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宮川一夫 1908-1999

Overview
Works: 160 works in 330 publications in 6 languages and 7,167 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Samurai films  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Historical films  War films  Action and adventure films  Ghost films  Silent films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Actor, Illustrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 宮川一夫
Rashomon = Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

38 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,767 WorldCat member 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
Ukigusa monogatari = A story of floating weeds( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Yasujiro Ozu remade his 1934 silent film: A Story of Floating Weeds in color and sound with the 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 reunities with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all. 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
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 625 WorldCat member 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
Sanshō dayū by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in Japanese and French and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Japon du 11ème siècle. Un gouverneur de province est exilé pour avoir défendu les paysans contre les autorités féodales. Quelques années plus tard, sa femme Tamaki, sa fille Anju et son fils Zushio sont kidnappés en cherchant à le rejoindre. Tamaki est déportée sur une île, alors que les enfants sont jetés dans un camp d esclaves commandé par l impitoyable intendant Sansho. Dix ans plus tard, Zushio, amer, a oublié les idéaux de compassion de son père mais Anju l exhorte à ne pas devenir comme Sansho. Anju apprend alors que leur mère pourrait être vivante, et elle prépare un plan d évasion pour Zushio
Ugetsu( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 570 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wandering Samurai-for-hire eventually finds a dramatic solution to the problems of a town with two warring clans
Rashomon( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In medieval Japan, four people give their accounts of the murder of a traveler and the rape of his wife
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Japanese and English and held by 256 WorldCat member 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
Ugetsu monogatari( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 175 WorldCat member 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
Floating weeds( Visual )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 153 WorldCat member 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
Ugetsu by Jianer Goukou( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quite simply one of the greatest of filmmakers, said Jean-Luc Godard of Kenji Mizoguchi. And Ugetsu, a ghost story like no other, is surely the Japanese director's supreme achievement. Derived from stories by Akinari Ueda and Guy de Maupassant, this haunting tale of love and loss, with its exquisite blending of the otherworldly and the real, is one of the most beautiful films ever made
Ugetsu( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 144 WorldCat member 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 = Floating weeds( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Struggling acting troupe visits remote island, where its leader ... visits his illegitimate son and the boy's mother, with whom he had an affair years before."--Leonard Maltin's TV, movies and video guide, 1987 ed
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in Japanese and English and held by 111 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
Chikamatsu monogatari = Story from Chikamatsu( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in Japanese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of eighteenth-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker's wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death"--Container
Shin Heike monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in Japanese and French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The samurai leaders of the Taira Clan return victorious from fighting for their Emperor. Instead of recognition and reward, they are cheated and dishonored by the high courtiers who do not want to see the samurai warriors empowered. The samurai are forced to choose sides and re-examine their loyalties, ethics, codes of honor and their positions in a changing world.--Container
Sansho the bailiff = Sanshō-dayū( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 81 WorldCat member 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
Chikamatsu monogatari by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chikamatsu monogatari: In 17th century Japan, illicit love between a merchant's wife and her servant leads to tragedy
Sanshō Dayū by Gou kou jian er( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanshō Dayū: Based on an ancient legend, an unforgettably sad story of social injustice, family love, personal sacrifice and fateful tragedy. Two children set off with their mother to find their father, a noble banished for protecting farmers. Their guide separates them and sells the children as slaves to Sansho, a tyrant. After years, they escape. The daughter commits suicide; the son becomes a great lord, displaces Sansho, and sets out to find his mother
Zatoichi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 62 WorldCat member 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
 
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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

宮川一夫 日本の撮影監督

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