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Oguni, Hideo 1904-1996

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Most widely held works about Hideo Oguni
Most widely held works by Hideo Oguni
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

128 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurosaws?s 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 film weaves philosophy and entertainment, human emotions with relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

48 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization chronicling the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

92 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 16th century Japan, an ageing ruler, Lord Hidetora, annpounces his intention to divide his land equally among 3 sons. This decision unleashes a power struggle between the 3
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

77 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film examines the struggles of a minor Tokyo bureaucrat and his final quest for meaning. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers the bureaucrats quest in the present and then through a series of flashbacks
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

66 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reimagines Macbeth in feudal Japan. Starring Kurosawa's longtime collaborator Toshiro Mifune and the legendary Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife, the film tells of a valiant warrior's savage rise to power and his ignominious fall
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 1,185 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

58 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A skilled but slovenly ronin comes to the aid of a group of naive young warriors fighting their corrupt clan leaders and manages to keep them out of trouble and alive in spite of their high ideals
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in Japanese and French and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 699 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
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

48 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are a young woman living with her lecherous uncle; a pair of friends who get drunk and swap wives; a possibly mentally ill beggar and his son who live in a deserted car; and a man with five children who knows he is not the father of any, but treats them as if they were his own. Although they may dream of better times, these people are trapped--both physically and psychologically--doomed to live a life of disappointment (or worse), but many find ways to carry on
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiichi Nakajima (Mifune) decides to relocate his family to the safe haven of Brazil from what he perceives is a nuclear holocaust. His methods of getting them there, by burning down their foundry, leads to his incarceration when the family commits him for being criminally insane. From the confines of the asylum Kiichi drifts into a fantasy world where he believes that the sun is an inferno created by the Earth when it exploded in a nuclear holocaust. 'I Live in fear' is Kurosawa's blatant criticism of the perils of nuclear warfare, and was produced at the height of the Cold War when the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union were all experimenting with nuclear testing. The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was also a recent and painful memory. This a powerful study of patriarchy in Japanese society, and what Kiichi is willing to do to convince his family to support his beliefs. DVD
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yuki, princesse héritière d'un clan décimé, est chargée de refonder la dynastie. Elle doit pour cela atteindre les territoires d'un clan allié. Le chemin sera semé d'embûches
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Japão do século 16, um senhor feudal decide dividir suas posses entre três filhos. Os mais velhos se tornam rivais e começam a lutar pelo controle total das terras, o que ameaça arruinar os domínios da família. O filho mais novo, que quer se manter fiel ao pai, é banido pelos irmãos e é o único com coragem para lhe contar o que está acontecendo. Ran é uma livre adaptação de Rei Lear, de Shakespeare, mantendo apenas a linha principal da história. Um épico com imagens belas e detalhadas, com batalhas grandiosas e sangrentas e com a destreza de kurosawa em lidar com a linguagem cinematográfica
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

44 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the play Na dne by Maksim Gorky, masterfully reworked by Kurosawa using foundations of Japanese Noh theater and set in Edo during the Tokugawa period. A rare ensemble effect is achieved from the actors in this moving story of a group of destitute people living in a rooming house
Ikiru; a film by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Japanese businessman dying of cancer wants to give something back to society before his death, so he decides to build a playground for children
Samurai 7 : the complete series( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a futuristic world that has just seen the end of a massive war, many villages are being terrorized by Nobuseri bandits. A group of villagers decide to hire samurai to protect their village. Contains all 26 episodes
Warning from space( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Astronomers discover an extraterrestrial satellite orbiting in space, pounding Earth's surface with thousands of meteorites. The meteors turn out to be flying saucers, transporting bizarre alien creatures who carry with them a desperate message for the world's leaders"--Container
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic account of a masterpiece by an author who knew Kurosawa
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ikiru = To live
Alternative Names
Hideo, Oguni

Hideo Oguni 1904-1996

Hideo Oguni guionista japonés

Hideo Oguni Japanese screenwriter

Hideo Oguni Japans scenarioschrijver (1904-1996)

Hideo Oguni scénariste japonais

Oguni, Hideo

Oguni, Hideo 1904-1996

Огуни, Хидео

Хидэо Огуни японский сценарист

הידאו אוגוני תסריטאי יפני

هیدئو اوگونی

オグニ, ヒデオ

オグニ, ヒデオ 1904-1996

小國, 英雄

小國, 英雄 1904-1996

小国英夫 1904-1996

小國英雄 1904-1996

小国英雄 脚本家

RanIkiru = To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)RanKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress