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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 1,812 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 )

86 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans to his own advantage
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

75 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Akira Kurosawa's tightly paced, beautifully composed Sanjuro. In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, 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. Less brazen in tone than its predecessor but equally entertaining, this classic character's return is a masterpiece in its own right
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

35 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy Japanese shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

42 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 809 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 )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 735 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 724 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 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an exiled princess, a masterful warrior, and two bungling misfits in search of gold
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 640 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 568 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 568 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 its crossroads
Shūbun = Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 329 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 69 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 boy scout: A private eye teams up with an ex-football player to find the murderer of a topless dancer
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 inflamatory 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

Ukigumo (1955): A story of a young woman who served in Japan's forest service in Indochina during the World War II, and fell in love with a married co-worker while there. After the war, she returns to Japan, completely impoverished, and finds her lover comfortably re-established in his family and uninterested in fulfilling the idle promises he made during the war. While Mori is only willing to dally half-heartedly with her, Takamine remains obsessed with him
La sfida del samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel XVII secolo un samurai vagabondo arriva in un villaggio insanguinato dalla guerra tra due clan e, con machiavellica strategia, diventa l'ago della bilancia, mettendo gli uni contro gli altri. (My movies)
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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

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