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Kurosawa, Akira 1910-1998

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Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

199 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 3,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is murdered, his wife is raped by a bandit. A flashback technique is used to tell four different versions of what occurred
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

176 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 16th century Japan, an ageing ruler, Lord Hidetora, annpounces his intention to divide his land equally among 3 sons. This decision unleashes a power struggle between the 3
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

165 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 16th century Japan a group of rice farmers decides to take the radical step of hiring a band of mercenaries to defend their rice crop against marauding bandits. The story takes place during a period in Japanese history when society was organized along feudal lines and peasants found themselves victims of both roving samurai and gangs of bandits. Kurosawa portrays 16th century Japan as a society where starvation and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai has become blurred. The villagers hire the six ronin, or masterless samurai and one braggart (Mifune) to successfully defend their village, only three of the seven survive. Kurosawa created a visual spectacle in black and white, utilizing fast tracking shots, and quick moving montage for the battle scenes turning a story of feudalism into a modern anti war film. The original version of The Seven Samurai was shown in Tokyo but deemed too long for general release. Shorter versions were eventually released in Japan and the United States. Several years after its release, this film was remade in the United States as The Magnificent Seven starring Yul Brenner and Steve McQueen
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

119 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,008 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
Yōjinbō( Visual )

100 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,772 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

100 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 16th century Japan, Toshiro Mifune as Macbeth plays a simple soldier, full of exuberance and fire. The samurai is goaded by his wife and a spirit to murder his friend and his lord. Kurosawa's film is noteworthy for its eeerie atmospherics and powerful use of elements derived from Noh theatre. (Circulates)
Kagemusha by Tsutomu Yamazaki( Visual )

103 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Japan. Drama. In the 16th century, a condemned thief takes the place of a powerful warlord, whom he resembles, in battle
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

66 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,505 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
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai( Visual )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 1,312 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
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

40 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acht in beeld gebrachte dromen met zeer verschillende thema's : van kernramp tot Van Gogh
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

57 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,232 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?
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

26 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 754 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 --
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

84 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Samurai rescues three kidnap victims: the town chamberlain, his wife, and their daughter
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young executive hunts down his father's killer. A tale about corruption in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan as seen through the rising executive eyes
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young men set out to clean up the corruption in their town. They are joined by a scruffy, cynical samurai who doesn't fit their concept of how a warrior should look and act
Last man standing by Walter Hill( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 697 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
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

39 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 674 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
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

41 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic account of a masterpiece by an author who knew Kurosawa
Dersu Uzala by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

82 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Au cours d'une expédition topographique en 1902 au cœur de la taïga sibérienne, un jeune officier tsariste, Vladimir Arséniev, rencontre un vieux trappeur mongol, Dersou Ouzala, qui va devenir son guide. Deux cultures s'affrontent entre l'explorateur cartographe et le chasseur de zibelines, homme pur et malicieux qui comprend tout de la nature. Tout en assistant Vladimir Arséniev qui deviendra vite son ami dans ses expéditions au fin fond de la taïga d'Oussouri, Dersou lui fait découvrir les secrets de la nature et du monde animal, ainsi que les mœurs et les cultes de la population autochtone
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Akira Kurosava

Akira, Kurosawa

Akira Kurosawa 1910-1998

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Akira Kurosawa cinaste japonais

Akira Kurosawa director, produtor e guionista de cine xapons

Akira Kurosawa Hapon nga arag-aramid ti pelikula

Akira Kurosawa Japanese film maker

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Akira Kurosawa japanischer Regisseur

Akira Kurosawa Japannese regisseur

Akira Kurosawa Japans filmregisseur

Akira Kurosawa japoński reżyser, scenarzysta i producent filmowy

Akira Kurosawa japonsk filmov režisr

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

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Heize, Ming 1910-1998

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Kurosava, Akira 1910-1998


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Kuruzawa, Akira

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Акира Куросава

Акира Куросава японский кинорежиссёр, сценарист и продюсер

Акіра Курасава

Акіра Куросава

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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

აკირა კუროსავა

구로사와 아키라

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

RanSeven samuraiIkiruKagemushaKakushitoride no san akuninNora inuSeven samurai