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志村喬 1905-1982

Overview
Works: 365 works in 1,410 publications in 6 languages and 22,030 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  History  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Monster films  Science fiction films  Film noir  Gangster films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Editor, Costume designer, Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about 志村喬
 
Most widely held works by 志村喬
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 2,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits"--Container
Rashomon = Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

64 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,063 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
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

40 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering that he is in the terminal stages of cancer, a clerk spends his last months in search of the meaning of life. After his pursuit of pleasure has failed, he finds self-realization in bringing about the building of a children's playground in the slums and dies quiety fulfilled
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, directed by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. The film fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh Theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune, to the Western world
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

39 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a pickpocket steals a rookie detective's gun on a hot, crowded bus, the cop goes undercover in a desperate attempt to right the wrong. Kurosawa's thrilling noir probes the squalid world of postwar Japan and the nature of the criminal mind
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the many classic collaborations between director Akira Kurosawa and his leading man Toshirô Mifune, this 1958 film tells the story of a warrior and a princess trying against all odds to return to their homeland with their fortune. Along the way, they are simultaneously assisted and thwarted by two itinerant and not too bright farmers with their own designs on the treasure, giving the story a subtle comic bent. The Hidden Fortress combines an epic tale of struggle and honor with modern comic sensibilities, creating a masterful addition to world cinema
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Akira Kurosawa's influential 1961 effort, an action-packed, sometimes humorous reconception of the individualistic loner from the American Western, stars Mifune, the director's leading man of choice, as a samurai-for-hire who becomes involved in a dispute between two warring factions in a small village
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Terry Morse( Visual )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

117 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 660 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
Godzilla( Visual )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

16 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 543 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?
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 482 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
Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 474 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
Ikiru = To live( Visual )

36 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered by some to be Akira Kurosawa's greatest achievement, Ikirupresents the director at his most compassionate, affirming life through an exploration of a man's death. Takashi Shimura portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer forced to strip the veneer off his existence and find meaning in his final days. Told in two parts, Ikiru offers Watanabe's quest in the present, and then through a series of flashbacks. The result is a multifaceted look at a life through a prism of perspectives, resulting in a full portrait of a man who lacked understanding from others in life
Gojira = Godzilla( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 433 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toshiro Mifune stars as a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a ruthless kidnapper in Akira Kurosawa's exemplary film noir. Based on Ed McBain's detective novel King's Ransom, High and Low is both a riveting thriller and a brilliant commentary on contemporary Japanese society. Criterion is proud to present High and Low in a luminous new Tohoscope transfer with new electronic subtitles."--Website
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 396 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
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Zeming Hei( Visual )

21 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village is annually attacked by marauding bandits; the farmers decide to hire samurai to defend them, but because of a lack of funds can only hire seven samurai
Ichiban utsukushiku( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 292 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashomon = Rashōmon Rashōmon
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Ikiru = To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)RashōmonNorainu = Stray dogKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressSeven SamuraiIkiruThrone of blood
Alternative Names
Schimura, Takashi 1905-1982

Shimazaki, Shoji.

Shimazaki, Shōji 1905-1982

Shimura, Ko 1905-1982

Shimura, Takashi.

Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982

Shoji Shimazaki.

Simura, Takasi

Takashi Shimura.

Takashi Shimura acteur japonais

Takashi Shimura actor japonés

Takashi Shimura actor xaponés

Takashi Shimura attore giapponese

Takashi Shimura Japanese actor

Takashi Shimura japanischer Schauspieler

Takashi Shimura Japans acteur

Takashi Shimura japansk skådespelare

Takashi Shimura pemeran laki-laki asal Jepang

Takaši Šimura japonský herec

Takašis Šimura

Τακάσι Σιμούρα Ιάπωνας ηθοποιός

Симура, Такаси

Сімура Такасі Японський актор

Такаши Шимура

Տակասի Սիմուրա

טקאשי שימורה שחקן יפני

تاکاشی شیمورا بازیگر ژاپنی

তাকাশি শিমুরা জাপানি অভিনেতা

തകാഷി ഷിമുറ

시무라 다카시 일본의 남자 배우이다.

シムラ, タカシ

シムラ, タカシ, 1905-1982

島崎, 捷爾 1905-1982

島崎捷爾 1905-1982

志村, 喬 1905-1982

志村喬 1905-1982

志村隆 1905-1982

志村隆史 1905-1982

Languages
Japanese (416)

English (66)

German (24)

Spanish (6)

French (4)

Italian (3)