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三船敏郎 1920-1997

Overview
Works: 695 works in 2,724 publications in 11 languages and 34,913 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Samurai films  History  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Gangster films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Costume designer, Producer, pmn, Other, Composer, Director, Author, Scribe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

198 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa, featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura, seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

144 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,709 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

131 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,301 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 )

125 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,002 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 )

96 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,855 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 )

101 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a 'proper' samurai on its ear"--Container
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

54 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,361 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 Jerry London( Visual )

41 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,156 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 )

56 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,044 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 )

44 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 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 )

71 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,010 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
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

61 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Renoir and Akira Kurosawa, two of cinema's greatest directors, transform Maxim Gorky's classic proletariat play The lower depths in their own ways for their own times. Renoir, working amidst the rise of Hitler and the popular front in France, had need to take license with the dark nature of Gorky's source material, softening its bleak outlook. Kurosawa, firmly situated in the postwar world, found little reason for hope. He remained faithful to the original with its focus on the conflict between illusion and reality, a theme he would return to over and over again. Working with their most celebrated actors (Gabin with Renoir; Mifune with Kurosawa), each film offers a unique look at cinematic adaptation, where social conditions and filmmaking styles converge to create unique masterpieces
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

56 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 857 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?
Saikaku ichidai onna by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

66 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, Oharu, falls in love with a petty 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
1941 by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Miyamoto Musashi = Samurai I by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 580 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
Zoku Miyamoto Musashi : Ichijōji no kettō = Miyamoto Musashi two : duel at Ichijoji Temple( Visual )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musashi is a wondering samurai swordsman who is honing his skills during a succession of duels. When he defeats a succession of students, he becomes marked for death and is attacked in a series of cowardly ambushes. Romantic threads are further complicated when two women meet and discover their rivalry. Musashi earns himself an archenemy who vows to defeat Musashi to make his name the finest in all of Japan
Jōiuchi : hairȳo tsuma shimatsu by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 536 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
Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen : kettō ganryūjima = Miyamoto Musashi three : duel at Ganryu Island by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

31 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 525 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
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 517 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
 
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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 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

توشيرو ميفوني

توشیرو میفونه تهیه‌کننده و بازیگر ژاپنی

توٙشیرو میفونئ

তোশিরো মিফুনে

டோஷிரோ மிபூன்

തൊഷീരൊ മിഫൂൻ

โทะชิโร มิฟุเนะ

მიფუნე ტოსირო

미후네 도시로 일본의 남자 영화 배우

ᏠᏏᎶ ᎻᎱᏁ

ミフネ, トシロウ 1920-1997

三船, 敏郎 1920-1997

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 IZoku Miyamoto Musashi : Ichijōji no kettō = Miyamoto Musashi two : duel at Ichijoji Temple