Musashi miyamoto 1954 musashi miyamoto the sound of waves 1954 skipper of the utashimamaru smuggling ship 1954 eiichi tsuda i live in fear 1955 kiichi nakajima all is well 1955. Musashi miyamoto is a 1954 film from japan, a jidai geki samurai movie, starring toshiro mifune, which somehow is not directed by akira kurosawa. Toshiro mifune was 34 when he made the film, playing a character who starts out as a wild youth named. When we meet him, miyamoto is a wideeyed romantic, dreaming of military glory in the civil. The films are based on musashi, a novel by eiji yoshikawa about the famous duelist and author of the book of. Musashi is among japans supreme folk heroes, a seventeenthcentury warrior whose exploits have inspired books. Sep 02, 2016 with the hubbub about seven samurai 1954 in which he starred, one toshiro mifune title that doesnt get talked about is his samurai trilogy with director hiroshi inagaki. Aug 14, 2019 toshiro mifune, 1920 1997 legendary japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 films, t. Miyamoto musashi books list of books by author miyamoto. Samurai trilogy by hiroshi inagaki hiroshi inagaki. Samurai i musashi miyamoto, the first of a trilogy by inagaki, is an excellent example of the genre, justly winning an academy award for best foreign film in 1955. In the films bracing climax miyamoto finally gets a chance to prove himself. Toshiro mifune, played in kurosawas seven samurai, the same year as the. The first movie of the trilogy won a 1955 oscar for best foreign language film.
The story often feels as if it were cowritten by charles dickens and akira kurosawa. The film was released to critical acclaim and received an honorary academy award for outstanding foreign film. Besides the 16 films he made with kurosawa, mifune starred in dozens of other japanese motion pictures, among them samurai 1. Miyamoto musashi shows the young samurai aspirant as a hotheaded. Toshiro mifune started out his career at toho with the film these foolish times in 1947.
The films are based on musashi, a novel by eiji yoshikawa about the famous duelist and author of the book of five rings the three films are. While they are away matahachi is seduced by another woman, and when he returns to the village alone to. Musashi miyamoto in the first part of the epic samurai trilogy, toshiro mifune thunders onto the screen as the iconic title character. I enjoy japanese films, and toshiro mifune is one of my favorite actors. Toshiro mifune shows a vast range of emotion, power and character growth in these this movie. Musashi miyamoto, duel at ichijoji temple and duel at ganryu island.
H iroshi inagakis the samurai trilogy gave toshiro mifune one of his most important starring roles, as musashi miyamoto, a masterless, wandering samurai whose skill with a sword is so great no one can match him. Musashi is among japans supreme folk heroes, a seventeenthcentury warrior whose exploits have inspired books, plays, movies. Shot in eastmancolor, it is the first film of inagakis samurai trilogy of historical adventures the film is adapted from eiji yoshikawas novel musashi, originally released as a serial in the japanese newspaper asahi shimbun. The book was very popular among businessmen in the u. Miyamoto musashi 15841645 was japans greatest swordsman and samurai. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his unique doublebladed swordsmanship and undefeated record.
The samurai trilogy, directed by hiroshi inagaki the rickshaw man and starring the inimitable toshiro mifune seven samurai, was one of japans most successful exports of the 1950s, a rousing, emotionally gripping tale of combat and selfdiscovery. Married takeshi shiro, 1950, two sons, one daughter. Description above from the wikipedia article toshiro mifune, licensed under ccbysa, full list of. Wild orphan miyamoto leaves his home village to join the army with his best friend matahachi, who is betrothed to local girl otsu. Musashi miyamoto 1954 directed by hiroshi inagaki featuring toshiro mifune, koji tsuruta, akihiko hirata, rentaro mikuni, daisuke kato, kuroemon onoe, kaoru yachigusa, mariko okada.
Takezo is just as wild as kikuchiyo from that film, but not as zany. He is best known for his 16 film collaboration with legendary film director akira kurosawa, from 1948 1965, in films such as rashmon seven samurai throne of blood and yujimbo and for portraying musashi miyamoto, in hiroshi ingakis, samurai trilogy. Musashi miyamoto is a 1954 japanese film by hiroshi inagaki starring toshiro mifune. Attended schools in china, and was graduated from port. Miyamoto musashi books list of books by author miyamoto musashi. In color, which many of the other japanese films in my collection are not, the cinematography is lovely.
