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Chiaki, Minoru 1917-1999

Overview
Works: 90 works in 240 publications in 6 languages and 7,881 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Samurai films  Biography  Motion pictures  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Minoru Chiaki
 
Most widely held works by Minoru Chiaki
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The criminal, victims, and a witness tell completely different stories of a murder and rape in medieval Kyoto, Japan
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,439 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
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in Japanese and German and held by 1,047 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 871 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
Les bas-fonds The lower depths ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 400 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
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 319 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
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 309 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
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara by Hiroshi Teshigahara ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woman in the dunes: An amateur entomologist leaves Tokyo to study an unclassified species of beetle that resides in a remote, vast desert. When he misses his bus back to civilization, he is persuaded to spend the night in the home of a young widow who lives in a hut at the bottom of a sand dune
Tanin no kao The face of another ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations
Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen kettō ganryūjima = Miyamoto Musashi three : duel at Ganryu Island by Hiroshi Inagaki ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musashi is now a legendary swordsman whose latest quest is to save an isolated viallage from rampaging brigands. He also, remains haunted by his memories of Otsu. Meanwhile, the ruthless and increasingly jealous Kojiro plots his battle royal with Musashi to prove who is the finest swordsman in Japan
Gojira no gyakushū ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The movie focuses on Shoichi Tsukioka and Koji Kobayashi, a pair of "fishing scouts". They fly their planes searching for schools of tuna to radio in to headquarters to relay to fishing boats, who work for a cannery located in Osaka. The two pilots are the first witness both the new Godzilla and Anguirus after Kobayashi has engine trouble and is forced to land on a thought-to-be deserted island. The two monsters, locked in combat, tumble into the ocean as the two pilots rush back to inform authorities. Eventually, Godzilla makes his way to Osaka and the SDF attempts to lead it away using flares; the plan appears to be working until a group of escaped convicts crash a stolen vehicle into an oil refinery. The explosion not only attracts Godzilla to Osaka, but Anguirus as well, and the two giants battle once more. Their confrontation destroys much of Osaka, as Anguirus is eventually killed by Godzilla. After Godzilla leaves the devastated Osaka, and Kobayashi is relocated to a cannery in Hokkiado. At his new job, Kobayashi receives a radio call from both Tsukioka and Hidemi Yamaji, a young girl who worked the radio at the cannery in Osaka and current love interest of Tsukioka, the three decide to go to a inn together where Tsukioka is reunited with his old commander in the air force, Terazawa. The reunion is cut short with word of Godzilla attacking the Hokkadio fishing fleet
Kumonosu-jō Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reimagines Macbeth in feudal Japan. Starring Kurosawa's longtime collaborator Toshiro Mifune and the legendary Isuzu Yamada as his ruthless wife, the film tells of a valiant warrior's savage rise to power and his ignominious fall
Donzoko by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working with his most celebrated actor, Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kurosawa faithfully adapts Maxim Gorky's classic proletariat play, keeping the original's focus on the conflict between illusion and reality
Shūbun Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 67 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
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Hakuchi Idiot by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Idiot, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece about a wayward, pure soul's reintegration into society, updated by Kurosawa to capture Japan's postwar aimlessness, was a victim of studio interference and public indifference. Today, this "folly" looks ever more fascinating
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 64 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?
The Hidden fortress Kakushi toride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two peasant farmers are refugees, trying to return home after a war. They find gold, and join with a mysterious powerful-looking man and a mysterious beautiful girl. Together they attempt to smuggle the gold across the border and evade capture
Godzilla raids again ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Godzilla battles Anguirus in Japan
Kumonosu-jo Le chateau de l'araignée by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chiaki, Minoru.
Chiaki, Minoru, 1917-1999
Sasaki, Katsuharu, 1917-1999
Sasaki, Katsuji, 1917-1999
チアキ, ミノル, 1917-1999
千秋, 実, 1917-1999
千秋實, 1917-1999
佐々木, 勝治
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