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田中友幸 1910-1997

Overview
Works: 187 works in 482 publications in 5 languages and 11,439 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Monster films  Samurai films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  History  Historical films  War films 
Roles: Producer, Scenarist, Performer, Author, Editor, Actor, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 田中友幸
Kagemusha by Tsutomu Yamazaki( Visual )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic about a peasant impersonating a nobleman in battle
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which the son of a chauffer is kidnapped, mistaken as the son of the chauffer's employer, a wealthy shoe manufacturer. A moral dilemma. Should the wealthy man pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his financial position?
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

27 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani, his daughter Emiko and a young navy frogman Hideto Ogata soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

21 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 685 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
Nora inu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the touching relationship that develops between a vain young doctor and a compassionate clinic director
Godzilla( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a 'proper' samurai on its ear"--Container
Sasameyuki by Kon Ichikawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan, 1938. War is looming on the horizon, but the Makioka sisters are far more concerned with their domestic troubles. The sisters live in Osaka, and are well off, traveling together to view the changing of the seasons--cherry blossoms in Kyoto, brilliant leaves in the fall. Tsuruko and Sachiko, the older two, have been married for quite some time. Tradition demands that they marry in order of their birth, but marrying off the shy, conservative Yukiko is proving difficult. These challenges have been particularly frustrating for youngest sister Taeko, who is eager to marry and move on with her life. A graceful study of a family at a turning point in history, and a poignant evocation of changing times and fading customs
Jōiuchi hairȳo tsuma shimatsu by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 470 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
Chūshingura( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in Japanese and English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th century Japan, the film tells the story of a young lord, Asano, who travels to the capital city of Edo to assume state duties. After refusing to bribe the Grand Master of Ceremonies for teaching him official etiquette, he is goaded into drawing his sword in the Shogun's palace, a capital offense for which he is sentenced to commit harakiri suicide. This leaves the warriors of Ako as rōnin, masterless samurai with nowhere to go and no lord to serve
Rodan by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Japanese mining village of Kitamatsu, miners ares starting to disappear deep inside shaft number 8. Some of the men sent to investigate are killed but one who has managed to escape brings back a tale of a giant insect. Soon, the giant prehistoric insects are attacking the village. Not long after, something traveling faster than the speed of sound is found flying in the sky. It is Rodan, a giant flying prehistoric reptile that has come to life. It spreads terror throughout Japan and is seemingly invincible to any weapon they may throw at it
Nihon no ichiban nagai hi by Kihachi Okamoto( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of the end of WWII and the destruction faced by the Japanese people. This is the story of August 15, 1945, Japan's longest day, where in a single 24-hour period, the fate of 100 million people would be decided
Godzilla's revenge( Visual )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little boy Ichiro is tired of being beat up by the local bully and imagines what Godzilla's son Minilla would do in the same situation, so he imagines traveling to Monster Island where he's befriended by Minilla in person!
Godzilla vs. Mothra( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in Japanese and English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A giant egg washes ashore in Japan and becomes an instant tourist attraction. The only problem is, it belongs to a giant butterfly-like creature from Monster Island named Mothra - and she wants it back!
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for Earth (ca. 102 min.): Island explorers discover the egg of Mothra and attempt to take it to the mainland. Godzilla awakens and attacks the party, causing the egg to hatch and forcing its newborn larvae to fend off the gigantic reptile
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet Earth is attacked by a creature from outer space and the combined forces of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan are needed to combat it
All monsters attack Gojira-Minira-Gabara : oru kaijū daishingeki( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little boy Ichiro is tired of being beat up by the local bully and imagines what Godzilla's son Minilla would do in the same situation, so he imagines traveling to Monster Island where he's befriended by Minilla in person!
Kaijū daisensō( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah are wreaking havoc once again, thanks to some aliens that put them on Earth. Now it's up to an American astronaut to save the planet
Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla Godzilla vs. Destoroyah( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah: With a super-charged blast from his nuclear past, a new Godzilla emerges from his own ashes, radioactive and ready to take on Tokyo. The great lizard's nuclear energy is increasing by the minute, and a monster meltdown threatens to vaporize the planet. But when mutant micro-organisms unleash a plague of destruction, Godzilla is Japan's only hope to destroy them. This victory creates Godzilla's deadliest challenge yet: the Oxygen Destroyer. And with Godzilla Junior pulled into the ring, only the Super X III can put the deep freeze on this three-way monster melee
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Japanese and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins on Okinawa where a strange metal has been found in a cave that also holds some prophetic cave drawings about monsters destroying the world. The prophecies start coming true and Godzilla appears out of Mt. Fuji, has a brief skirmish with Angorus, and then starts on a rampage through Tokyo. This is fairly shocking, because Godzilla was portrayed in the 70's Godzilla films as a superhero defender of Earth. But fear not, it turns out that the Godzilla destroying the city is a disguised cyborg version of Godzilla created by the Black Hole aliens. The real Godzilla confronts his mechanical twin breifly, and then the human charcters are basically left to deal with the world's problems
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kagemusha
Alternative Names
Tanaka, Tomoyuki.

Tanaka, Tomoyuki 1910-1997

Tomojuki Tanaka

Tomoyuki, Tanaka

Tomoyuki Tanaka Japanese film producer

Tomoyuki Tanaka japanischer Filmproduzent

Tomoyuki Tanaka Japans filmregisseur (1910-1997)

Tomoyuki Tanaka produttore cinematografico giapponese

Томоюки Танака

다나카 도모유키

タナカ, トモユキ 1910-1997

田中友之 1910-1997

田中友幸 1910-1997

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Nora inu = Stray dogNihon no ichiban nagai hiGodzilla vs. King Ghidorah Godzilla and Mothra : the battle for EarthGodzilla vs. Spacegodzilla Godzilla vs. Destoroyah