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山田五十鈴 1917-2012

Works: 120 works in 474 publications in 7 languages and 5,751 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  War films  Filmed plays  Action and adventure films  Swashbuckler films  Martial arts films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

119 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, Throne of blood, directed by Akira Kurosawa, sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. As a hardened warrior who rises savagely to power, Toshiro Mifune gives a remarkable, animalistic performance, as does Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife. Throne of blood fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience
Kagemusha by Tsutomu Yamazaki( Visual )

37 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 974 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
Les bas-fonds The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

59 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff
Gion no shimai Sisters of the Gion / a Daiichi Eiga production ; screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda ; original story and direction by Kenji Mizoguchi by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

27 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two geisha sisters - one modern-minded, the other staunchly traditional - disagree over how to deal with the men controlling their lives and livelihoods. An early work by Kenji Mizoguchi featuring his favored theme of women struggling against societal boundaries
Ōsaka erejī Osaka elegy by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

41 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough heroine who refuses to bow to shame in this story about descrimination against and expoitation of women in 1930's Japan
Tōkyō boshoku Tokyo twilight by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

19 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters struggle with a host of family issues, including the loss of their mother, an unwanted pregnancy, and marital difficulties
Kenji Mizoguchi's fallen women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women of the night. The story of two sisters, Fusako, a war widow, and Natsuko, in an affair with a narcotics smuggler, who, along with their younger friend Kumiko, descend into prostitution and moral chaos amid the postwar devastation surrounding them
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
Kakushitoride no san akunin Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of rival clans, hidden gold and a princess in distress, The Hidden Fortress is a thrilling mix of fairy story and samurai action movie. It was Kurosawa's first film shot in the widescreen process of Tohoscope, and he exploited this to the full in the film's rich variety of landscape locations, including the slopes of Mount Fuji
Masaki Kobayashi against the system( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I will buy you. Masaki Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made. A condemnation of the inhumanity bred by a mercenary, bribery-fueled business, it follows the sharklike maneuvers of a scout dead set on signing a promising player to the team the Toyo Flowers
Orizuru Osen by Kyōka Izumi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two classic silent motion pictures directed by Kenji Mizoguchi with new benshi narration (2 versions of the first work). Orizuru Osen, based on a story by Kyoka Izumi and released as a silent film in 1935, tells the story of Osen and Sokichi, who are servants to Kumazawa, an abusive antiques dealer who is trying to swindle Buddhist monks of their temple treasures. Eventually, Kumazawa is arrested and Osen offers to help finance Sockichi's dream of attending medical school. In order to save enough money to make his dream a reality, Osen turns to prostitution. The second work is a 4-minute promotional excerpt from Tojin Okichi, released as a silent film in 1930, featuring Yōko Umemura as Okichi
Yagyū ichizoku no inbō( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of the Shogunate, it became evident that his death was no accident. He was poisoned because he wanted his eldest son to be heir to his throne. A war between the eldest and his younger brother erupts. Warriors take to each side swearing devotion to the prospective lords. The plot to pit brother against brother is secretly being controlled by the Yagu family, a group of warriors who have trained the Shogunate's family in the art of swordsmanship. A group of imperial nobles are also secretly pulling the strings of this plot, hoping to weaken the power of the Shogunate and restore power to the emperor
Nagareru by Mikio Naruse( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The employees of a geisha house struggle with their diminishing status in Japanese society
Naruse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yama no oto: A young married woman satisfies her need for emotional intimacy by developing a close friendship with her father-in-law
Kenji Mizoguchi les années 30 by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : La cigogne en papier : Sokichi quitte son village pour faire ses études de médecine. Obligé de faire le serviteur pour avoir un toit et ne pas mourir de faim, il rencontre Osen, une belle prostituée qui le prend en pitié. Celle-ci contrainte de participer aux activités douteuses d'une bande de voyous organisée par Mastuda, escroque la plupart de ses clients
Shibai mangekyō : meguru butai no uraomote by Matagorō Nakamura( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential art house( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throne of blood: Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Les bas-fonds Na-dne = The lower depths( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan
Onna hitori daichi o iku( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1932, a farmer named Yamada Kisaku leaves for Hokkaidō to work in the coal mines. But he cannot endure the hard life of a coal minor and runs away. His wife Sayo is told that he died in an explosion. Sayo decides to go to work as a coal miner herself while raising two children, and faces many difficulties
Meito bijomaru = L'épée bijomaru by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1945 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiyone Sakurai, an apprentice swordmaker makes a sword for his guardian, Onoda Kozaemon. Onoda breaks the sword while defending his lord which eventually leads to his death at the hands of Naitō Kaname, when Naitō demands to marry Onoda's daughter Sasae. Sasae vows to avenge her father's death and pleads for Kiyone to make a special sword for her. So Kiyone and his fellow swordmaker Kiyotsugu go to the master swordsmith Yamatomori Kiyohide to learn their craft and forge the sword
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.31 for Kagemusha ... to 0.94 for Kenji Mizo ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)
Alternative Names
Isuzu Yamada

Isuzu Yamada actrice de cinéma

Isuzu Yamada Japanese actress

Isuzu Yamada Japans actrice (1917-2012)

Yamada, Isuzu

Yamada, Isuzu 1917-2012

Yamada Isuzu japanische Schauspielerin

Yamada, Mitsu 1917-2012

Ямада, Исудзу

ایسوزو یامادا بازیگر ژاپنی

ヤマダ, イスズ 1917-2012

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山田美津 1917-2012

Ōsaka erejī Osaka elegyEssential art house