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宮川一夫 1908-

Works: 126 works in 236 publications in 6 languages and 4,272 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Samurai films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Cinematographer, Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about 宮川一夫
Publications by 宮川一夫
Publications by 宮川一夫, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by 宮川一夫
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
35 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,871 libraries worldwide
Set in ninth century Kyoto. A nobleman is murdered, his bride is raped by a bandit. These deeds are the subject of four different accounts, three by participants and one by an eye-witness. Kurosawa uses a flashback technique to tell the four different versions of these events, and cynically shows the ability of human beings to twist the truth to preserve the idea they have of themselves. The version of the witness, the woodcutter, is different to those of the three participants, and he emerges as the hero of the story
Sanshō dayū by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 597 libraries worldwide
When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to defend for themselves and eventually are separated by vicious slave traders. Under the dazzling direction of Kenji Mizoguchi, Sansho the Bailiff is a classic Japanese story which is seen as a Japanese masterpiece, a monumental, empathetic expression of human resilience in the face of evil
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
13 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 527 libraries worldwide
In sixteenth-century Japan a village potter and his brother-in-law set out for the city to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. Their neglected wives suffer the bitter consequences of their husbands' ambition as one is murdered by soldiers and the other is raped and becomes a prostitute
Yōjinbō ( visu )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 439 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
Sansho the bailiff Sanshō-dayū by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in Japanese and held by 123 libraries worldwide
"In this legendary tale set in the 11th century, a kindly governor is exiled, his wife forced into prostitution, and his son and daughter sold into slavery to the tyrannical baliff Sansho." Ten years later, the son escapes, rises to power and searches for his mother.--Container
Ukigusa by Yasujirō Ozu( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 112 libraries worldwide
A traveling troupe of actors visits a small town, and the chief actor renews his contact with a woman who bore him a son years ago. The son thinks his father is dead, and falls in love with one of the actresses, his father's current mistress
The Blind Swordsman Zatoichi ; Sonatine by Bīto Takeshi( visu )
4 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The colossally popular Zatoichi films make up the longest-running action series in Japanese history and created one of the screen's great heroes: an itinerant blind masseur who also happens to be a lightning-fast swordsman. Features the string of twenty-five Zatoichi films made between 1962 and 1973, starring Shintaro Katsu, collected in one package for the first time
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
4 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 58 libraries worldwide
In twelfth century Japan, the Fujiyawa clan confronts the problems of famine, riots, and the growing power of the Samurai
Chikamatsu monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
7 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
In 17th century Japan, illicit love between a merchant's wife and her servant leads to tragedy
Zatoichi senryōkubi Zatoichi and the chest of gold ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Accused of stealing, Zatoichi is pursued by friend and foe alike. In this installment of The Blind Swordsman series, Ichi must prove his innocence, expose the real culprits, retrieve the gold, and reconcile his accusers' anger. And if the odds were not stacked high enough, Ichi is hounded and challenged by a maniacal, bullwhip yielding ronin who finds Ichi's status as a low ranking blind masseur and master swordsman as an affront to his class and profession
Ugetsu monogatari Les contes de la lune vague après la pluie by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Le Japon au 16ème siècle. Deux couples de paysans sont pris dans la guerre civile et partent pour la ville. Kenjuro le potier rencontre la princesse Wakasa au marché et en tombe éperdument amoureux. Elle l'entraîne dans son manoir. Mais Kenjuro apprendra à ses dépens à ne pas se fier aux apparences. Quant à Tobeï le paysan, abandonnant sa femme qui finira prostituée, il cherche à devenir samouraï pour se couvrir d'une gloire factice...Le chef-d'oeuvre de Mizoguchi, un des plus beau film de l'histoire du cinéma japonais
Sanshô dayû L'intendant Sansho by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and Japanese and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Yari no Gonza Gonza the spearman ( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 19 libraries worldwide
During the Tokugawa shogunate Japanese provincial lords were obliged to spend alternative years in Edo, the capital city. Wives and children were left behind, often causing tragic results. This classic tale of love, honor and tragedy was written by well-known bunraku playwright Monzaemon Chikamatsu
Akasen chitai La rue de la honte by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in French and Japanese and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Chikamatsu monogatari Les amants crucifiés by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 14 libraries worldwide
A la fin du XVIIe siècle, deux amants de classes sociales différentes vivent une passion adultérine tragique et résistent à la morale traditionnelle... Incontournable !
Yojimbo der Leibwächter ( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Yojimbo by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A wandering samurai tricks two rival gangs of cut-throats into destroying one another [c.f Halliwell's]
Her mother's profession ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 10 libraries worldwide
"Hatsuko is a widow who runs a properous geisha house in post-war Kyoto. A firm but fair madam, Hatsuko enjoys a good professional relationship with her "girls" and a healthy flirtation with the brothel's much younger doctor, Kenji. But Hatsuko's world starts to crumble when her daughter, Yukiko, returns home after living in Tokyo. Deeply ashamed of her mother's undignified occupation and wracked with depression, Yukiko slowly begins to regain her spirit after meeting the handsome Kenji. But when Hatsuko finds out about the love affair, the shocking consequences will shape the rest of their lives"
Princess Yang Kwei Fei by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Set in 8th century China, Princess Yang Kwei Fei tells the story of the last T'ang emperor and the servant girl he falls in love with and makes his princess
Irezumi ( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A young woman from a respectable family runs away with her lover who is an employee of her father's shop. After their money runs out, she becomes a prostitute and submits to having her back elaborately tattooed
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Alternative Names
Miyagawa, Kazuo
Miyagawa, Kazuo 1908-1999
Miyakawa, Kazuo 1908-
Miyakawa, Kazuo 1908-1999
ミヤガワ, カズオ
ミヤガワ, カズオ 1908-1999
宮川, 一夫 1908-1999
宮川, 一雄
宮川一夫 1908-1999
Japanese (97)
English (7)
German (5)
French (2)
Spanish (2)
Italian (1)
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