Shinobu Hashimoto

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Born: 04/18/1918 in Japan

Filmography

Writer (13)

Watashi wa kai ni naritai 2008 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Human Revolution 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dodeskaden 1970 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kaage No Kuruma 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rebellion 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Record of a Living Being 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Harakiri 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Hidden Fortress 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Throne of Blood 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ikiru 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seven Samurai 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rashomon 1950 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (2)

Kurosawa 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Kurosawa 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

We look to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a library of the most important creative forces in film history, but one of the greatest and most influential screenwriters of all time never gotten so much as a nomination. Shinobu Hashimoto spent decades crafting some of the most innovative scripts to ever translate to cinema, claiming a celebrity and influence that extended far beyond his native Japan. Even in the earliest days of his career in the 1950s, Hashimoto established himself as both a bright light of imagination and a prolific workhorse. He began collaborating at this time with likewise legendary director Akira Kurosawa, churning out classics including "Rashomon" (1950), "Ikiru" (1952), and "Seven Samurai" (1954), among others.

Milestones

1959

"I Want to Be a Shellfish"

1954

"Seven Samurai"

1952

"Ikiru"

1950

"Rashomon"

Bonus Trivia

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Frequently worked with director Akira Kurosawa and screenrwiter Hideo Oguni.

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Many of his works have been adapted as American films, including "Seven Samurai" (into "Magnificent Seven") and "Rashomon" (into "The Outrage").

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Made his second and final directorial effort ("Lake of Illusions") in 1982, 23 years after his directorial debut ("I Want to Be a Shellfish") in 1959.

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