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Kikushima, Ryūzō 1914-1989

Overview
Works: 274 works in 776 publications in 5 languages and 8,402 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Gangster films  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Biography  Motion picture plays  Samurai films  War films 
Roles: aus, Producer, Cinematographer , Scenarist, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  Ryūzō Kikushima Publications by Ryūzō Kikushima
posthumous Publications by Ryūzō Kikushima, published posthumously.
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 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization which chronicles the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Yōjinbō ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 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. It is a satire on greed, violence, paranoia and human weakness
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
Last man standing by Walter Hill ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 669 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
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Onna ga kaidan o agaru toki ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 440 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 a crossroads; she must either go into business and open her own bar, or marry
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in Japanese and No Linguistic content and held by 390 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
Shūbun Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrayal of a sensitive young artist who is dragged through the mud by a tabloid entertainment magazine after an innocent encounter with a pop singer and decides to sue
Yojimbo by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 288 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an exiled princess, a masterful warrior, and two bungling misfits in search of gold
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Kurosawa's 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
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 221 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
Kumonosu-jō Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 191 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Samurai turns up in a town where nine young men are plotting to overthrow a corrupt regime. He takes charge of the group and attempts to formulate a plan to deceive the old bosses
Yōjinbō ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To rid a terror-stricken village of corruption, wily masterless samurai Sanjuro (Toshiro Mifune) turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage
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 103 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
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 93 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 )
8 editions published between 1949 and 1999 in Japanese and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Tokyo during the late 1940's, 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
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
Norainu 1949-nen sakuhin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 64 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
 
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Alternative Names
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
Languages
Japanese (211)
English (47)
Spanish (10)
French (6)
Judeo-Persian (1)
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