Samurai trilogy musashi miyamotoduel at ichijoji temple. He is also popular for portraying musashi miyamoto in hiroshi inagakis samurai trilogy. Toshiro mifune defines the quintessential samurai in hiroshi inagakis 1954. He created a style of kenjutsu that uses two swords simultaneously and won sixty duels to the death. Convalescing wannabe samurai matahachi rentaro mikuni misbehaving with his host akemi mariko odada, who turns out to be more interested in his virile buddy takeso toshiro mifune, in director hiroshi inagakis samurai 1. Takezo, a village commoner bent on winning fame and glory, wants to join up. Charting the life of famed japanese swordsman musashi miyamoto, the trilogy started in 1954 with part 1 and continuing once a year until january 1956. Musashi miyamoto is a 1954 film from japan, a jidai geki samurai movie, starring toshiro mifune, which somehow is not directed by akira kurosawa its actually directed by hiroshi inagaki. Toshiro mifune was 34 when he made the film, playing a character who starts out as a wild youth named takezo who goes off recklessly into battle at sekigahara in 1600, only to emerge, lucky to be alive, with his wounded friend matahachi rentaro mikuni, and on the run. The story of musashis quest to become the greatest swordsman of all time begins, ironically, with him lying among the wounded after the battle of sekigahara, which historically marks the beginning of the end for the era of great wars and honorable single combat among samurai. It recounts in great detail the life of miyamoto musashi the famous samurai. I did not think i would finish reading this epic novel of a master samurai named miyamoto musashi c. A disillusioned musashi miyamoto toshiro mifune has turned his back on the samurai life, becoming a farmer in a remote village, while his nemesis kojiro koji tsuruta now works for the shogun. Theres a huge cast of interesting characters that cross paths in surprising was over many years.
Attended schools in china, and was graduated from port arthur high school. Qualifizierte bestellungen werden kostenlos geliefert. Hiroshi inagakis 19541956 three part color film, the samurai trilogy. The samurai trilogy is a film trilogy directed by hiroshi inagaki and starring toshiro mifune as musashi miyamoto and koji tsuruta as kojiro sasaki. Jan 23, 2018 a disillusioned musashi miyamoto toshiro mifune has turned his back on the samurai life, becoming a farmer in a remote village, while his nemesis kojiro koji tsuruta now works for the shogun. He is best known for his 16film collaboration 194865 with filmmaker akira kurosawa in such works as rashomon, seven samurai, the hidden fortress, throne of blood, and yojimbo. Will defo check the rest of the series out, maybe the books as well. In the first part of the epic samurai trilogy, toshiro mifune thunders onto the screen as the iconic title character. Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior musashi miyamoto. Musashi miyamoto was the first depiction of musashi in color. When we meet him, miyamoto is a wideeyed romantic, dreaming of military glory in the civil war that is.
He also portrayed musashi miyamoto in hiroshi inagakis samurai. Musashi miyamoto 1955 movie clip hes always been ruthless. Samurai trilogy by hiroshi inagaki hiroshi inagaki, toshiro. With the hubbub about seven samurai 1954 in which he starred, one toshiro mifune title that doesnt get talked about is his samurai trilogy with director hiroshi inagaki. When we meet him, miyamoto is a wideeyed romantic, dreaming of military glory in the civil war that is ravaging the seventeenthcentury countryside. Toshiro mifune mifune toshiro, april 1, 1920 december 24, 1997 was a japanese actor who appeared in over 150 feature films. Musashi miyamoto toshiro mifune honiden matahachi rentaro mikuni takuan osho kuroemon onoe otsu kaoru yachigusa akemi mariko okada oko, matahachis wife mitsuko mito osugi, matahachis mother eiko miyoshi seijuro yoshioka akihiko hirata temma tsujikaze kusuo abe terumasa ikeda eitaro ozawa. I am a huge fan of the old criterion collection samurai movies and i loved toshiro mifunes portrayal of musashi, so i thought id give this a read.
