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Sōjirō Motoki
Sōjirō Motoki (本木 荘二郎, Motoki Sōjirō) was a Japanese filmmaker who served primarily as a film producer, but also as a writer and director. He was most famous for producing several films for Akira Kurosawa, including Seven Samurai, Ikiru
Ikiru
and Throne of Blood.[1] He also produced films for other directors, including Mikio Naruse, for whom he produced Spring Awakens and Battle of Roses, and Kazuo Mori, for whom he produced Vendetta for a Samurai.[1] As a writer, he provided the story for Kei Kumai's 1968 film The Sands of Kurobe, starring Kurosawa favorite Toshiro Mifune.[2] Besides the films he is credited with producing, Motoki also had an influence on other Kurosawa films
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Shinbashi
Shinbashi
Shinbashi
(新橋, lit. "New Bridge", sometimes transliterated Shimbashi) is a district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan, located south of Ginza, west of Tsukiji, east of Toranomon
Toranomon
and north of Hamamatsucho.Contents1 Etymology 2 History 3 Places in Shinbashi 4 Economy 5 Train stations 6 References 7 External linksEtymology[edit] Shinbashi
Shinbashi
means "new bridge" in Japanese. History[edit] The area was the site of a bridge built across the Shiodome
Shiodome
River in 1604. The river was later filled in.[1] Shinbashi
Shinbashi
was the Tokyo terminus of the first railway in Japan
Japan
in 1872
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Kazuo Mori
Kazuo Mori (森一生, Mori Kazuo, January 15, 1911, Matsuyama
Matsuyama
– June 29, 1989)[1] was a Japanese film director who primarily worked in popular genres like the jidaigeki.Contents1 Career 2 Filmography 3 Bibliography 4 References 5 External linksCareer[edit] Born in Ehime Prefecture, Mori graduated from Kyoto University[1] before joining Nikkatsu's Uzumasa studio in 1933.[2] A favorite of the producer Masaichi Nagata, he followed him to Daiichi Eiga and Shinkō Kinema before getting a chance to direct in 1936 with Adauchi hizakurige.[2] When Shinkō Kinema
Shinkō Kinema
was merged with other studios to form Daiei Film, Mori became one of Daiei's core directors of genre films, making primarily samurai films with stars such as Raizō Ichikawa, Kazuo Hasegawa, and Shintaro Katsu.[2] While not an auteur, he was a solid craftsman in the genre
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Kajiro Yamamoto
Kajirō Yamamoto (山本 嘉次郎, Yamamoto Kajirō, 15 March 1902 – 21 September 1974) was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, and actor who was known for his war films and comedies and as the mentor of Akira Kurosawa
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Senkichi Taniguchi
Senkichi Taniguchi (谷口 千吉, Taniguchi Senkichi) (February 19, 1912 – October 29, 2007) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.[1] Born in Tokyo, Japan, he attended Waseda University
Waseda University
but left before graduating due to his involvement in a left-wing theater troupe.[2][3] He joined P.C.L. (a precursor to Toho) in 1933 and began working as an assistant director to Kajirō Yamamoto alongside his longtime friend, acclaimed Japanese filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa.[2] He made his feature film directing debut in 1947 with Snow Trail, which was written by Kurosawa.[1][3] Snow Trail
Snow Trail
starred Toshirō Mifune
Toshirō Mifune
in his film debut and actress Setsuko Wakayama
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Shinobu Hashimoto
Shinobu Hashimoto (Japanese: 橋本 忍, Hashimoto Shinobu) (born 18 April 1918) is a Japanese screenwriter, director, producer, and was a frequent collaborator with Akira Kurosawa.[1] He has won some 16 awards for his writing, including a succession of Blue Ribbon Awards, particularly in the 1960s. In 2008, Hashimoto's screenplay for I Want to Be a Shellfish (Watashi wa Kai ni Naritai), a post-World War II war crimes trial drama based on the 1959 Tetsutaro Kato novel and made into a film that same year, is being remade and directed by Katsuo Fukuzawa. Yukie Nakama and Masahiro Nakai are the stars, and the music is by Joe Hisaishi. References[edit]^ Crowther, Bosley (February 10, 1962). "Screen: Kurosawa's 'Lower Depths':Japanese Version of Gorky Play Opens 5-Year-Old Movie at the Bleecker Street"
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Rashomon
Rashomon
Rashomon
(羅生門, Rashōmon) is a 1950 Japanese period film directed by Akira Kurosawa, working in close collaboration with cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa. It stars Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyō, Masayuki Mori, and Takashi Shimura. While the film borrows the title and setting from Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's short story "Rashōmon", it is actually based on Akutagawa's short story "In a Grove", which provides the characters and plot. The film is known for a plot device that involves various characters providing subjective, alternative, self-serving and contradictory versions of the same incident
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Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
Toshiro Mifune
(三船 敏郎, Mifune Toshirō, April 1, 1920 – December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films. He is best known for his 16-film collaboration (1948–65) with filmmaker Akira Kurosawa
Akira Kurosawa
in such works as Rashomon, Seven Samurai, The Hidden Fortress, Throne of Blood, and Yojimbo
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Tokyo
Tokyo
Tokyo
(/ˈtoʊkioʊ/, Japanese: [toːkʲoː] ( listen)), officially Tokyo Metropolis,[6] is the capital city of Japan
Japan
and one of its 47 prefectures.[7] The Greater Tokyo Area
Greater Tokyo Area
is the most populous metropolitan area in the world.[8] It is the seat of the Emperor of Japan
Japan
and the Japanese government. Tokyo
Tokyo
is in the Kantō region
Kantō region
on the southeastern side of the main island Honshu
Honshu
and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.[9] Formerly known as Edo, it has been the de facto seat of government since 1603 when Shōgun
Shōgun
Tokugawa Ieyasu made the city his headquarters
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Kei Kumai
Kei may refer to:Contents1 People 2 Automobiles 3 In fiction 4 KEI 5 Other usesPeople[edit] Kei (given name) Kei, Cantonese for Ji (surname)(姫) Kei, Cantonese for Qi (surname)(奇, 祁, 亓) Shō Kei (1700–1752), a king of the Ryūkyū Kingdom Kei (singer), stage name of South Korean singer Kim Ji-yeon, born 1995
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Donald Richie
Donald Richie
Donald Richie
(17 April 1924 – 19 February 2013) was an American-born author who wrote about the Japanese people, the culture of Japan, and especially Japanese cinema.[1] Although he considered himself primarily a film historian,[2] Richie also directed a number of experimental films, the first when he was 17.[3]Contents1 Biography 2 Japanese cinema 3 Books by Richie 4 Films, books and papers on Richie 5 Films by Richie 6 Honors 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksBiography[edit] Richie was born in Lima, Ohio. During World War II, he served aboard Liberty ships
Liberty ships
as a purser and medical officer. By then he had already published his first work, "Tumblebugs" (1942), a short story.[4] In 1947, Richie first visited Japan
Japan
with the American occupation force, a job he saw as an opportunity to escape from Lima, Ohio
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Mikio Naruse
Mikio Naruse
Mikio Naruse
(成瀬 巳喜男, Naruse Mikio, August 20, 1905 – July 2, 1969) was a Japanese filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer who directed some 89 films spanning the period 1930 (towards the end of the silent period in Japan) to 1967. Naruse is known for imbuing his films with a bleak and pessimistic outlook. He made primarily shomin-geki (working-class drama) films with female protagonists, portrayed by actresses such as Hideko Takamine, Kinuyo Tanaka, and Setsuko Hara. Because of his focus on family drama and the intersection of traditional and modern Japanese culture, his films are frequently compared with the works of Yasujirō Ozu
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IMDb
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew, personnel and fictional character biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February, 2017. The database is owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon. As of December 2017[update], IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database,[2] as well as 83 million registered users. The movie and talent pages of IMDb
IMDb
are accessible to all internet users, but a registration process is necessary to contribute information to the site. Most data in the database is provided by volunteer contributors
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IMDb
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew, personnel and fictional character biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February, 2017. The database is owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon. As of December 2017[update], IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database,[2] as well as 83 million registered users. The movie and talent pages of IMDb
IMDb
are accessible to all internet users, but a registration process is necessary to contribute information to the site. Most data in the database is provided by volunteer contributors
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Library Of Congress Control Number
The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Control Number (LCCN) is a serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
in the United States. It has nothing to do with the contents of any book, and should not be confused with Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Classification.Contents1 History 2 Format 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The LCCN numbering system has been in use since 1898, at which time the acronym LCCN originally stood for Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Card Number. It has also been called the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Catalog Card Number, among other names
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