C.V. Starr East Asian Library
 

The Makino Mamoru Collection on the History of East Asian Film, 1863-2015, bulk 1920s-1990s

Series V: Scenarios, 1923-1986

Many of the scenarios are handwritten or contain handwritten notes on them. Please note that there are some items in Series V that are not scenarios, but are related to the scenarios. These May be, for example, set diagrams, drawings for costumes, scrapbooks, photographs, postcards or other such things that Makino kept with the related scenarios. We have maintained Makino's organization. In addition, there are also a few published scenarios located in Series I: Director Files that concern the specific Directors in whose files they are found. For example, see Mizoguchi Kenji's/溝口健二 scenario of Naniwa onna/浪花女. Or, the documentary filmmaker Kamei Fumio's/亀井文夫 scenarios of Fujisan/富士山, Minna ikinakereba naranai/みんな生きなければならない, and Tatakau heitai/戦う兵隊, all filed with the Director files and not in the Scenarios series.

There are also photocopied excerpts from scenarios in the Director Files as well; these include those by Ozu Yasujirō/小津安二郎. Since this series contains some scenarios that were never made into films, dates are noted if they appear on the scenarios and not by film production date. Scenarios that may have been produced but do not have a date listed on it are also shown as "undated" in the Excel file.

In addition, there are many published scenarios in book form that have been cataloged for the general stacks that originally came from the Makino Collection. Search the Columbia University Libraries online catalog for these scenarios as well as books about scenarios or the collections of various screenwriters.

An alphabetical listing of all of the scenarios in Series V can be consulted downloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.1: Ikeda Tadao Materials/池田忠雄コレクション, 1927-1961

Subseries V.1 contains scenarios related to the screenwriter and director Ikeda Tadao that were compiled by him and supplemented by Makino. The scenarios in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by Title. Many of the scenarios were written by Ikeda but this subseries also includes scenarios and other related materials written by other authors as indicated. It also includes scenarios that contain a label that indicates it belonged to Ikeda but May have been found with the Shōchiku Film Production Company Files (satsueijo kanren). Ikeda wrote many of these scenarios. For these, Shōchiku is noted in the scope content notes. It also includes censored scenarios written by Ikeda (seeSuradangu biyondo Bengaru/スラダング ビヨンド ベンガル).Scenarios written by Ikeda Tadao can also be found in Subseries V.2: Scenarios: Inoue Kintarō Materials. SeeKyō o kagiri/今日を限りand Subseries V.4: Scenarios: Censored Scenarios,Ojisan/をぢさん.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.1 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.2: Inoue Kintarō Materials/井上金太郎コレクション, 1931-1954 mostly undated, 1931-1954, undated

Subseries V.2 contains scenarios related to the director Inoue Kintarō (1901-1954) that were compiled by him and supplemented by Makino. The scenarios in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order by Title. Many of these scenarios were written by Inoue but this subseries includes scenarios written by other authors as indicated. According to Makino, Inoue was a mentor for Ozu Yasujirō and Yamanaka Sadao and the Ozu scenarios in the Makino Collection were originally owned by Inoue Kintarō. The section also includes some unknown authors. Inoue wrote some scenarios under the penname Akishino Sanjirō/秋篠珊次郎 as well as possibly Kurii Jōtarō/栗井饒太郎, indicated in the scope content notes when known. This subseries also contains the receipt and correspondence related to Makino's purchase of the Inoue materials in 1990.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.2 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.3: Other Screenwriters/Directors, 1926-1964 mostly undated, 1926-1964