I discovered miyamoto musashi more than thirty years ago and, as a karate. Tsingtao, china, of japanese parents, 1 april 1920. See more ideas about miyamoto musashi, musashi and warrior quotes. The samurai trilogy is a collection of three films. Oct 03, 2008 toshiro mifune samurai musashi miyamoto. It has influenced numerous films and books relating to japanese culture. Duel on ganryu island 1951 musashi miyamoto who knows a womans heart. Mifune is an intensely physical actor from his head to his toes. Jun 26, 2012 h iroshi inagakis the samurai trilogy gave toshiro mifune one of his most important starring roles, as musashi miyamoto, a masterless, wandering samurai whose skill with a sword is so great no one can match him.
The films are based on musashi, a novel by eiji yoshikawa about the famous duelist and author of the book of five rings. Japanese director hiroshi inagaki created his samurai trilogy of motion pictures between 1954 and 1956. The movies star toshiro mifune as the legendary figure musashi miyamoto and is loosely based on his life particularly the novel written by eiji yoshikawa. For samurai movies, his choices were seven samurai, yojimbo, sanjuro, and hiroshi inagakis samurai trilogy starring toshiro mifune as musashi miyamoto musashi miyamoto in 1954, duel at ichijoji temple in 1955 and duel at ganryu island in 1956. When i saw that there was a whole novelepic albeit fictional about him from japan, i got very excited and bought it immediately. Book of five ringsmartial arts moviesperiod dramastelluride film festival london film festival47 ronintoshiro mifunethe last samuraimiyamoto musashi. Featuring awesome swordfights, epic character development, melodramatic loves, thrilling escapes, and thoughtful reflections that dont sound like they came out of a cracker jack box, musashi is perhaps the quintessential samurai epic. Samurai trilogy musashi miyamotoduel at ichijoji templeduel. I have heard of the famous ronin miyamoto musashi before in history and other works samurai champloo for example and i have always loved his story and the era he comes from. Shot in eastmancolor, it is the first film of inagakis samurai trilogy of historical adventures. The last samurai is a celebration of the originality and influence of the japanese star toshiro mifune 19201997, shown as a rare actor capable of the subtlest stoicism and the.
The samurai trilogy criterion collection on tcm shop. Among the international productions mifune appeared in are hell in the pacific 1969, tora. Musashi miyamoto 1954 directed by hiroshi inagaki featuring toshiro mifune, koji tsuruta, akihiko hirata, rentaro mikuni, daisuke kato, kuroemon onoe, kaoru yachigusa. With toshiro mifune, mariko okada, rentaro mikuni, kuroemon onoe. Toshiro mifune as miyamoto musashi in the samurai trilogya side note before continuing if you choose to pick up this novel, try to find the version that has the forward written by edwin reischauer. Starring toshiro mifune as musashi miyamoto, this first film in hiroshi inagakis samurai trilogy won a 1956 honorary oscar. Musashi miyamoto, 1954, directed by hiroshi inagaki, with toshiro mifune, rentaro mikuni, kuroemon onoe, at turner classic movies.
Musashi, at this time named takezo, and his childhood friend. The story starts out in the year 1600, towards the end of the sengoku period of jidai geki japan. Musashi is among japans supreme folk heroes, a seventeenthcentury warrior whose exploits have inspired books, plays, movies, and television. Struggling to elevate himself from his low caste in 17th century japan, miyamoto trains to become a mighty samurai warrior. First in the trilogy based on the life of seventeenth century samurai warrior musashi miyamoto toshiro mifune. Adapted from musashi an eiji yoshikawa novel regarded as japans equivalent to gone with the wind the three features chronicle the life story of the legendary musashi miyamoto, a swordsman, writer and artist. Hiroshi inagakis the samurai trilogy gave toshiro mifune one of his most. The novel itself has been the basis for a large number of film and tv adaptations as well as countless stage productions.1327 155 1193 577 205 3 260 745 240 907 433 534 1276 439 1403 1012 510 1458 788 1165 743 104 1126 1195 1347 1432 444 116 123 810 26 398 31 14 1444 788 772