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Kikushima, Ryūzō 1914-1989

Overview
Works: 280 works in 825 publications in 7 languages and 8,772 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Gangster films  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Motion pictures  Juvenile works  War films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Cinematographer , Scenarist, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material, Author, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ryūzō Kikushima
 
Most widely held works by Ryūzō Kikushima
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer( Visual )
41 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization chronicling the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Yōjinbō ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 1860, a wandering samurai-for-hire turns the war between two clans fighting for control of a small town to his own advantage. A satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness. Includes theatrical trailer
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
16 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A crime thriller of startling suspense and complexity, in which the son of a wealthy manufacturer is thought kidnapped, but then it is discovered that the son of the chauffeur has been taken by mistake. Gondo is faced with the choice of either paying the ransom and facing financial ruin or letting a little boy die
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two rival crime families. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances between them, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, he takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to remain the last man standing
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
25 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last of Kurosawa's collaborations with Toshiro Mifune, who plays a commanding but humane doctor in a rural clinic in late 19th century Japan. An idle and socially ambitious intern arrives at the clinic and discovers the meaning of responsibility, first to oneself and then to others. A bold mix of soap opera and the action movie
Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young widow with family obligations, Keiko is the madam of an upstairs bar in the exclusive Ginza district of Tokyo in 1960. As she approaches 30, she realizes that her life is at a crossroads: she must either go into business and open her own bar or marry
Shūbun Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
12 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ichiro, a young painter, and Miyako, a beautiful young soprano, happen to be staying at the same inn when a photographer for a cheap tabloid takes a picture of them. It later appears in an inflammatory article creating a scandal for the two of them. Ichiro decides to sue the publisher and agrees to hire an impoverished attorney who desperately needs money to care for his sick daughter. The attorney is forced to choose between honor or money when the magazine publisher attempts to bribe him
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
11 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an exiled princess, a masterful warrior, and two bungling misfits in search of gold
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
17 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 1957 film Throne of Blood (i.e. Kumonosujo ), which was in turn an adaptation William Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
27 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A skilled but slovenly ronin comes to the aid of a group of naive young warriors fighting their corrupt clan leaders and manages to keep them out of trouble and alive in spite of their high ideals
Yojimbo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
18 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, the wily masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage."--Container
Kakushi toride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one. A general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director's most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas's Star Wars. Delivers Kurosawa's trademark deft blend of wry humor, and breathtaking action
Kumonosujō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 130 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
Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki When a woman ascends the stairs ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young widow with family obligations, Keiko is the madam of an upstairs bar in the exclusive Ginza district of Tokyo. As she approaches 30, she realizes that her life is at its crossroads
Kumonosu-jō Throne of blood ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 91 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
Akira Kurosawa's Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Tokyo during the late 1940s, the film captures the chaos and humiliation that existed in Japan immediately after World War II. When detective Murakami loses his revolver, he must descend into Tokyo's underworld and face the killer who has taken it
Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
9 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a pickpocket steals a rookie detective's gun on a hot, crowded bus, the cop goes undercover in a desperate attempt to right the wrong. Kurosawa's thrilling noir probes the squalid world of postwar Japan and the nature of the criminal mind
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
10 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a pickpocket steals a rookie detective's gun on a hot, crowded bus, the cop goes undercover in a desperate attempt to right the wrong. Kurosawa's thrilling noir probes the squalid world of postwar Japan and the nature of the criminal mind
Afraid to die Karakkaze yarō ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After finishing his prison sentence for killing a mob boss, Asahina reluctantly re-enters society where he tries to stay one step ahead of the mob
 
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Kikujima, Ryūzō 1914-1989
Kikushima, Ryūzō 1914-1989
Ryuzo, Kikushima
Ryuzo, Kikushima 1914-1989
キクシマ, リュウゾウ 1914-1989
菊島, 隆三 1914-1989
菊島, 隆蔵
菊島隆三 1914-1989
菊嶋隆蔵 1914-1989
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