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Mifune, Toshirō 1920-1997

Overview
Works: 608 works in 2,205 publications in 8 languages and 31,668 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Television adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Samurai films  Motion pictures  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other, Composer, Scribe, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Toshirō Mifune
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
127 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,580 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 )
104 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,991 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
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,742 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)
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 1,521 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
Yōjinbō ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two violent clans in a Japanese village attempt to hire a samurai warrior in preparation for their future battles
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,213 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 -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
James Clavell's shōgun by Jerry London ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 956 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
62 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A samurai turns up in a town where nine young men are plotting to overthrow a corrupt regime. He takes charge of the group and attempts to formulate a plan to deceive the old bosses
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 675 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
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 636 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?
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 596 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 571 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
Miyamoto Musashi Samurai I by Hiroshi Inagaki ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 560 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
Midway ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 519 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
The Hidden fortress Kakushi toride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kurosawa's energetic samurai film is set in the battle-torn Japan of the distant past. It is populated by martial arts experts, a benevolent patriarch, a villain and a seductive but dangeous princess. Two unlikely soldiers flee following the defeat of their army and accidentally discover a gold bar hidden in some firewood. Before they can retrieve it, an old general appears and enlists them to take a wagon load of gold and a deposed princess to safety in the next province. On the way, they encounter a series of difficulties and adventures. The film exemplifies Kurosawa's vibrant visual style and is said to have been an inspiration for George Lucas' Star Wars
Zoku Miyamoto Musashi Ichijōji no kettō = Miyamoto Musashi two : duel at Ichijoji Temple by Hiroshi Inagaki ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 510 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
Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen kettō ganryūjima = Miyamoto Musashi three : duel at Ganryu Island by Hiroshi Inagaki ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 472 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
Hell in the Pacific ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During WWII two pilots, one American and one Japanese, crash on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must let go of their hostility and cooperate in order to survive, but will they?
 
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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
Languages
Japanese (607)
English (119)
German (34)
Spanish (14)
French (4)
Russian (1)
Italian (1)
Judeo-Persian (1)
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