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Saitō, Takao 1929-2014

Overview
Works: 26 works in 75 publications in 6 languages and 5,852 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Samurai films  War films  Historical films  Environmental films  Action and adventure films  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Takao Saitō
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurosawa's brillant rendition of Japanese history, Shakespeare's plot of "King Lear", and his own personal feelings about loyalty. Set in 16th century Japan, an aging ruler, Lord Hidetora, attempts to peacefully divide his kingdom among his three sons. Instead, they turn against each other and betray their father. Ruthless ambition, plots woven by scheming advisors and Hidetora's own past savagery combine in a whirlwind of chaos, ultimately driving the old man insane, shattering his kingdom, and destroying his family
Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a soaring historical epic about a peasant impersonating a nobleman in battle. Kagemusha is presented in its original 180 min. uncut Japanese version, not the shortened "international version" presented by 20th Century Fox
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight episodes exploring many aspects of humankind and man's need to harmonize with nature. Based on Akira Kurosawa's actual dreams
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visit from her grandchildren and the discovery of a half-American relative cause an elderly woman to relive her memories of the atomic bomb that fell on Nagasaki
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in Japanese and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nueve samurais, voluntariosos pero incompetentes, están dispuestos a sublevarse contra el señor Mutsuta a quien consideran erróneamente su enemigo. Sanjuro Tsuki, se une a ellos de
Mādadayo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in postwar Japan, the film portrays the relationship between four students and Hyakken Uchida, one of the true free spirits of the Japanese literary world
Yume = Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight episodes exploring many aspects of humankind and man's need to harmonize with nature. Based on Akira Kurosawa's actual dreams
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 208 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 -- should he pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his position?
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 16th century Japan, Ran related the tale of how an aging ruler, Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally among his three sons. This decision to step down unleashes a power struggle among the three, as Hidetora falls prey to the false flattery bestowed upon him by the two older sons and banishes the youngest when he speaks the truth. The ruthless betrayal ultimately drives Hidetora insane, destroying his entire family and kingdom."--Container
Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuraien Tsubaki Sanjuro involveres i en korruptionssag, hvor den lokale kammerherre tilsyneladende gemmer på beviser, men bortføres
Dodes 'Ka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 117 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
Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comprised of eight episodes...it explores the costs of war, the perils of nuclear power and especially humankind's need to harmonize with nature"--Container
Akahige( Visual )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young doctor fresh from study of the latest in Western medicine in Nagasaki is assigned to an impoverished clinic rather than the court of the Shogun as he had hoped. At first rebellious against the seemingly autocratic ways of the clinic's head, he is won over by the wisdom and compassion he experiences
Kagemusha = The shadow warrior by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his late, color masterpiece, Akira Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career: the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a meditation on the nature of power
High and low( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 66 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
Akage( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and Japanese and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man returns to his home dressed as an Imperial Army officer in order to rid the village of corrupt officials
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Japanese and held by 50 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
Akira Kurosawa's dreams( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolding in a series of mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa brings eight of the beloved director's own nighttime visions, informed by tales from Japanese folklore, to cinematic life
Akira Kurosawa collection - Dodes'ka-den, Ikiru, Nora inu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Saitō, Takao, 1920-

Saitó, Takao, 1929-2014

Saitoi, Takao 1920-

Szaitó Takao

Takao, Saitô

Takao Saitô direttore della fotografia giapponese

Takao Saito Japanese cinematographer

Takao Saitō japanischer Kameramann

Takao Saitō Japans director of photography (1920-2014)

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טקאו סייטו

تاکائو سایتو

斎藤孝雄 1920-

斎藤孝雄 1929-2014

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