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志村喬 1905-1982

Works: 287 works in 1,134 publications in 7 languages and 21,029 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  History  Detective and mystery films  Monster films  Science fiction films  Historical films  Gangster films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about 志村喬
Most widely held works by 志村喬
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

165 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,627 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
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

63 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,941 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
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

86 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about the last days of a minor government official who learns that he is soon to die of cancer
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

46 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,774 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 )

39 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godzilla: A prehistoric monster ravages metropolitan Tokyo. Scientists suspect that H-bomb tests awakened it from a two-million year sleep. They try to develop techniques to stop the monster
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

53 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,034 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
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

38 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 813 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 )

52 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 749 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 Raymond Burr( Visual )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 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
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which a wealthy shoe manufacturer's chauffeur's son is kidnapped in mistake for his own, and he faces a moral dilemma -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an elderly, stubborn businessman, so fearful of a nuclear attack that he resolves to move his reluctant family to South America. Kurosawa depicts a society emerging from the shadows but still terrorized by memories of the past and anxieties for the future
Shūbun = Sukyandaru( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scandal sheet fabricates a romance between an artist and a young entertainer. The artist sues the newspaper for libel, but his own lawyer accepts a bribe to ruin the case
Ichiban utsukushiku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a group of girls who work in a precision-optical-instruments factory, making lenses, binoculars, etc., during wartime in Japan. This was filmed in a real factory with real workers which gives the movie a documentary flavor
Sugata Sanshirō : 1943-nen 3-gatsu sakuhin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 244 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
Sugata Sanshirō : sen-kyūhyaku-yonjūsannen sangatsu sakuhin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling martial arts tale about the rivalry between judo and jujitsu
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster = San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 175 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
Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen : kettō ganryūjima = Miyamoto Musashi three : duel at Ganryu Island by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musashi is now a legendary swordsman whose latest quest is to save an isolated viallage from rampaging brigands. He also, remains haunted by his memories of Otsu. Meanwhile, the ruthless and increasingly jealous Kojiro plots his battle royal with Musashi to prove who is the finest swordsman in Japan
Shizukanaru kettō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a life-saving operation, army surgeon Fujisaki (Mifune) contaminates himself with syphilis, a disease virtually incurable in 1940s Japan. After the war, he returns to work at the hospital maintained by his obstetrician father (Shimura), but agonizes over the disease that threatens to destroy his impending marriage, while simultaneously trying to save other patients' lives -- including the man from whom he contracted the disease"--Container
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About Japanese post-war corruption and hierarchical abuse in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan echoes Shakespeare's Hamlet. The illegitimate son of a low-level functionary pursues the perpetrators of a high-level corporate scandal. Believing that they drove his father to suicide--to protect their schemes--the son seeks vengeance for his father. To gain access to the halls of power, he marries the head of corporation's daughter
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Alternative Names
Schimura, Takashi 1905-1982

Shimazaki, Shoji.

Shimazaki, Shoji 1905-1982

Shimura, Takashi.

Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982

Shoji Shimazaki.

Takashi Shimura.

Takashi Shimura acteur japonais

Takashi Shimura actor japonés

Takashi Shimura attore giapponese

Takashi Shimura Japanese actor

Takashi Shimura japanischer Schauspieler

Takashi Shimura Japans acteur

Takashi Shimura japansk skådespelare

Takaši Šimura

Takašis Šimura

Τακάσι Σιμούρα

Симура, Такаси

Сімура Такасі Японський актор

Такаши Шимура

Տակասի Սիմուրա

טקאשי שימורה

تاکاشی شیمورا بازیگر ژاپنی

তাকাশি শিমুরা

തകാഷി ഷിമുറ

시무라 다카시 일본의 남자 배우이다.

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

RashōmonIkiru = To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressNorainu = Stray dogShūbun = Sukyandaru