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志村喬 1905-1982

Works: 285 works in 1,371 publications in 7 languages and 21,970 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 )

87 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in ninth century Kyoto. A nobleman is murdered, his bride is raped by a bandit. These deeds are the subject of four different accounts, three by participants and one by an eye-witness. Kurosawa uses a flashback technique to tell the four different versions of these events, and cynically shows the ability of human beings to twist the truth to preserve the idea they have of themselves. The version of the witness, the woodcutter, is different to those of the three participants, and he emerges as the hero of the story
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

143 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa, featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura, seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

87 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering that he is dying of cancer, Watanabe, a government clerk, spends his last months in search of a meaning to life. After failing in the pursuit of pleasure, he finds self fulfillment by ensuring that his former department builds a children's playground in the slums, and dies quietly
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 1,186 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"--Container
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

49 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,074 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 )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,010 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) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, directed by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. The film fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh Theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

50 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Akira Kurosawa's influential 1961 effort, an action-packed, sometimes humorous reconception of the individualistic loner from the American Western, stars Mifune, the director's leading man of choice, as a samurai-for-hire who becomes involved in a dispute between two warring factions in a small village
Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

44 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 845 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
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

57 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 755 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 )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 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
Gojira = Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

33 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 603 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 )

11 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 575 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 412 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 )

28 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 396 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 )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ichiro Aoye, a young painter, encounters a famous singer, Miyako Saijo, while on holiday in the mountains. He gives her a ride and coincidentally stays at the same inn. A tabloid magazine specializing in scandals blows this encounter up into a huge falsehood designed to humiliate Miyako, who has been uncooperative with the press. Ichiro sues, but his lawyer, needing money for his sick daughter's treatment, accepts a bribe to throw the case
Ichiban utsukushiku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 333 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
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

17 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning of life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quiety fulfilled
Sugata Sanshirō : 1943-nen 3-gatsu sakuhin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

26 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira Kurosawa's dazzling debut as a director is about the rivalry between judo and jujitsu, and it concerns the moral education and enlightenment of Sanshiro
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 208 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samuraiIkiru = To liveNorainu = Stray dogKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Throne of bloodShūbun = SukyandaruIkiru
Alternative Names
Schimura, Takashi 1905-1982

Shimazaki, Shoji.

Shimazaki, Shōji 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

島崎, 捷爾 1905-1982

島崎捷爾 1905-1982

志村, 喬 1905-1982

志村喬 1905-1982

志村隆 1905-1982

志村隆史 1905-1982

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