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三船敏郎 1920-1997

Works: 660 works in 2,384 publications in 9 languages and 32,018 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Television adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Historical films  Motion pictures  Film sequels 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other, Composer, Producer, Director, Scribe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
140 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,588 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 )
115 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
Yōjinbō ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,719 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
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
68 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,694 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)
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
50 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,392 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
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 1,318 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 )
39 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 1,192 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 )
39 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,159 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
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
27 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 774 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
67 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lazy samurai comes to the aid of idealistic but naive young warriors
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
24 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 686 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 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
25 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1945, following the end of Pacific War, most of Japan's large towns were vast heaps of ashes and rubble. The virtual bacilli of society were thriving around the black markets. Among the rubble lived an old doctor prctising for the benefit of the poor. As a young man he had ruined himself hrought fas living, but is now a ovable old humanitarian, operating a clinic with the help of a nurse whom he rescued from misery. -- Cover
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
14 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 593 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 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spielberg presents a surprisingly comic look at the panic gripping Los Angeles in the aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The zany comedy--set in L.A. just days after the attack-- portrays how the fear of an imminent Japanese invasion threw the city into a state of pandemonium
Jōiuchi hairȳo tsuma shimatsu by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )
14 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 480 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
Midway ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 474 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
Saikaku ichidai onna by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )
31 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 17th-century Japan, a samurai's daughter, Oharu, falls in love with a pretty 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
Daibosatsutōge The sword of doom by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )
14 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 442 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
Hakuchi Idiot by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
21 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Dostoyevsky's fable of a holy fool, this story which takes place in Hokkaido in the winter is about a man who returns home after a stay in an asylum. He is being drawn toward Christianity, his antagonist is an anarchist
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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