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Shinobu Hashimoto

Screenwriter

Born - 18 April 1918, Kobe, Honshu, Japan
Died - 19 July 2018

Top Japanese screenwriter who penned some of his country's most memorable films, including Rashomon (1950), Ikuru (1952), Seven Samurai (1954), Throne of Blood (1957), The Hidden Fortress (1958), The Bad Sleep Well (1960), Harakiri (1962), Revenge (1964), The Sword of Doom (1966), Hell in the Pacific (1968), Dodes'ka-den (1970), Yellow Dog (1973), Castle of Sand (1974), The Village of Eight Gravestones (1977), Lake of Illusions (1982), The Village of Ichiban Kubitsurinoki (1986) and, much later, I Want to Be a Shellfish (2008), his last. Seven Samurai, of course, subsequently formed the basis for the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven in 1960. He died from pneumonia.