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三船敏郎 1920-1997

Overview
Works: 528 works in 2,974 publications in 12 languages and 35,995 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Gangster films  Film noir  War films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Costume designer, Producer, pmn, Other, Composer, Scribe, Author, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

244 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Japan a group of rice farmers decides to take the radical step of hiring a band of mercenaries to defend their rice crop against marauding bandits. The story takes place during a period in Japanese history when society was organized along feudal lines and peasants found themselves victims of both roving samurai and gangs of bandits. Kurosawa portrays 16th century Japan as a society where starvation and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai has become blurred. The villagers hire the six ronin, or masterless samurai and one braggart (Mifune) to successfully defend their village, only three of the seven survive. Kurosawa created a visual spectacle in black and white, utilizing fast tracking shots, and quick moving montage for the battle scenes turning a story of feudalism into a modern anti war film. The original version of The Seven Samurai was shown in Tokyo but deemed too long for general release. Shorter versions were eventually released in Japan and the United States. Several years after its release, this film was remade in the United States as The Magnificent Seven starring Yul Brenner and Steve McQueen
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

178 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,679 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

162 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 16th century Japan, Toshiro Mifune as Macbeth plays a simple soldier, full of exuberance and fire. The samurai is goaded by his wife and a spirit to murder his friend and his lord. Kurosawa's film is noteworthy for its eeerie atmospherics and powerful use of elements derived from Noh theatre. (Circulates)
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

144 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a flea bitten, dusty Japanese town, a ronin (unemployed samurai) finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring mafia's. On one side of town a local silk merchant is building a small army, while on the other, a sake merchant is hiring anybody who can carry a sword. The two merchants engage in a bidding war to employ the services of the itinerant samurai, but he has his own plans. Disgusted by both sides, the samurai, (Mifune) instigates a war between the two factions and with great pleasure sits in the town's bell tower watching them cut each other to pieces. After freeing the daughter of a local villager from bondage, he leaves the town in search of further exploits. Yojimbo was the inspiration for several Sergio Leone films including the Clint Eastwood vehicle, A Fistful of Dollars which was made a few years later. Kurosawa portrays 19th century Japan as a society where corruption and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai have become blurred. Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Yojimbo. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

115 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of rival clans, hidden gold and a princess in distress, The Hidden Fortress is a thrilling mix of fairy story and samurai action movie. It was Kurosawa's first film shot in the widescreen process of Tohoscope, and he exploited this to the full in the film's rich variety of landscape locations, including the slopes of Mount Fuji
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

117 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lazy samurai comes to the aid of idealistic but naive young warriors
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

69 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toshiro Mifune is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and low (tengoku to jigoku), the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosawa. Adapting Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on contemporary Japanese society
James Clavell's shōgun by Jerry London( Visual )

57 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Blackthorne is a ship-wrecked English navigator who becomes both an observer and a participant in historic changes in Japan during the Tokugawa, or, Edo period. Toranaga is a feuding warlord vying to become the supreme military dictator, or shōgun. Blackthorne is drawn into the turmoil and becomes determined to be the first foreigner to become a samurai warrior
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

66 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery set in Tokyo in the late 1940's. A rookie detective loses his gun and is afraid it has fallen into the hands of a killer
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

58 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nishi, a salaryman who marries his boss' lame daughter with the aim of exacting revenge on his father-in-law for his own father's death at the hands of the company. A suit-and-tie film noir, Kurosawa aims directly at the black heart of capitalism and the dark conformism of corporate Japan. Summary from container insert
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

82 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic medical saga set in 19th-century Japan, in which an arrogant young doctor learns the true challenge of fighting for good in an evil world
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

65 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, following the end of Pacific War, most of Japan's large towns were vast heaps of ashes and rubble. The virtual bacilli of society were thriving around the black markets. Among the rubble lived an old doctor prctising for the benefit of the poor. As a young man he had ruined himself hrought fas living, but is now a ovable old humanitarian, operating a clinic with the help of a nurse whom he rescued from misery. -- Cover
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

39 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with his most celebrated actor, Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa faithfully adapts Maxim Gorky's classic proletariat play, keeping the original's focus on the conflict between illusion and reality
Saikaku ichidai onna by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

74 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, Oharu, falls in love with a servant. Caught together, the man is beheaded and Oharu and her family are exiled. After enduring further misfortunes as a concubine, a courtesan, wife, and prostitute, Oharu becomes a mendicant nun in her old age. A peerless chronicler of the soul who specialized in supremely emotional, visually exquisite films about the circumstances of women in Japanese society throughout its history, Kenji Mizoguchi (Ugetsu) had already been directing movies for decades when he made The Life of Oharu in 1952
Daibosatsutōge = The sword of doom by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 613 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
1941 by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fear of Japanese invasion in 1941 sends Los Angeles into a panic. Comedy
Miyamoto Musashi = Samurai I by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

21 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musashi is a brash and ambitious peasant who desires frame and power as a swordsman. His dreams of glory in war sour when his army is routed and he becomes hunted by the authorities. With the help of a severe monk, he develops from a hot-tempered into a thoughtful swordsman
Jōiuchi : hairȳo tsuma shimatsu = Samurai rebellion by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 584 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 )

34 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 579 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
Samurai by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musashi is now a legendary swordsman whose latest quest is to save an isolated village from rampaging brigands. He also remains haunted by his memories of Otsu. Meanwhile, the ruthless and increasingly jealous Kojiro plots his battle royal with Musashi to prove who is the finest swordsman in Japan
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashōmon
Alternative Names
Mifune, Toshirō

Mifune, Toshirō 1920-1997

Mifune Tosiró

Mifune, Tosiro 1920-1997

Minlang, Sanchuan.

Tociro Mifune

Toshiro Mifune

Toshirō Mifune acteur japonais

Toshirō Mifune actor japonès

Toshiro Mifune actor xaponés

Toshirō Mifune aktor japoński

Toshiro Mifune Aktor Jepang

Toshirō Mifune attore, produttore cinematografico e regista giapponese

Toshiro Mifune Hapon nga aktor

Toshirō Mifune Japanese actor

Toshirō Mifune japanischer Schauspieler

Toshiro Mifune Japans acteur

Toshirō Mifune prolífico y consagrado actor japonés

Toširas Mifunė

Toşiro Mifune

Τοσίρο Μιφούνε

Мифунэ, Тосиро

Мифүнэ Тоширо

Тoсірo Міфунe

Тасіра Міфунэ

Тосиро Мифунэ

Тосіро Міфуне Японський актор

Тоширо Мифуне

Տոսիրո Միֆունե

טאשירא מיפונע

טושירו מיפונה

טושירו מיפונה שחקן יפני

توشيرو ميفوني

توشيرو ميفوني ممثل ياباني

توشیرو میفونه تهیه‌کننده و بازیگر ژاپنی

توٙشیرو میفونئ

তোশিরো মিফুনে

তোশিরো মিফুনে জাপানি অভিনেতা

டோஷிரோ மிபூன்

തൊഷീരൊ മിഫൂൻ

โทะชิโร มิฟุเนะ

მიფუნე ტოსირო

미후네 도시로 일본의 남자 영화 배우

ቶሺሮ ሚፉኔ

ᏠᏏᎶ ᎻᎱᏁ

ミフネ, トシロウ 1920-1997

三船, 敏郎 1920-1997

三船敏郎

三船敏郎 1920-1997

三船敏郎 日本演員

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RashōmonKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressJames Clavell's shōgunNorainu = Stray dogAkahige = Red BeardDaibosatsutōge = The sword of doomIkimono no kiroku = I live in fearSamurai