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志村喬 1905-1982

Works: 178 works in 1,092 publications in 9 languages and 20,718 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Samurai films  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Monster films  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Editor, 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
Ikiru To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

274 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 5,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The protagonist, 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 by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

238 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. The film's ending finds the samurai leaving the village, after helping to put an end to the bandits, knowing that the real victors in the fight were the farmers
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

139 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, following the end of Pacific War, most of Japan's large towns were vast heaps of ashes and rubble. The virtual bacilli of society were thriving around the black markets. Among the rubble lived an old doctor prctising for the benefit of the poor. As a young man he had ruined himself hrought fas living, but is now a ovable old humanitarian, operating a clinic with the help of a nurse whom he rescued from misery. -- Cover
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

76 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,984 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
Gojira Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

61 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When American reporter Steve Martin investigaates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard
Primary colors by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 390 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
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 212 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 Hideo Nakata( Visual )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in Japanese and French and held by 179 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
Le samouraï The samurai by Bernard Guerrini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Samurai Trilogy follows Musashi's odyssey from unruly youth to enlightened warrior. In the first part, Musashi Miyamoto, the hero's dreams of military glory end in betrayal, defeat, and a fugitive lifestyle. In the second and most violent installment, Duel at Ichijoji Temple, Musashi beats a samurai armed with a chain-and-sickle and is later set upon by eighty samurai disciples. In the third installment, Duel at Ganryu Island, Musashi reunites tragically with the women who love him, and battles for samurai supremacy in a climactic confrontation with his lifelong nemesis."--Containers
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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

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

Seven samuraiKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)RashōmonPrimary colors