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Shinobu Hashimoto (I) (1918–2018)

Shinobu Hashimoto was born on April 18, 1918 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. He was a writer and director, known for The Hidden Fortress (1958), Harakiri (1962) and Ikiru (1952). He died on July 19, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »


(age 100) in Tokyo, Japan

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Known For

Harakiri Writer
Ikiru Writer
Rashomon Writer


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 2016 The Magnificent Seven (based on the screenplay by)
 2013 Jôiuchi: Hairyô zuma shimatsu (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2011 The Outrage (based on screenplay by)
 2008 I Want to Be a Shellfish (writer)
 2007 I Want to Be a Shellfish (TV Movie) (original story)
 1983 Matsumoto Seichô no Zero no shôten (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1982 Lake of Illusions (screenplay) / (story)
 1977 Village of Eight Gravestones (screenplay)
 1977 Hakkodasan
 1973 Submersion of Japan (written by)
 1973 Yellow Dog
 1973 Gendai ninkyô-shi (screenplay)
 1973 The Human Revolution (writer)
 1971 Challenge at Dawn (screenplay)
 1970 Dodes'ka-den (screenplay)
 1970 The Shadow Within (screenplay)
 1969 Hitokiri (screenplay)
 1969 Samurai Banners (writer)
 1968 The Last Day of Hsianyang (original screenplay)
 1968 Hell in the Pacific (uncredited)
 1968 Admiral Yamamoto (writer)
 1968 Kubi (screenplay)
 1967 Japan's Longest Day (screenplay)
 1966 Shiroi Kyotô
 1966 The Sword of Doom (screenplay)
 1965 Kiri no hata (screenplay)
 1965 Samurai Assassin (screenplay)
 1964 Revenge (written by)
 1964 The Outrage (screenplay "Rashomon" - uncredited)
 1964 Brand of Evil (novel and screenplay)
 1963 Shiro to kuro (writer)
 1963 Attack Squadron! (writer)
 1962 Harakiri (screenplay)
 1961 Happyakuman seki ni idomu otoko (screenplay)
 1961 The Old Temple Well (adaptation)
 1961 Zero Focus
 1961 The Wind and Waves (screenplay)
 1960 Rashomon (TV Movie) (based on screenplay by)
 1960 The Magnificent Seven (screenplay "Shichinin no samurai" - uncredited)
 1960 The Bad Sleep Well (written by)
 1960 Dangan taisho (screenplay)
 1960 The Jungle Block (screenplay)
 1960 Irohanihoheto (original story) / (screenplay)
 1960 The Lost Alibi (screenplay)
 1959 I Want to Be a Shellfish (writer)
 1959 A Whistle in My Heart (writer)
 1958 I Want to Be a Shellfish (TV Movie)
 1958 The Hidden Fortress (written by)
 1958 Summer Clouds (screenplay)
 1958 Yatsu ga satsujinsha da (screenplay)
 1958 Yoru no tsuzumi (writer)
 1958 Stakeout (screenplay)
 1957 Nikui mono
 1957 A Tale of Dung and Urine (screenplay)
 1957 Throne of Blood (screenplay)
 1956 Darkness at Noon (screenplay)
 1956 The White Fan (screenplay)
 1954 Kunshô
 1954 Seven Samurai (screenplay by)
 1953 Eagle of the Pacific (writer)
 1953 Kaga sôdô (screenplay)
 1952 Ikiru (written by)
 1951 Hirate Miki (screenplay)
 1950 Rashomon (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "Compound Cinematics: Akira Kurosawa and I". Vertical ISBN-13: 978-1939130570

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He was diagnosed with tuberculosis after he enlisted in the army in 1938. This ended his military career, and he was sent to a veterans' hospital. While convalescing, he looked through some movie magazines, found a sample screenplay, and figured he could write something much better. He wrote his own script, based on his experiences in the hospital, and sent it to Mansaku Itami, a prominent ... See more »

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