing their food supply but woefully inept in combat skills, the villagers decide to hire a band of samurai to protect them. In addition to the primary conflict between the villagers and the bandits, much of the tale revolves around young Katsushiro's coming-of-age, both sexually and emotionally. Kikuchiyo's search for acceptance forms the other major storyline. Indeed, everyone in Seven Samurai is searching: for adventure, for experience, for freedom from their oppressors
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 115 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
Samurai = Samurai assassin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 107 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
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Chasimoto, Sinobu 1918-

Hashimoto, Shinobu.

Hashimoto, Shinobu 1918-

Hasimoto, Sinobu

Shinobu, Hashimoto.

Shinobu Hashimoto guionista japonés

Shinobu Hashimoto Japanese screenwriter

Shinobu Hashimoto Japans filmregisseur

Shinobu Hashimoto scénariste japonais

Σινόμπου Χασιμότο Ιάπωνας σεναριογράφος

Синобу Хасимото японский сценарист, режиссёр, продюсер

Хасимото, Синобу

Шінобу Хашімото

שינובו האשימוטו תסריטאי יפני

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-

Shichinin no samurai = Seven samuraiIkiru = To liveHara kiri (Seppuku)Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fearThrone of bloodKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressNihon no ichiban nagai hi