This subseries contains scenarios that were written or directed by screenwriters and directors other than Ikeda Tadao or Inoue Kintarō. They are in alphabetical order by film Title. The subseries also contains notes on the screenwriter and director where indicated. In addition to scenarios there are also some set diagrams, storyboards, photographs, and drawings for particular films, indicated in the scope contents notes. The other Screenwriters/Directors set of scenarios includesKiyamachi Sanjō/木屋町三条,written by Kajiwara Kinpachi/梶原金八. The original story was by Yamanaka Sadao/山中貞雄 and this is his last and unfinished scenario. As for the scenario entitled,Watashi wa akachan/私は赤ちゃんdirected by Ichikawa Kon, this May have been written by his partner Wada Natto or by Ichikawa himself. There are two Kurosawa Akira scenarios in this subseries as well. There is another where Kurosawa was the scriptwriter. That one is filed with the scenarios from Nikkatsu (Kieta chūtai/消えた中隊of the 1955 film). This set also originally included some scenarios found with Shōchiku scenarios that were written by Ikeda Tadao/池田忠雄. They have been moved to be with the Ikeda Tadao Materials in Subseries V.1: Scenarios: Ikeda Tadao Materials.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.3 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.4: Censored Scenarios, 1927-1944

This subseries contains scenarios censored by the government and are stamped as such or were found together with censored scenarios but are not stamped (7 of these). We have kept these together with the stamped censored scenarios rather than moving them to other parts of the collection. Censored scenarios can also be found in Subseries V.1: Ikeda Tadao Materials (see, for example,Suradangu biyondo Bengaru/スラダング ビヨンド ベンガルand others). A censored scenario can also be found in Subseries VI.5: Subject Files: Censorship (seeKurama tengu Edo Nikki/鞍馬天狗江戸日記,which also happens to be a Nikkatsu produced film).

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.4 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.5: Eiga Setsumei Daihon/映画説明台本, 1923-1935

This subseries contains educational film scenarios used bybenshi(narrators for silent films) published by the Ministry of Education. For more on educational films(kyōiku eiga/教育映画), see Subseries VI.7: Subject Files: Documentary Film Materials. For more onbenshisee Subseries XIX: Silent Film Materials.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.5 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.6: Studio Scenarios -- Daiei/大映, circa, 1948

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.6 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.7: Studio Scenarios -- Nikkatsu/日活, circa 1930s mostly undated, 1930s, undated

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.7 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.8: Studio Scenarios -- Shōchiku/松竹, circa, 1950s

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.8 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.9: Studio Scenarios -- Tōei/東映, mostly, undated

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.9 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.10: Studio Scenarios -- Tōhō/東宝, 1937-1983 mostly undated, 1937-1983, undated

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.10 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.11: Studio Scenarios -- Independent/独立系映画会社, 1949-1976 mostly undated, 1949-1976, undated

There are some scenarios that are collaborations between film production companies or May not be produced by the major film production companies or May be produced by the major film production companies in collaboration with smaller film production companies. So, a Shōchiku film May be filed under Independent. See, for example,Oginsama/お吟さま.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.11 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.12: Other -- Film, Play, TV, and Post-War Pamphlets, 1956-1970 mostly undated, 1956-1970, undated

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.12 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.13: Scenarios, Published Translations, 1934-1977

This subseries contains scenarios that were translated into Japanese and published. Some are in boxes with translated scenarios (non-published) and also with scenario books.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.13 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.14: Scenarios, Published Scenarios, 1938-1978

This subseries contains scenarios that were published or are photocopies of published scenarios. It also contains serials that published scenarios in the post-war, including Eiga shinjin and others. The subseries is organized in alphabetical order by title of scenario, with Eiga shinjin and the other serials coming at the end. Some can also be found in Subseries XI.1: Post-War Magazines: Film Magazines.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.14 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.15: Scenarios, Translated Scenarios, mostly, undated

This subseries contains scenarios that were translated into Japanese and not published.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.15 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.


Subseries V.16: Scenarios, Books, 1926-1986

This subseries contains published books about scenarios as well as scenario collections, including autographed copies. Search the Columbia University Libraries online catalog for additional published scenarios (not autographed) from the Makino Collection as well as books about scenarios or the collections of various screenwriters, including Shindō Kaneto/新藤兼人 (1912-2012), Yoda Yoshikata/依田義賢 (1909-1991) and others. The subseries also contains issues ofEizō kenkyū/映像研究,a post-war magazine of scenarios. Other magazines, likeShinario/シナリオ,can be found by searching the Columbia University Libraries online catalog.

A detailed listing of the items in Subseries V.16 can be consulted in adownloadable Excel spreadsheet.