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志村喬 1905-1982

Overview
Works: 213 works in 1,294 publications in 9 languages and 21,628 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Samurai films  History  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Monster films  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Interviewee, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about 志村喬
 
Most widely held works by 志村喬
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

216 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,767 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
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

85 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,971 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 )

117 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,119 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 to 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 quietly fulfilled
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

76 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,006 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

57 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,781 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess must escape across enemy lines with the royal treasure, guarded only by a loyal general and two greedy peasants
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

61 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery set in Tokyo in the late 1940's. A rookie detective loses his gun and is afraid it has fallen into the hands of a killer
Yōjinbō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

48 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a flea bitten, dusty Japanese town, a ronin (unemployed samurai) finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring mafia's. On one side of town a local silk merchant is building a small army, while on the other, a sake merchant is hiring anybody who can carry a sword. The two merchants engage in a bidding war to employ the services of the itinerant samurai, but he has his own plans. Disgusted by both sides, the samurai, (Mifune) instigates a war between the two factions and with great pleasure sits in the town's bell tower watching them cut each other to pieces. After freeing the daughter of a local villager from bondage, he leaves the town in search of further exploits. Yojimbo was the inspiration for several Sergio Leone films including the Clint Eastwood vehicle, A Fistful of Dollars which was made a few years later. Kurosawa portrays 19th century Japan as a society where corruption and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai have become blurred. Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Yojimbo. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

65 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 794 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?
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 568 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
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an elderly, stubborn businessman, so fearful of a nuclear attack that he resolves to move his reluctant family to South America. Kurosawa depicts a society emerging from the shadows but still terrorized by memories of the past and anxieties for the future
Shūbun = Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ichiro Aoye, a young painter, encounters a famous singer, Miyako Saijo, while on holiday in the mountains. He gives her a ride and coincidentally stays at the same inn. A tabloid magazine transforms this encounter into a scandal designed to humiliate Miyako, who has been uncooperative with the press
Ichiban utsukushiku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

16 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 313 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
Sugata Sanshirō : 1943-nen 3-gatsu sakuhin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

25 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira Kurosawa's dazzling debut as a director is about the rivalry between judo and jujitsu, and it concerns the moral education and enlightenment of Sanshiro
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster = San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet Earth is attacked by a creature from outer space and the combined forces of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan are needed to combat it
Sugata Sanshirō : sen-kyūhyaku-yonjūsannen sangatsu sakuhin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling martial arts tale about the rivalry between judo and jujitsu
Kwaidan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 152 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
Rashōmon by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 151 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
Shizukanaru kettō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in Japanese and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a life-saving operation, army surgeon Fujisaki (Mifune) contaminates himself with syphilis, a disease virtually incurable in 1940s Japan. After the war, he returns to work at the hospital maintained by his obstetrician father (Shimura), but agonizes over the disease that threatens to destroy his impending marriage, while simultaneously trying to save other patients' lives -- including the man from whom he contracted the disease"--Container
Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen : kettō ganryūjima = Miyamoto Musashi three : duel at Ganryu Island by Hiroshi Inagaki( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musashi is now a legendary swordsman whose latest quest is to save an isolated viallage from rampaging brigands. He also, remains haunted by his memories of Otsu. Meanwhile, the ruthless and increasingly jealous Kojiro plots his battle royal with Musashi to prove who is the finest swordsman in Japan
 
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Rashōmon
Alternative Names
Schimura, Takashi 1905-1982

Shimazaki, Shoji.

Shimazaki, Shoji 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

志村, 喬 1905-1982

志村喬 1905-1982

志村隆 1905-1982

志村隆史 1905-1982

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RashōmonIkiru = To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortressNorainu = Stray dogShūbun = Sukyandaru