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三船敏郎 1920-1997

Works: 615 works in 2,304 publications in 9 languages and 31,782 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Television adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Samurai films  Historical films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other, Composer, Director, Scribe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
137 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man is murdered, his wife is raped by a bandit. A flashback technique is used to tell four different versions of what occurred
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
110 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 16th century Japan, the inhabitants of a small village hire samurai to defend themselves against the annual raid by bandits. Seven samurai help organize the villagers' defences while convincing them of their good intentions. A western remake was made by John Sturges in 1960 called The Magnificent seven. (Circulates) (Longer version available on 1/2 in. video)
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
70 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,722 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 ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director Akira Kurosawa's influential 1961 effort, an action-packed, sometimes humorous reconception of the individualistic loner from the American Western, stars Mifune, the director's leading man of choice, as a samurai-for-hire who becomes involved in a dispute between two warring factions in a small village
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 1,321 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
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 1,193 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 -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
James Clavell's shōgun by Jerry London ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,139 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one. A general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director's most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas's Star Wars. Delivers Kurosawa's trademark deft blend of wry humor, and breathtaking action
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Akira Kurosawa, the acclaimed Japanese director, adopts the American gangster-film style to weave a fascinating tale of corporate greed. The story focuses on a grieving son, (Toshiro Mifune), who seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his father's death
Kakushi toride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 739 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 )
67 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lazy samurai comes to the aid of idealistic but naive young warriors
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bad day gets worse for rookie detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the thief, whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, the cop and the criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side --
1941 by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This zany comedy spectacular from Steven Spielberg is set in Los Angeles just days after the attack on Pearl Harbor when the fear of a Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of pandemonium
Midway ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the Battle of Midway, including the events that led to this tide-turning battle, from American and Japanese points of view
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Sanada is an alcoholic, in part due to the despair that constantly assails him as he tries to keep the inhabitants of a post-World War II Tokyo slum as healthy as possible. Food and medical supplies are scarce, the neighborhood is around an open sewer, and the only place to buy medicines is the black market-- controlled by the Yakuza. Matsunaga, a young yakuza with a violent temper, seeks Sanada's help to remove a bullet from his hand, but Matsunaga's cough catches the doctor's attention. What follows is a wrestling match for Matsunaga's life. Will he follow Sanada's instructions and make the smart, healthy decision, or will he let the fabled yakuza code of honor destroy him?
Jōiuchi hairȳo tsuma shimatsu by Masaki Kobayashi ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 477 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
Saikaku ichidai onna by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, O-Haru, falls in love with a pretty servant. Caught together, the man is beheaded and O-Haru and her family are exiled. After enduring further misfortunes as a concubine, a courtesan, wife, and prostitute, O-Haru becomes a mendicant nun in her old age. A critique of feudal Japan, as seen through the eyes of a woman
Hell in the Pacific by John Boorman ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1968 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During WWII two pilots, one American and one Japanese, crash on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must let go of their hostility and cooperate in order to survive, but will they?
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Alternative Names
Mifune, Toshirō
Mifune, Toshirō 1920-1997
Mifune, Tosiro 1920-1997
Minlang, Sanchuan.
ミフネ, トシロウ 1920-1997
三船, 敏郎 1920-1997
三船敏郎 1920-1997