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Miyaguchi, Seiji 1913-1985

Overview
Works: 34 works in 105 publications in 4 languages and 3,133 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Samurai films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Filmed plays  Horror films  Documentary films  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1995.9.S24, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Seiji Miyaguchi
 
Most widely held works by Seiji Miyaguchi
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

36 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Japan a group of rice farmers decides to take the radical step of hiring a band of mercenaries to defend their rice crop against marauding bandits. The story takes place during a period in Japanese history when society was organized along feudal lines and peasants found themselves victims of both roving samurai and gangs of bandits. Kurosawa portrays 16th century Japan as a society where starvation and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai has become blurred. The villagers hire the six ronin, or masterless samurai and one braggart (Mifune) to successfully defend their village, only three of the seven survive. Kurosawa created a visual spectacle in black and white, utilizing fast tracking shots, and quick moving montage for the battle scenes turning a story of feudalism into a modern anti war film. The original version of The Seven Samurai was shown in Tokyo but deemed too long for general release. Shorter versions were eventually released in Japan and the United States. Several years after its release, this film was remade in the United States as The Magnificent Seven starring Yul Brenner and Steve McQueen
Antonio Gaudí by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything comes from the great book of Nature; human attainments are an already printed book."--Gaudi, end title screen. The Catalan architect, ceramist, and sculptor united Neo-Gothic mysticism and grandeur with Art Nouveau lines, combined with a surreal apprehension of the power of nature. Less of a documentary than a tribute, Teshigahara's film becomes a place to get lost, a radically hypnotic travelogue that's completely symbiotic with its subject. Almost wordless, this visual rhapsody is accompanied by music from composer Toru Takemitsu, whose free-floating East-meets-West impressionism and organic flow mimics the sprouting curvilinear shapes of Gaudi's buildings
Ibun sarutobi sasuke Samurai spy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spy networks gather information for the clans supporting and opposing the shogunate."--Www.kitparker.com
Narayamabushi kō The ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of a loving son in a impoverished region who must follow the cruel custom of abandoning his mother to the mountain gods as she turns 70
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
Karamiai( Visual )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown. A bevy of lawyers and associates begin machinations to procure the money for themselves, resorting to the use of impostors and blackmail. Yet all are outwitted by the cunning of the man's secretary, in this entertaining condemnation of unchecked greed
Kuroi kawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the rampant moral corruption on and around U.S. military bases in Japan following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that develops between a good-natured student, his innocent girlfriend, and a coldhearted criminal to reveal a nation slowly succumbing to lawlessness and violence
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 69 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
Shichinin no samurai = Les sept samouraïs by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Au Moyen-Age, la tranquillité d'un petit village japonais est troublée par les attaques répétées d'une bande de pillards. Sept samouraïs sans maître acceptent de défendre les paysans impuissants." [Source : allocine.fr]...Quatorzième film de Kurosawa, c'est celui où il décide de parler de cette période des guerres civiles qui ravagent le Japon du XVIème siècle. C'est une époque qui le fascine car, selon lui, c'est le dernier siècle où l'individu peut choisir son destin [...] avant la "glaciation sociale" du XVIIème siècle par les shoguns. Plusieurs de ses films les plus éclatants ont, par la suite, eu cette époque pour cadre. Ce n'est pas par hasard si l'histoire se déroule en trois temps, les trois temps du théâtre Nô, qu'il affectionne particulièrement, JO/HA/KYU : prologue / destruction-rupture / accélération (jaquette, Catherine Cadou)
Haiyūkan by Seiji Miyaguchi( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die sieben Samurai = Shichinin No Samurai( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hakai by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic young teacher who hides his identity as a "burakumin" (untouchable) from even his best friend falls in love with the daughter of a colleague, but his determination to keep his secret has shocking repercussions
Shokei no heya Punishment room by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a popular "sun tribe" novel, this depicts the violent and sexually promiscuous adventures of Tokyo's decadent, wealthy teens, among them a precociously cruel and scheming college student, who takes advantage of his family, abuses his girlfriend, and cheats his buddies
Harikomi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Japanese and Italian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of 2 Tokyo police detectives on the hunt for a drifter and suspected murderer
Torajirō koiyatsure( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torajirō finds the widowed Utako in Tsuwano and helps her to begin a new life in Tokyo. Sequel to Shibamata bōjō
Les sept samouraïs (Shichinin no samourai) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Undetermined and Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Japon en 1652. Confrontés à une bande de brigands qui ne cessent de faire main basse sur leurs récoltes et sur leurs femmes, des paysans décident de faire appel à des samouraïs. Quatre d'entre eux sont chargés de les recruter. Ils parviennent à convaincre le samouraïs Kambei de les aider
E de miru chiseki sokuryo by Toshio Kunimi( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio Gaudí by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything comes from the great book of Nature; human attainments are an already printed book."--Gaudi, end title screen. The Catalan architect, ceramist, and sculptor united Neo-Gothic mysticism and grandeur with Art Nouveau lines, combined with a surreal apprehension of the power of nature. Less of a documentary than a tribute, Teshigahara's film becomes a place to get lost, a radically hypnotic travelogue that's completely symbiotic with its subject. Almost wordless, this visual rhapsody is accompanied by music from composer Toru Takemitsu, whose free-floating East-meets-West impressionism and organic flow mimics the sprouting curvilinear shapes of Gaudi's buildings
Nigorie( Visual )

2 editions published in 1953 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three short stories about women in different difficult situations. The first is about woman who has trouble in her arranged marriage, the second about a woman who has much trouble in her life between her own family and the wealthy family in which she is a servant, and the final story is about a prostitute who yearns for a respectable life
Onna no isshō Bungakuza sōritsu 25-shūnen kinen kōen by Kaoru Morimoto( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videorecordings of a play by Morimoto Kaoru, originally performed at Daiichi Seimei Hōru in 1961, and broadcast on NHK in 1961. Also includes the interviews with Sugimura Haruko originally broadcast on NHK in 1988 and interviews with Inui Ichirō originally broadcast on NHK/BS2 in 1998
 
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Miyaguchi, Seiji 1913-1985

Seiji Miyaguchi acteur japonais

Seiji Miyaguchi Actor

Seiji Miyaguchi attore giapponese

Seiji Miyaguchi japanischer Schauspieler

Seiji Miyaguchi Japans acteur (1913-1985)

Seiji Miyaguchi japansk skådespelare

Миягути С. 1913-

Сейдзи Миягути 1913-

Сэйдзи Миягути

سیجی میاگوچی بازیگر ژاپنی

ミヤグチ, セイジ 1913-1985

宮口精二 1913-1985

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