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Miyagawa, Kazuo 1908-1999

Overview
Works: 116 works in 293 publications in 6 languages and 5,771 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Detective and mystery films  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  War films  Silent films  Crime films 
Roles: Cinematographer, Photographer, Actor, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Kazuo Miyagawa
Publications by Kazuo Miyagawa
Publications by Kazuo Miyagawa, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Kazuo Miyagawa
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
46 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,088 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 )
20 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in Japanese and French and held by 838 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 monogatari = A story of floating weeds ( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 650 libraries worldwide
In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent classic A Story of Floating Weeds in color with the celebrated cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa (Rashomon, Ugetsu). Setting his later version in a seaside location, Ozu otherwise preserves the details of his elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. Together, the films offer a unique glimpse into the evolution of one of cinema's greatest directors. A Story of Floating Weeds reveals Ozu in the midst of developing his mode of expression; Floating Weeds reveals his distinct style at its pinnacle. In each, the director captures the joy and sadness in everyday life
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
22 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 506 libraries worldwide
A wandering Samurai-for-hire eventually finds a dramatic solution to the problems of a town with two warring clans
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
15 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Set in 16th century Japan, a period of bloody civil war, the film is rooted in the postwar psyche of 1950s Japan. It focuses on an ambitious potter haunted by a beautiful ghost and a farmer who dreams of becoming a samurai
Ukigusa by Yasujirō Ozu( visu )
13 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
A traveling troop of actors and their effect on the life of a small village. A beautiful visualization of a story about a father, a son, and a shared mistress. This is a remake of Ozu's earlier film: Ukigusa monogatari (1936)
Ugetsu monogatari by Jianer Goukou( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 215 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
Rashōmon by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune, to the Western world
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Japanese and English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Set in 16th century Japan, a period of bloody civil war, the film is rooted in the postwar psyche of 1950s Japan. It focuses on an ambitious potter haunted by a beautiful ghost and a farmer who dreams of becoming a samurai
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in Japanese and French and held by 99 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 )
9 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Chikamatsu monogatari: In 17th century Japan, illicit love between a merchant's wife and her servant leads to tragedy
Zatoichi ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 64 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
Zatoichi senryōkubi = Zatoichi and the chest of gold ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 41 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
Lone wolf and cub ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Baby cart in peril: In this distinctly lowbrow entry in the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Itto Ogami is hired by the Owari clan to assassinate a tattooed woman who is killing her enemies and cutting off their topknots. Meanwhile, Daigoro is separated from his father when he follows a pair of traveling street performers outside of town
Akasen chitai = Street of shame by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Dans une maison de geishas de Yoshiwara, le quartier des plaisirs de Tokyo, on s'inquiète d'une nouvelle loi discutée au parlement prévoyant l'interdiction de la prostitution. Mickey, une nouvelle employée jeune et sans complexe, est décidée à gagner le plus d'argent possible pour étancher sa soif de dépenses. Mais si ses compagnes ont souvent une raison plus précise de vendre leur corps aux clients réguliers ou de passage, toutes restent fidèles à leur mode de vie, entretenu par l'arrivée permanente de nouvelles recrues
Irezumi = Ci qing ( visu )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 17 libraries worldwide
A beautiful young woman is abducted into geisha work and forcibly tattooed with the image of a fearsome spider. Hell-bent on avenging herself on every man who makes a play for her, she takes advantage of her situation to wreak bloody vengeance. --
Her mother's profession ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 12 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"--Madman.com.au
Yōjimbō ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and English and held by 10 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
Zatoichi ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 10 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
La hierba errante = Ukigusa ( visu )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Spanish and Japanese and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Una compañía de teatro llega a un pueblo al sur del Japón, donde el director se reencuentra con una antigua amante y su hijo, al que éste cree que es su hijo. La actriz protagonista está celosa y para dejar en evidencia a su director, le dice a una compañera que intente seducir a su hijo
 
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Kazuo, Miyagawa
Kazuo Miyagawa Japanese cinematographer
Kazuo Miyagawa Japans filmregisseur (1908-1999)
Miyagawa, Kazuo
Miyagawa, Kazuo 1908-1999
Miyakawa, Kazuo 1908-
Miyakawa, Kazuo 1908-1999
Казуо Мијагава
Миягава, Кадзуо
קאוזו מיאגאווה
کازوئو میاگاوا
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
Languages
Japanese (144)
English (12)
Spanish (8)
German (5)
French (4)
Italian (3)
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