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志村喬 1905-1982

Works: 274 works in 1,319 publications in 7 languages and 21,668 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  History  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Monster films  Science fiction films  Gangster films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about 志村喬
Most widely held works by 志村喬
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

85 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a man is murdered and his wife raped, the people involved give four different versions of how it all happened
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

145 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

82 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watanabe discovers that he has cancer and only six months to live. He is forced to appraise his life. He decides that to make his life meaningful he must help others and so he wages a one-man battle against the local bureaucracy to reclaim a local wasteland into a playground
Seven samurai( Visual )

11 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

51 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery set in Tokyo in the late 1940's. A rookie detective loses his gun and is afraid it has fallen into the hands of a killer
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the many classic collaborations between director Akira Kurosawa and his leading man Toshirô Mifune, this 1958 film tells the story of a warrior and a princess trying against all odds to return to their homeland with their fortune. Along the way, they are simultaneously assisted and thwarted by two itinerant and not too bright farmers with their own designs on the treasure, giving the story a subtle comic bent. The Hidden Fortress combines an epic tale of struggle and honor with modern comic sensibilities, creating a masterful addition to world cinema
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Akira Kurosawa's 1957 adaptation of "Macbeth," set in feudal Japan, as Washizu the samurai betrays his friend in a bloodthirsty effort to gain the Emperors throne. In Japanese with English subtitles
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

47 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a flea bitten, dusty Japanese town, a ronin (unemployed samurai) finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring mafia's. On one side of town a local silk merchant is building a small army, while on the other, a sake merchant is hiring anybody who can carry a sword. The two merchants engage in a bidding war to employ the services of the itinerant samurai, but he has his own plans. Disgusted by both sides, the samurai, (Mifune) instigates a war between the two factions and with great pleasure sits in the town's bell tower watching them cut each other to pieces. After freeing the daughter of a local villager from bondage, he leaves the town in search of further exploits. Yojimbo was the inspiration for several Sergio Leone films including the Clint Eastwood vehicle, A Fistful of Dollars which was made a few years later. Kurosawa portrays 19th century Japan as a society where corruption and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai have become blurred. Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Yojimbo. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

55 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Sanada is an alcoholic, in part due to the despair that constantly assails him as he tries to keep the inhabitants of a post-World War II Tokyo slum as healthy as possible. Food and medical supplies are scarce, the neighborhood is around an open sewer, and the only place to buy medicines is the black market-- controlled by the Yakuza. Matsunaga, a young yakuza with a violent temper, seeks Sanada's help to remove a bullet from his hand, but Matsunaga's cough catches the doctor's attention. What follows is a wrestling match for Matsunaga's life. Will he follow Sanada's instructions and make the smart, healthy decision, or will he let the fabled yakuza code of honor destroy him?
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Terry Morse( Visual )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla rises from the sea, his slumber disturbed by atomic tests. With its haunting scenes of a devastated Tokyo eerily echoing the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this film gave the world the perfect monster, and metaphor, for the Atomic Age
Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

40 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Gojira = Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

34 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani, his daughter Emiko and a young navy frogman Hideto Ogata soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well
Godzilla( Visual )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy Japanese shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly and wealthy industrialist becomes obsessed with a fear of the atomic bomb. In a futile attempt to save his family he pressures them to leave Japan and move to the rainforest in Brazil where he believes they will be safe. His family, complacent and cynical, is outraged and move to have him declared insane
Shūbun = Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrayal of a sensitive young artist who is dragged through the mud by a tabloid entertainment magazine after an innocent encounter with a pop singer and decides to sue
Ichiban utsukushiku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

15 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira Kurosawa's patriotic World War II morale booster focuses on a volunteer corps of women working at an optics factory to produce lenses for binoculars and targeting scopes, and was shot on location at the Nippon Kogaku factory in Hiratsuka
Sugata Sanshirō : 1943-nen 3-gatsu sakuhin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

25 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a handsome, bumptious young man who wishes to learn judo as a path to philosophical knowledge, rather than a mere set of self-defense techniques
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster = San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet Earth is attacked by a creature from outer space and the combined forces of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan are needed to combat it
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
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Alternative Names
Schimura, Takashi 1905-1982

Shimazaki, Shoji.

Shimazaki, Shoji 1905-1982

Shimura, Ko 1905-1982

Shimura, Takashi.

Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982

Shoji Shimazaki.

Simura, Takasi

Takashi Shimura.

Takashi Shimura acteur japonais

Takashi Shimura actor japonés

Takashi Shimura actor xaponés

Takashi Shimura attore giapponese

Takashi Shimura Japanese actor

Takashi Shimura japanischer Schauspieler

Takashi Shimura Japans acteur

Takashi Shimura japansk skådespelare

Takashi Shimura pemeran laki-laki asal Jepang

Takaši Šimura japonský herec

Takašis Šimura

Τακάσι Σιμούρα Ιάπωνας ηθοποιός

Симура, Такаси

Сімура Такасі Японський актор

Такаши Шимура

Տակասի Սիմուրա

טקאשי שימורה שחקן יפני

تاکاشی شیمورا بازیگر ژاپنی

তাকাশি শিমুরা জাপানি অভিনেতা

തകാഷി ഷിമുറ

시무라 다카시 일본의 남자 배우이다.

シムラ, タカシ

シムラ, タカシ, 1905-1982

志村, 喬 1905-1982

志村喬 1905-1982

志村隆 1905-1982

志村隆史 1905-1982

Japanese (565)

English (70)

German (24)

Spanish (6)

Italian (4)

French (2)

Chinese (2)

Shichinin no samurai = Seven samuraiIkiru = To liveNorainu = Stray dogKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressThrone of bloodShūbun = Sukyandaru