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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 )

102 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farming village in 16th century Japan hires seven professional warriors, samurai, to protect it against the annual raid by brigands. Overcoming the villagers fear of them, the samurai organise the defence during a waiting period, then defeat the brigands in a series of violent skirmishes
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

46 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,802 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 )

80 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Japan, Lord hidetora, an aging ruler, attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons, who turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

66 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,639 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 )

57 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 1,164 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?
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

50 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

22 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a grieving son, (Toshiro Mifune), who seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his father's death
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 633 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 )

43 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 618 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one. A general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director's most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas's Star Wars. Delivers Kurosawa's trademark deft blend of wry humor, and breathtaking action
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 343 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
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 323 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 )

37 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 223 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 )

14 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in Japanese and French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young doctor fresh from study of the latest in Western medicine in Nagasaki is assigned to an impoverished clinic rather than the court of the Shogun as he had hoped. At first rebellious against the seemingly autocratic ways of the clinic's head, he is won over by the wisdom and compassion he experiences
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 117 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 74 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 32 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
Ikimono no kuroku( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 22 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ikiru = To liveIkiru; a film
Alternative Names
Hideo, Oguni

Hideo Oguni 1904-1996

Hideo Oguni Japanese screenwriter

Hideo Oguni Japans scenarioschrijver (1904-1996)

Oguni, Hideo

Oguni, Hideo 1904-1996

Хидэо Огуни японский сценарист

هیدئو اوگونی

オグニ, ヒデオ 1904-1996

小国, 英雄 1904-1996

小国英夫 1904-1996

小国英雄 1904-1996

小国英雄 脚本家

小國, 英雄

小國, 英雄 1904-1996


小國英雄 1904-1996

RanIkiru = To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)RanKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressIkiru; a film