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山田五十鈴 1917-

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Works: 158 works in 411 publications in 6 languages and 5,104 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Motion pictures  Samurai films  Historical 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 )
46 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Yōjinbō ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 811 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
Ōsaka erejī Osaka elegy by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telephone company employee Ayako agrees to enter into an affair with her married boss, after he promises to support her and her father but setting her off on an apparently irreversible downward spiral
Les bas-fonds The lower depths ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 393 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
Tōkyō boshoku Tokyo twilight by Yasujirō Ozu ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 265 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
Gion no shimai Sisters of the Gion / a Daiichi Eiga production ; screenplay by Yoshikata Yoda ; original story and direction by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 233 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
Gion no shimai Sisters of Gion by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1936 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widely regarded as Kenji Mizoguchi's best pre-war film, Sisters of the Gion marks the beginning of the acclaimed director's style
Kumonosujō by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 138 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
Kenji Mizoguchi's fallen women ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 120 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 108 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
Donzoko by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working with his most celebrated actor, Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa faithfully adapts Maxim Gorky's classic proletariat play, keeping the original's focus on the conflict between illusion and reality
Kumonosu-jō Throne of blood ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Kakushi toride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 71 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
Donzoko The lower depths ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studies a group of destitute people sharing a hovel and creates a spectrum of characters who differ from one another in degrees of hope, resignation, and compassion. Explores each person's ability to create an image of himself that doesn't match reality
Sisters of Gion by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1936 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays the harsh lives of two poor Kioto's "sisters", struggling geishas who share an apartment. One is traditional and has accepted her life. The other, cold and more modern, takes advantage of men while attempting to escape her fate
Orizuru Osen by Kenji Mizoguchi ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of an illfated romantic affair between Sokichi, an ambitious young man who comes to Tokyo from the countryside to become a doctor, and a beautiful young woman, Osen, who saves Sokichi from a suicide attempt. She tries to make money by prostitution for his ambition
Akira Kurosawa's Throne of blood ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Akira Kurosawa reworks Shakespeare's Macbeth in Throne of blood. Set in medieval Japan, Lord Washizu and Lord Miki are lost in a dense forest where they meet a mysterious old woman who forsees their future."--Case-slip
Throne of blood Kumonosujō ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Yagyū ichizoku no inbō ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 28 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
The lower depths Donzoko ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Japanese and French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A revival of Gorky's classic proletarian drama about human flotsam living in a Moscow dosshouse. The film remains faithful to the text while transplanting the play into Tokyo of the Edo period, a setting which is deliberately ironic because it is a period that is usually romanticised by the Japanese. The film focuses on a slum tenement where prostitutes, actors, gamblers and thieves bewail their lot in life. Osugi, the landlady, fights with her sister, Okayo, over the man they both desire, the thief Sutekichi
 
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Yamada, Isuzu 1917-2012
Yamada, Mitsu 1917-2012
ヤマダ, イスズ 1917-2012
山田, 五十鈴u 1917-..
山田五十鈴 1917-2012
山田美津 1917-2012
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