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Kikushima, Ryūzō 1914-1989

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Most widely held works about Ryūzō Kikushima
 
Most widely held works by Ryūzō Kikushima
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

55 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization which chronicles the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

85 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans fighting for control of a small town to his own advantage. It is a satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

71 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,279 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
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

35 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crime thriller of startling suspense and complexity, in which the son of a wealthy manufacturer is thought kidnapped, but then it is discovered that the son of the chauffeur has been taken by mistake. Gondo is faced with the choice of either paying the ransom and facing financial ruin or letting a little boy die
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

42 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 808 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
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two rival crime families. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances between them, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, he takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to remain the last man standing
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

32 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the touching relationship that develops between a vain young doctor and a compassionate clinic director
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 660 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 )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About Japanese post-war corruption and hierarchical abuse in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan echoes Shakespeare's Hamlet. The illegitimate son of a low-level functionary pursues the perpetrators of a high-level corporate scandal. Believing that they drove his father to suicide--to protect their schemes--the son seeks vengeance for his father. To gain access to the halls of power, he marries the head of corporation's daughter
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

51 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 566 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
Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki = When a woman ascends the stairs by Mikio Naruse( Visual )

27 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young widow with family obligations, Keiko is the madam of an upstairs bar in the exclusive Ginza district of Tokyo. As she approaches 30, she realizes that her life is at a crossroads; she must either go into business and open her own bar, or marry
Shūbun = Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On holiday in the snow-covered mountains, young painter Ichiro Aoye (Mifune) has a chance meeting with the popular singer Miyako Saijo (Yamaguchi). After giving her a ride back to the hotel where they are both staying, Ichiro is photographed with Miyako by paparazzi. A magazine creates an exposé of their "secret romance" based around this photograph, and the brooding Ichiro ignites a bitter and dirty libel case in order to restore their honour. "Scandal" is a pointed attack on the rising power of the press and their practices, as Kurosawa saw them, in the newly Americanised postwar Japan of 1950
Afraid to die = Karakkaze yarō( Visual )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After finishing his prison sentence for killing a mob boss, Asahina reluctantly re-enters society where he tries to stay one step ahead of the mob
Yōjimbō( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune) turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage
Bruce Willis collection : the whole nine yards, The last boy scout, Last man standing, 16 blocks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last man standing: Willis is John Smith, a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two rival crime families. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances between them, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, he takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to remain the Last Man Standing
Shūbun [sukyandaru] by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Japanese and French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ichiro, a young painter, and Miyako, a beautiful young soprano, happen to be staying at the same inn when a photographer for a cheap tabloid takes a picture of them. It later appears in an inflammatory article creating a scandal for the two of them. Ichiro decides to sue the publisher and agrees to hire an impoverished attorney who desperately needs money to care for his sick daughter. The attorney is forced to choose between honor or money when the magazine publisher attempts to bribe him
Chien enragé by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

11 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo. La deuxième guerre mondiale vient de s'achever. Murukami, un jeune policier de la brigade des homicides, se fait subtiliser son arme de service par un pickpocket dans un bus. Paniqué, honteux, il va mettre toute son énergie à essayer de retrouver l'arme, sans succès. Son honneur est bafoué. Sato, un détective expérimenté et plus âgé que lui, va le prendre sous son aile. Ensemble, méthodiquement, ils vont traquer le coupable
Les salauds dorment en paix by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nishi, futur jeune marié ambitieux, épouse la fille estropiée de son patron. Le frère de la mariée le menace de mort s'il déçoit sa petite soeur. Mais Nishi n'est pas celui que l'on croit, et ses motivations profondes sont toutes autres
Mikio Naruse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki (1960): The widowed Keiko manages a hostess bar in Tokyo's Ginza district. She remains faithful to the memory of her husband and supports her mother, brother and his son. The smiling mask she wears allows her to make a living, but the pressure to sell herself is unrelenting. Her business is failing and she must decide whether to raise the money to buy her own bar or marry one of the admiring affluent patrons
Le garde du corps Yojimbo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans une petite ville située au nord de l'ancienne Tokyo, l'insécurité règne. Deux gans se partagent la ville, les rues sont pleines de cadavres et le commerce est au point mort. Un jour paraît Sanjuro Kuwabatake, soldat de fortune, qui va offrir ses services à l'un et l'autre clan
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Norainu = Stray dog
Alternative Names
Kikujima, Ryūzō 1914-1989

Kikushima, Ryuzo.

Kikushima, Ryūzō 1914-1989

Kikusima, Ryuzo

Ryuzo, Kikushima

Ryuzo, Kikushima 1914-1989

Ryuzo Kikushima Japanese screenwriter

Ryūzō Kikushima Japans scenarioschrijver (1914-1989)

Ryuzo Kikushima scénariste japonais

Рюдзо Кикусима

ریوزو کیکوشیما

キクシマ, リュウゾウ

キクシマ, リュウゾウ 1914-1989

菊島, 隆三 1914-1989

菊島, 隆蔵

菊島, 隆蔵 1914-1989

菊島隆三 1914-1989

菊嶋隆蔵 1914-1989

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Akahige = Red BeardKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki = When a woman ascends the stairsBruce Willis collection : the whole nine yards, The last boy scout, Last man standing, 16 blocks