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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), Ikiru (1952) and Rashômon (1950). He died on July 19, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. See full bio »


(age 100) in Tokyo, Japan

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Ikiru Writer
Rashômon Writer
Harakiri Writer


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 2016 The Magnificent Seven (based on the screenplay by)
 2013 Jôiuchi: Hairyô zuma shimatsu (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2008 Watashi wa kai ni naritai (writer)
 2007 Watashi wa kai ni naritai (TV Movie) (original story)
 1983 Matsumoto Seichô no Zero no shôten (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1982 Maboroshi no mizuumi (screenplay) / (story)
 1977 Village of Eight Gravestones (screenplay)
 1977 Hakkodasan
 1973 Tidal Wave
 1973 Yellow Dog
 1973 Gendai ninkyô-shi (screenplay)
 1973 The Human Revolution (writer)
 1971 Akatsuki no chôsen (screenplay)
 1970 Dodes'ka-den (screenplay)
 1970 The Shadow Within (screenplay)
 1969 Hitokiri (screenplay)
 1969 Samurai Banners (writer)
 1968 Xue cheng (original screenplay)
 1968 Hell in the Pacific (uncredited)
 1968 Kubi (screenplay)
 1967 Nihon no ichiban nagai hi (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 Kaidan Kakuidori (adaptation)
 1961 Watashi wa Kai ni Naritai (TV Movie)
 1961 Minami no kaze to nami (screenplay)
 1960 The Magnificent Seven (screenplay "Shichinin no samurai" - uncredited)
 1960 The Bad Sleep Well (written by)
 1960 Irohanihoheto (original story) / (screenplay)
 1959 I Want to Be a Shellfish (writer)
 1959 Kotan no kuchibue (writer)
 1958 The Hidden Fortress (written by)
 1958 Iwashigumo (writer)
 1958 Yatsu ga satsujinsha da (screenplay)
 1958 Yoru no tsuzumi (writer)
 1958 Harikomi (screenplay)
 1957 Dotanba
 1957 Nikui mono
 1957 Throne of Blood (screenplay)
 1956 Mahiru no ankoku (screenplay)
 1954 Kunsho
 1954 Seven Samurai (screenplay)
 1953 Taiheiyô no washi (writer)
 1952 Ikiru (written by)
 1951 Hirate Miki
 1950 Rashômon (screenplay)
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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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