Wednesday, 25 July 2018


- Manoj Kulkarni

Japanese Screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto & master Filmmaker Akira Kurosawa!

Veteran Japanese Screenwriter Shinobu Hashimoto passed away at the age of 100!
Scene from 'Rashomon' (1950).
He was known for scripting the films of Japanese master filmmaker Akira Kurosawa..who first adapted Hashimoto's script (based on Akutagawa's short story 'In a Grove') in 1950 for his masterpiece 'Rashomon'! This film won 'Golden Lion' in 'Venice Film Festival'!
Sensitive film 'Ikiru' (1952)

Then most of Kurosawa's internationally acclaimed films like 'Ikiru' (1952), 'Seven Samurai' (1954) & 'Dodeskaden' (1970) were mainly scripted by Hashimoto! He also wrote the screenplays for other filmmakers like 'Masaki Kobayashi ('Harakiri'/1962).

Kurosawa-Hashimoto's legendary film 'Seven Samurai' (1954).
Hashimoto wrote almost 70 films and won 16 awards. He also made few films!

Scriptwriter Shinobu Hashimoto!
Notable that Hollywood got inspiration from Kurosawa-Hashimoto's 'Seven Samurai'..and made hit 'The Magnificent Seven' (1960)..And Bollywood's blockbuster 'Sholay' (1975) also! Even Indian classic 'Anand' (1971) was inspired from their 'Ikiru'!

Humble Homage!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
   [Pune, India]

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