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Miyagawa, Kazuo 1908-1999

Overview
Works: 115 works in 281 publications in 6 languages and 5,642 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Samurai films  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Historical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Actor, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kazuo Miyagawa
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

43 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,083 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
Sanshō dayū = Sansho the bailiff by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in Japanese and French and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this legendary tale set in the 11th century, a kindly governor is exiled, his wife forced into prostitution, and his son and daughter sold into slavery to the tyrannical baliff Sansho." Ten years later, the son escapes, rises to power and searches for his mother.--Container
Ukigusa monogatari = A story of floating weeds( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent film: A Story of Floating Weeds in color and sound with the cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunities with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. A Story of Floating Weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life
The bodyguard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wandering Samurai-for-hire eventually finds a dramatic solution to the problems of a town with two warring clans
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 16th century Japan, a period of bloody civil war, the film is rooted in the postwar psyche of 1950s Japan. It focuses on an ambitious potter haunted by a beautiful ghost and a farmer who dreams of becoming a samurai
Ukigusa by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent classic A story of floating weeds in color with the celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. Together, the films offer a unique glimpse into the evolution of one of cinema's greatest directors. A story of floating weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life
Ugetsu monogatari by Songtailang Chuankou( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In sixteenth-century Japan a village potter and his brother-in-law set out for the city to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. Their neglected wives suffer the bitter consequences of their husbands' ambition as one is murdered by soldiers and the other is raped and becomes a prostitute
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune, to the Western world
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in Japanese and French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twelfth century Japan, the Fujiyawa clan confronts the problems of famine, riots, and the growing power of the Samurai
Chikamatsu monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

10 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uwasa no onna: When the aging madam of a geisha house ends up pursuing the same man as her daughter, both women are forced to confront their attitudes toward each other and the family business. The film is set in modern Kyoto
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Japanese and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men have dreams bigger than their abilities and their wives suffer horribly because of their dreams. Genjuro falls for a beautiful ghost while his wife is killed. Tobei becomes a great soldier but his wife is raped while searching for him
Zatoichi senryōkubi = Zatoichi and the chest of gold( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accused of stealing, Zatoichi is pursued by friend and foe alike. In this installment of The Blind Swordsman series, Ichi must prove his innocence, expose the real culprits, retrieve the gold, and reconcile his accusers' anger. And if the odds were not stacked high enough, Ichi is hounded and challenged by a maniacal, bullwhip yielding ronin who finds Ichi's status as a low ranking blind masseur and master swordsman as an affront to his class and profession
Lone wolf and cub( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baby cart at the River Styx: In this exploitation-cinema classic, which took the action and graphic violence of the Lone Wolf and Cub series to delirious new heights, Itto Ogami and Daigoro continue their quest for vengeance through meifumado, the spiritual way of "demons and damnation," pursued constantly by the Shadow Yagyu clan and the shogun's spies
Akasen chitai = Street of shame by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final film of director Kenji Mizoguchi follows the lives of five prostitutes in the Yoshiwara region of Tokyo. Each has a different story and different plans, but they all share an uncertain future as they face the outlawing of their profession
Irezumi = Ci qing( Visual )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful young woman is abducted into geisha work and forcibly tattooed with the image of a fearsome spider. Hell-bent on avenging herself on every man who makes a play for her, she takes advantage of her situation to wreak bloody vengeance. --
Her mother's profession( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hatsuko is a widow who runs a properous geisha house in post-war Kyoto. A firm but fair madam, Hatsuko enjoys a good professional relationship with her "girls" and a healthy flirtation with the brothel's much younger doctor, Kenji. But Hatsuko's world starts to crumble when her daughter, Yukiko, returns home after living in Tokyo. Deeply ashamed of her mother's undignified occupation and wracked with depression, Yukiko slowly begins to regain her spirit after meeting the handsome Kenji. But when Hatsuko finds out about the love affair, the shocking consequences will shape the rest of their lives"--Madman.com.au
Zatoichi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, starring Shintaro Katsu, collected in one package for the first time
Yōjimbō( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and English and held by 10 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
Yari no Gonza = Gonza the spearman by Masahiro Shinoda( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Tokugawa shogunate Japanese provincial lords were obliged to spend alternative years in Edo, the capital city. Wives and children were left behind, often causing tragic results. This classic tale of love, honor and tragedy was written by well-known bunraku playwright Monzaemon Chikamatsu
Kyameraman ichidai : watakushi no eiga jinsei 60-nen = Cameraman Kazuo Miyagawa by Kazuo Miyagawa( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Rashōmon
Alternative Names
Kazuo, Miyagawa

Kazuo Miyagawa Japanese cinematographer

Kazuo Miyagawa Japans filmregisseur (1908-1999)

Miyagawa, Kazuo

Miyagawa, Kazuo 1908-1999

Miyakawa, Kazuo 1908-

Miyakawa, Kazuo 1908-1999

Казуо Мијагава

Миягава, Кадзуо

קאוזו מיאגאווה

کازوئو میاگاوا

ミヤガワ, カズオ

ミヤガワ, カズオ 1908-1999

宮川, 一夫 1908-1999

宮川, 一雄

宮川一夫 1908-1999

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