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三船敏郎 1920-1997

Overview
Works: 509 works in 2,868 publications in 11 languages and 35,588 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Romance films  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Costume designer, Producer, pmn, Other, Composer, Scribe, Director, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

243 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th-century Japan, the peasants of a small village recruit seven samurai to protect them from annual bandit attacks. When the warriors arrive, a series of spectacular battles commence. The director's mobile camera captures the action through foliage, rainstorms, dust and wind. In the United States, Kurosawa's epic, which borrows elements from American cinema, was re-made into a western entitled The Magnificent seven
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

168 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,621 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 )

153 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,337 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)
The bodyguard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

140 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,025 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 )

109 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of rival clans, hidden gold and a princess in distress; a mix of fairy story and samurai action movie. This film inspired the script for Star Wars
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

119 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

63 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma
James Clavell's shōgun by James Clavell( Visual )

55 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,226 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 )

63 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,064 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 )

55 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,041 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 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A testament to the goodness of humankind, Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (Akahige) chronicles the tumultuous relationship between an arrogant young doctor and a compassionate clinic director. Toshiro Mifune, in his last role for Kurosawa, gives a powerhouse performance as the dignified yet empathic director who guides his pupil to maturity, teaching the embittered intern to appreciate the lives of his destitute patients. Perfectly capturing the look and feel of 19th-century Japan, Kurosawa weaves a fascinating tapestry of time, place, and emotion
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

63 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 889 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 )

66 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan
Miyamoto Musashi = Samurai I by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

50 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a civil war, Musashi Miyamoto goes off in search of glory, only to suffer defeat on the wrong side. He returns as an outlaw, halfmad and uncontrollable, and is saved only by the intervention of a village girl who loves him and a Buddhist priest who tries to heal him
Saikaku ichidai onna by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

73 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, Oharu, falls in love with a pretty 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
Daibosatsutōge = The sword of doom by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 610 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. Ryunosuke accepts her offer, but kills her husband in the match. Over time, Ryunosuke is pursued by the brother of the man he killed
1941 by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fear of Japanese invasion in 1941 sends Los Angeles into a panic. Comedy
Jōiuchi : hairȳo tsuma shimatsu = Samurai rebellion by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 556 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 )

32 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 546 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
Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen : kettō ganryūjima = Miyamoto Musashi three : duel at Ganryu Island by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musashi is now a legendary swordsman whose latest quest is to save an isolated viallage 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

Міфуне Тосіро

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 BeardMiyamoto Musashi = Samurai IDaibosatsutōge = The sword of doom