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宮川一夫 1908-

Works: 80 works in 267 publications in 7 languages and 4,796 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  Environmental films  Comedy films  War films  Gangster films  Film noir 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Actor, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by 宮川一夫
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

47 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,071 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
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

39 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 653 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
Ikiru To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 506 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
Ukigusa monogatari A story of floating weeds by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 261 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
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twelfth century Japan, the Fujiyawa clan confronts the problems of famine, riots, and the growing power of the Samurai
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine by John Nathan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La saga de películas de Zatoichi componen la serie de acción de más larga duración en la historia de Japón y ha creado uno de los grandes héroes de la pantalla: un masajista ciego itinerante que también pasa a ser un espadachín con la velocidad del rayo. En este paquete se presentan veinticinco películas de este personaje realizadas entre 1962 y 1973, y protagonizadas por Shintaro Katsu
Zatoichi senryōkubi Zatoichi and the chest of gold by Kazuo Ikehiro( Visual )

2 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 43 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
Akasen chitai Street of shame by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 24 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
Spider lilies Ci quing by Meiling Zhou( Visual )

9 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 19 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. --
Yari no Gonza Gonza the spearman by Masahiro Shinoda( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 18 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
Her mother's profession( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 11 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"
Princess Yang Kwei Fei by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dance Yokihi,Tamasaburo has incorporated something of what he learnt into a modern Japanese work where the influence of Peking opera can be seen, for example in the way the hands are held with fingers bent upwards, in the short, fast, graceful steps with which the character walks, as well as in the handling of the long sleeves and the two large Chinese-style fans
Mizoguchi Kenji - Der Mann der Frauen sechs Meisterwerke der 50er Jahre( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenji Mizoguchi (1898-1956) war einer der ganz Grossen im japanischen Kino. Das zentrale Thema des Meisters war die Situation der Frau in der japanischen Gesellschaft. ...[Quelle: Trigon Film]
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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

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