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Chiaki, Minoru 1917-1999

Overview
Works: 94 works in 255 publications in 5 languages and 8,206 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Melodrama  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Samurai films  Biography  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Minoru Chiaki
 
Most widely held works by Minoru Chiaki
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in the Middle Ages, the nature of truth and subjective reality are probed in a series of flashbacks from four viewpoints to present the case history of a man's murder and the rape of his wife by a bandit"--Video cover
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 1,393 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 )
8 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and German and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. A key example of the jidai-geki, a genre similar to the American Western
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A grand-scale adventure as only Akira Kurosawa could make one. A general charged with guarding his defeated clan's princess as the two smuggle royal treasure across hostile territory. Accompanying them are a pair of bumbling, conniving peasants who may or may not be their friends. This rip-roaring ride is among the director's most beloved films and was a primary influence on George Lucas's Star Wars. Delivers Kurosawa's trademark deft blend of wry humor, and breathtaking action
Les bas-fonds The lower depths ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kiichi Nakajima (Mifune) decides to relocate his family to the safe haven of Brazil from what he perceives is a nuclear holocaust. His methods of getting them there, by burning down their foundry, leads to his incarceration when the family commits him for being criminally insane. From the confines of the asylum Kiichi drifts into a fantasy world where he believes that the sun is an inferno created by the Earth when it exploded in a nuclear holocaust. 'I Live in fear' is Kurosawa's blatant criticism of the perils of nuclear warfare, and was produced at the height of the Cold War when the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union were all experimenting with nuclear testing. The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was also a recent and painful memory. This a powerful study of patriarchy in Japanese society, and what Kiichi is willing to do to convince his family to support his beliefs. DVD
Three films by Hiroshi Teshigahara by Hiroshi Teshigahara ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 285 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
Kakushi toride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During a civil war in medieval Japan, a deposed princess hides within a secret fortress guarded by a brave general, and waits for a chance to escape with her clan's fortune to safety in a neighboring province
Tanin no kao The face of another by Hiroshi, 1927- Teshigahara ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 183 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
Shichinin no samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixteenth-century villagers hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This gripping three-hour ride is one of the most beloved movie epics of all time
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 156 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
Gojira no gyakushū ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 152 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
Miyamoto Musashi kanketsuhen kettō ganryūjima = Miyamoto Musashi three : duel at Ganryu Island ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 151 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
Kumonosujō by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 110 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
Karamiai ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown. A bevy of lawyers and associates begin machinations to procure the money for themselves, resorting to the use of impostors and blackmail. Yet all are outwitted by the cunning of the man's secretary, in this entertaining condemnation of unchecked greed
Donzoko by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 74 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
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Shūbun Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 69 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 by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 67 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 67 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?
 
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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
Languages
Japanese (118)
English (5)
French (4)
German (3)
Spanish (1)
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