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志村喬 1905-1982

Works: 428 works in 1,625 publications in 8 languages and 22,139 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  Monster films  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Detective and mystery films  Fantasy films  Historical films  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Editor, Costume designer, Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about 志村喬
Most widely held works by 志村喬
Rashomon = Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

77 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,019 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

67 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Ikiru = To live( Visual )

41 editions published between 1952 and 2020 in Japanese and English and held by 1,359 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 932 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
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 894 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
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

59 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires seven professional swordmen, or samurai, to protect them from the yearly raids of bandits
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bad day gets worse for rookie detective Murakami when a pickpocket steals his gun on a hot, crowded bus. Desperate to right the wrong, he goes undercover, scavenging Tokyo's sweltering streets for the thief, whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, the cop and the criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side --
Godzilla by Raymond Burr( Visual )

23 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 611 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
Godzilla( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 595 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
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 457 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
Gojira = Godzilla( Visual )

12 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 408 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
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 397 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
Shūbun = Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scandal sheet fabricates a romance between an artist and a young entertainer. The artist sues the newspaper for libel, but his own lawyer accepts a bribe to ruin the case
Ichiban utsukushiku( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 247 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
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel( Visual )

9 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this powerful early noir from the great Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune bursts onto the screen as a volatile, tubercular criminal who strikes up an unlikely relationship with Takashi Shimura's jaded physician. Set in and around the muddy swamps and back alleys of postwar Tokyo, Drunken angel is an evocative, moody snapshot of a treacherous time and place, featuring one of the director's most memorably violent climaxes
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 213 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
Yoidore Tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

36 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is regarded as Kurosawa's first significant work and is a about a Yakuza who visits the clinic of a grog-sodden doctor one evening to have a gunshot wound attended to. While removing the slug, the surgeon diagnoses TB in his patient. Only a change of lifestyle will improve his prognosis, he tells the gangster
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

37 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about the last days of a minor government official who learnsthat he is soon to die of cancer
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashomon = Rashōmon Rashōmon
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Ikiru = To liveKakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressRashōmonShichinin no samurai = Seven samuraiNorainu = Stray dogGodzillaIkiru
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

Simura Takasi japán színész

Takashi Shimura.

Takashi Shimura acteur japonais

Takashi Shimura actor de cine xaponés (1905–1982)

Takashi Shimura actor japonés

Takashi Shimura actor japonez

Takashi Shimura actor xaponés

Takashi Shimura ator de cinema japonês

Takashi Shimura attore giapponese

Takashi Shimura Japanese actor

Takashi Shimura japanischer Schauspieler

Takashi Shimura Japans acteur

Takashi Shimura japansk skådespelare

Takashi Shimura japansk skuespiller

Takashi Shimura japoński aktor filmowy

Takashi Shimura pemeran laki-laki asal Jepang

Takashi Shimura zinema aktore japoniarra

Takaši Šimura japonský herec

Takašis Šimura

Τακάσι Σιμούρα Ιάπωνας ηθοποιός

Симура, Такаси

Сімура Такасі Японський актор

Такасі Сімура

Такаши Шимура

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טקאשי שימורה שחקן יפני

تاکاشی شیمورا بازیگر ژاپنی

তাকাশি শিমুরা জাপানি অভিনেতা

തകാഷി ഷിമുറ

ทะกะชิ ชิมุระ ดาราญี่ปุ่น

시무라 다카시 일본의 남자 배우

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