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Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

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Most widely held works by Akira Kurosawa
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

850 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 9,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. The film's ending finds the samurai leaving the village, after helping to put an end to the bandits, knowing that the real victors in the fight were the farmers
Ikiru To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

707 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 9,308 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

434 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 6,348 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
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

181 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people involved in the murder of a gentleman in feudal Japan and the seduction of his wife report differing views of what actually happened
Dersu Uzala = The hunter by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

126 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Vladimir Arseniev's explorations into Eastern Siberia and his friendship with the hunter, Dersu Uzala
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

109 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic medical saga set in 19th-century Japan, in which an arrogant young doctor learns the true challenge of fighting for good in an evil world
Last man standing by Jerry Lee Lewis( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two rival crime families. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances between them, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, he takes the law into his own hands in a deadly race to remain the last man standing
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

37 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic account of a masterpiece by an author who knew Kurosawa
Les bas-fonds The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donzoko (125 min.): Sutekichi, a vulgar, comical thief takes up residence in a slum flophouse inhabited by many eccentric, destitute people. Osugi, the cruel landlady, and her sister, Okayo, both desire him, and fight each other over him. Set in Edo-period Japan
Something like an autobiography by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de Japanse filmmaker (geb. 1910)
The films of Akira Kurosawa by Donald Richie( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film scholars and enthusiasts will welcome this new edition of Donald Richie's incomparable study, last updated in 1984. The Method section, filmography, and bibliography contain new information, and Richie has added chapters on Ran, Dreams, Rhapsody in August, and Madadayo. Kurosawa's films display an extraordinary breadth and an astonishing strength, from the philosophic and sexual complexity of Rashomon to the moral dedication of Ikiru, from the naked violence of Seven Samurai to the savage comedy of Yojimbo, from the terror-filled feudalism of Throne of Blood to the piercing wit of Sanjuro. Running through all Kurosawa's work is a tough, humane, and profoundly ethical concern for the painful, beautiful, frequently ridiculous ambiguities of human life. Donald Richie's acclaimed study is as much a clear and winning introduction for those unfamiliar with Kurosawa's films as it is a bountiful critical appraisal for the initiate. Each film receives thorough sensitive examination, with many illustrations chosen by the author to underscore his analysis. Excerpts from the scripts, notes on camera usage and sound, reconstructions of outstanding moments - all these contribute insights into the director's powerful technique. In addition, Richie includes many quotes from his conversations with Kurosawa, allowing ideas and biographical information to emerge in the filmmaker's own words
The warrior's camera : the cinema of Akira Kurosawa by Stephen Prince( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Akira Kurosava

Akira, Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa 1910-1998

Akira Kurosawa cineasta japonés

Akira Kurosawa cineasta xaponés

Akira Kurosawa cinéaste japonais

Akira Kurosawa director, produtor e guionista de cine xaponés

Akira Kurosawa Hapon nga arag-aramid ti pelikula

Akira Kurosawa Japanese film maker

Akira Kurosawa Japanese movie director

Akira Kurosawa japanischer Regisseur

Akira Kurosawa Japannese regisseur

Akira Kurosawa Japans filmregisseur

Akira Kurosawa japoński reżyser, scenarzysta i producent filmowy

Akira Kurosawa japonský filmový režisér

Akira Kurosawa regista, sceneggiatore, montatore, produttore cinematografico e scrittore giapponese

Hei-tse, Ming

Hei-tse, Ming, 1910-1998

Heize, Ming 1910-1998

Het-chhe̍t Mìn

Kurōcāvā, Akirā 1910-1998

Kurosava, Akira

Kurosava, Akira 1910-1998


Kurosawa A. 1910-1998

Kurosawa, Akira

Kurosawa, Akira 1910-

Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

Kuroszava Akira

Kūrūsāvā, Ākīrā 1910-1998

Kuruzawa, Akira

Ακίρα Κουροσάβα Ιάπωνας σκηνοθέτης

Κουροσαβα, Ακιρα

Акира Куросава

Акира Куросава японский кинорежиссёр, сценарист и продюсер

Акіра Курасава

Акіра Куросава

Куросава А. 1910-1998

Куросава, Акира

Куросава Акіра

Күросава Акира

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אקירא קוראסאווא

אקירה קורוסאווה

קורוסאווה, אקירה 1910-1998

آكيرا كورو ساوا

اكيرا كوروساوا

اكيرا كوروساوا، 1910-1998.

اکیرا کروساوا

اکیرا کوروساوا

آکیرا کوروساوا فیلمنامه‌نویس، تدوینگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان ژاپنی

كوروساوا، أكيرا

ئاکیرا کورۆساوا

کوروساوا، آکيرا 1910-1998

अकिरा कुरोसावा

আকিরা কুরোসাওয়া

আকিৰা কুৰোছাৱা

ਅਕੀਰਾ ਕੁਰੋਸਾਵਾ

அகிரா குரோசாவா

అకిరా కురొసావా

ಅಕಿರಾ ಕುರೋಸಾವಾ

അകിര കുറൊസാവ

අකිරා කුරෝසාවා

อะกิระ คุโระซะวะ

အကီရာ ကူရိုဆာဝါ

აკირა კუროსავა

구로사와 아키라

흑택명 1910-1998


クロサワ, アキラ

クロサワ, アキラ 1910-1998

黒沢 明 1910-1998

黒沢明 1910-1998

黒澤, 明

黒澤, 明 1910-1998

黒澤明 1910-1998

黑澤明 日本電影導演

Ikiru To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)RashōmonAkahige Red BeardSeven samuraiSomething like an autobiographyThe films of Akira KurosawaThe warrior's camera : the cinema of Akira Kurosawa