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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 )

135 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,227 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
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

104 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,327 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
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization which chronicles the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

86 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,822 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

71 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,637 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 )

38 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 1,189 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

63 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Samurai turns up in a town where nine young men are plotting to overthrow a corrupt regime. He takes charge of the group and attempts to formulate a plan to deceive the old bosses
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

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

Kurosawa's "monument to the goodness of man" chronicles the tumultuous and touching relationship that develops between a vain young doctor and a compassionate clinic director in 19th century Japan
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru = Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

27 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 704 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
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 645 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 )

22 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 381 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 )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Yuki escapes the clutches of an enemy clan. She hides in a secret mountain fortress with her loyal retainers, her faithful military commandant, and her clan's precious gold. They try to escape but on their way it's one chase, swordfight, and hair's breadth escape after another
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 325 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 )

48 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan
Ikiru; a film by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

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

Samurai 7 : the complete series( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 77 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 35 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
The seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En el Japón del siglo XVI, los pobres campesinos de un pueblo, para no tener que entregar sus cosechas a una banda de ladrones, deciden contratar a siete samuraís para que les defiendan
Les salauds dorment en paix by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nishi, futur jeune marié ambitieux, épouse la fille estropiée de son patron. Le frère de la mariée le menace de mort s'il déçoit sa petite soeur. Mais Nishi n'est pas celui que l'on croit, et ses motivations profondes sont toutes autres
Les sept samouraïs (Shichinin no samourai) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis : Au Moyen-Age, la tranquillité d'un petit village japonais est troublée par les attaques répétées d'une bande de pillards. Sept samouraïs sans maître acceptent de défendre les paysans impuissants
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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

小国, 英雄 1904-1996

小国英夫 1904-1996

小國英雄, 1904-

小國英雄 1904-1996

小国英雄 脚本家

RanIkiru = To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fearKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress