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橋本忍 1918-

Works: 293 works in 891 publications in 7 languages and 11,551 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Samurai films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Engineer, Scenarist, Writer of accompanying material, Adapter, Director, Producer, Author of dialog, Actor, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by 橋本忍
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
64 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,852 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
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: A farming village in 16th century Japan hires seven professional warriors, samurai, to protect it against the annual raid by brigands. Overcoming the villagers fear of them, the samurai organise the defence during a waiting period, then defeat the brigands in a series of violent skirmishes
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a petty official Kanji Watanabe learns he is going to die he begins a quest for the true meaning of life
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 1,482 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
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are a young woman living with her lecherous uncle; a pair of friends who get drunk and swap wives; a possibly mentally ill beggar and his son who live in a deserted car; and a man with five children who knows he is not the father of any, but treats them as if they were his own. Although they may dream of better times, these people are trapped--both physically and psychologically--doomed to live a life of disappointment (or worse), but many find ways to carry on
Seppuku by Masaki Kobayashi ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri
Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa ( Book )
7 editions published between 1950 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daibosatsutōge The sword of doom by Kihachi Okamoto ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 427 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
Jōiuchi hairȳo tsuma shimatsu ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 381 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 )
17 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elderly and wealthy industrialist becomes obsessed with a fear of the atomic bomb. In a futile attempt to save his family he pressures them to leave Japan and move to the rainforest in Brazil where he believes they will be safe. His family, complacent and cynical, is outraged and move to have him declared insane
Nihon no ichiban nagai hi by Kihachi Okamoto ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatic story of the end of WWII and the destruction faced by the Japanese people. This is the story of August 15, 1945, Japan's longest day, where in a single 24-hour period, the fate of 100 million people would be decided
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 1957 film Throne of Blood (i.e. Kumonosujo ), which was in turn an adaptation William Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan
Kumonosu-jō Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reimagines Macbeth in feudal Japan. Starring Kurosawa's longtime collaborator Toshiro Mifune and the legendary Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife, the film tells of a valiant warrior's savage rise to power and his ignominious fall
Ikiru; a film by Akira Kurosawa ( Book )
12 editions published between 1952 and 1981 in English and Japanese and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seppuku Harakiri ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in Japanese and French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After an unemployed warrior is forced to commit harakiri, his father-in-law returns to the scene, seemingly to play out the same agonizing suicide ritual. Tensions grow to excruciating levels until the thrilling climax, when the elder warrior strikes out one last time against the abusive society that crafted such cruelty
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Princess Yuki escapes the clutches of an enemy clan. She hides in a secret mountain fortress with her loyal retainers, her faithful military commandant, and her clan's precious gold. They try to escape but on their way it's one chase, swordfight, and hair's breadth escape after another
Samurai Samurai assassin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ronin gather to carry out an assassination of a Shogunate elder. One of them, Niiro Tsuruchiyo, hopes of taking the Shogunate's severed head so he can win renown and a position in a great samurai house
The Hidden fortress Kakushi toride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A jidai geki (period film) set during the civil war of the sixteenth century. A young princess is trying to travel across war-torn territory with her clan's treasure accompanied by a loyal samurai (Mifune) and two oafish peasants. This film is notable for the way Kurosawa brings some complexity to what could have been a conventional chambara (sword-play film). He overlays satire, Shakesperian contrasts between clown and hero and references to the American western on more traditional elements such as Noh music and story-structure close to fairy tale. Kurosawa also makes what Noel Burch regards as distinctively Japanese use of the wide screen (cinemascope) proportions in decentred compositions which, like some traditional Japanese painting, frequently emphasises the shape and boundaries of the frame
Samurai 7 the complete series ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a futuristic world that has just seen the end of a massive war, many villages are being terrorized by Nobuseri bandits. A group of villagers decide to hire samurai to protect their village. Contains all 26 episodes
Zero no shōten ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a newlywed husband disappears on what was supposed to be only a brief business trip, his wife Teiko spearheads the effort to find out what happened. As Teiko slowly makes her way through the snowy countryside in search of missing husband, the revelation that he may have been leading a double life sets off a chain of events that finds her fate growing increasingly grim
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Hashimoto, Shinobu.
Hashimoto, Shinobu, 1918-
Shinobu, Hashimoto.
ハシモト, シノブ, 1918-
橋本, 忍, 1918-....
橋本忍, 1918-