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志村喬 1905-1982

Works: 390 works in 1,516 publications in 9 languages and 21,959 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  History  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Science fiction films  Monster films  Film noir  Gangster films 
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
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

42 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,529 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 )

72 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,929 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 )

59 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 1,849 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 )

48 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,507 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin = Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 938 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
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
Yōjinbō( Visual )

17 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 711 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
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

116 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 704 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
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Tokyo during the late 1940's, the film captures the chaos and humiliation that existed in Japan immediately after World War II. When detective Murakami loses his revolver he must descend into Tokyo's underworld and face the killer who has taken it
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

50 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945, following the end of Pacific War, most of Japan's large towns were vast heaps of ashes and rubble. The virtual bacilli of society were thriving around the black markets. Among the rubble lived an old doctor prctising for the benefit of the poor. As a young man he had ruined himself hrought fas living, but is now a ovable old humanitarian, operating a clinic with the help of a nurse whom he rescued from misery. -- Cover
Godzilla by Raymond Burr( Visual )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 610 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 )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 576 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 )

19 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 468 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
Ikimono no kiroku = I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 411 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
Gojira = Godzilla( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 404 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 382 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
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

Portrayal of a sensitive young artist who is dragged through the mud by a tabloid entertainment magazine after an innocent encounter with a pop singer and decides to sue
Ichiban utsukushiku( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 275 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
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded period pieces, 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
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster = San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a meteorite unleashes a three-headed beast upon Tokyo, Mothra tries to unite with Godzilla and Rodan to battle the extraterrestrial threat
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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 dogGodzillaIkiruShūbun = Sukyandaru
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 xaponés

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 pemeran laki-laki asal Jepang

Takaši Šimura japonský herec

Takašis Šimura

Τακάσι Σιμούρα Ιάπωνας ηθοποιός

Симура, Такаси

Сімура Такасі Японський актор

Такасі Сімура

Такаши Шимура

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Տակասի Սիմուրա

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