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早坂文雄 1914-1955

Overview
Works: 230 works in 724 publications in 7 languages and 13,371 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Film noir  Crime films  Historical films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Scenarist, Compiler, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about 早坂文雄
 
Most widely held works by 早坂文雄
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in Japanese and German and held by 2,292 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 )

38 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,853 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 recount different versions of the story 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"--Container
Ikiru = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 1,079 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
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 635 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 --
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 630 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
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 621 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?
Sanshō dayū by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an idealistic governor disobeys the reigning feudal lord, he is cast into exile, his wife and children left to fend for themselves and eventually wrenched apart by vicious slave drivers
Ugetsu( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in Japanese and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In sixteenth century Japan a village potter and his brother-in-law set out for the city to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. Their neglected wives suffer the bitter consequences of their husbands' ambition as one is murdered by soldiers and the other is raped and becomes a prostitute
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 386 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 323 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
Rashomon( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star
Piano concerto ; Overture in D by Fumio Hayasaka( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( Visual )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 16th century Japan, a period of bloody civil war, the film is rooted in the postwar psyche of 1950s Japan. It focuses on an ambitious potter haunted by a beautiful ghost and a farmer who dreams of becoming a samurai
Shūbun = Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 241 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
Hakuchi = Idiot( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Dostoyevsky's fable of a holy fool, this story which takes place in Hokkaido in the winter is about a man who returns home after a stay in an asylum. He is being drawn toward Christianity; his antagonist is an anarchist
Ugetsu monogatari( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In sixteenth-century Japan a village potter and his brother-in-law set out for the city to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. Their neglected wives suffer the bitter consequences of their husbands' ambition as one is murdered by soldiers and the other is raped and becomes a prostitute
Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

47 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village
Chikamatsu monogatari( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in Japanese and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of a string of late-career masterworks made by Kenji Mizoguchi in the first half of the 1950s, A Story from Chikamatsu (a.k.a. The Crucified Lovers) is an exquisitely moving tale of forbidden love struggling to survive in the face of persecution. Based on a classic of eighteenth-century Japanese drama, the film traces the injustices that befall a Kyoto scroll maker's wife and his apprentice after each is unfairly accused of wrongdoing. Bound by fate in an illicit, star-crossed romance, they go on the run in search of refuge from the punishment prescribed them: death. Shot in gorgeous, painterly style by master cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa, this delicately delivered indictment of societal oppression was heralded by Akira Kurosawa as a 'great masterpiece that could only be made by Mizoguchi'"--Container
Ikiru = To live( Visual )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El señor Watanabe descubre que padece un cáncer avanzado el cual acabará con su vida en apenas unos meses. En el umbral de la depresión, Watanabe intenta encontrar un sentido a su cotidiana existencia, algo que le permita seguir a pesar de la adversidad. Cuando se encuentra con una comunidad de vecinos que desea un parque en las cercanías, Watanabe cree encontrar aquello que tanto buscaba ... Una magistral historia del triunfo de un individuo, en camino al olvido, sobre una sociedad entumecida por la cotidianeidad. Una obra sin precedentes de Akira Kurosawa
Shichinin no samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic masterpiece is about a group of 16th century samurai who are hired to defend a small Japanese village that finds itself annually raided by an army of bandits who steal the meager crops harvested by the peasants. Tired of relinquishing their food supply but woefully inept in combat skills, the villagers decide to hire a band of samurai to protect them. In addition to the primary conflict between the villagers and the bandits, much of the tale revolves around young Katsushiro's coming-of-age, both sexually and emotionally. Kikuchiyo's search for acceptance forms the other major storyline. Indeed, everyone in Seven Samurai is searching: for adventure, for experience, for freedom from their oppressors
 
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Alternative Names
Fumio, Hayasaka

Fumio, Hayasaka 1914-1955

Fumio Hayasaka compositeur

Fumio Hayasaka compositor japonés

Fumio Hayasaka compositore giapponese

Fumio Hayasaka Japanese composer

Fumio Hayasaka japanischer Komponist, Drehbuchautor und Profi-Wrestler

Fumio Hayasaka Japans componist (1914-1955)

Fumio Hayasaka japoński kompozytor

Hayasaka

Hayasaka, Fumio.

Hayasaka, Fumio 1914-1955

Hayasaka, Funio

Hayasaka Humiwo

Hayasaka Humiwo 1914-1955

Φουμίο Χαγιασάκα Ιάπωνας συνθέτης

Фуміа Хаясака

Хаясака, Фумио

פומיו היאסאקה מלחין יפני

فومیو هایاساکا آهنگساز ژاپنی

ハヤサカ, フミオ 1914-1955

早坂, 文雄 1914-1955

早坂文雄

早坂文雄 1914-1955

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