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志村喬 1905-1982

Works: 289 works in 900 publications in 5 languages and 18,560 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Samurai films  Godzilla films  Motion pictures  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about 志村喬
Most widely held works by 志村喬
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in ninth century Kyoto. A nobleman is murdered, his bride is raped by a bandit. These deeds are the subject of four different accounts, three by participants and one by an eye-witness. Kurosawa uses a flashback technique to tell the four different versions of these events, and cynically shows the ability of human beings to twist the truth to preserve the idea they have of themselves. The version of the witness, the woodcutter, is different to those of the three participants, and he emerges as the hero of the story
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
83 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,931 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
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
61 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 1,692 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
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 1,519 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
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Princess Yuki escapes the clutches of an enemy clan. She hides in a secret mountain fortress with her loyal retainers, her faithful military commandant, and her clan's precious gold. They try to escape but on their way it's one chase, swordfight, and hair's breadth escape after another
Yōjinbō ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in Japanese and Judeo-Persian and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1860's a samurai wanders into a small town & finds it torn apart by two feuding merchants who are trying to control the local gambling. The samurai hires himself out to one merchant as a bodyguard or 'yojimbo'. A humorous parody of a classic western
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Terry Morse ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When American reporter Steve Martin investigates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with Godzilla, an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 631 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?
Gojira Godzilla ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people. A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani, his daughter Emiko and a young navy frogman Hideto Ogata soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 596 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 --
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Godzilla rises from the sea, his slumber disturbed by atomic tests. With its haunting scenes of a devastated Tokyo eerily echoing the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this film gave the world the perfect monster, and metaphor, for the Atomic Age
Shūbun Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 353 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
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 316 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
Ichiban utsukushiku by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of a group of girls who work in a precision-optical-instruments factory, making lenses, binoculars, etc., during wartime in Japan. This was filmed in a real factory with real workers which gives the movie a documentary flavor
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 159 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?
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
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen ( Visual )
in Japanese and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The planet Earth is attacked by a creature from outer space and the combined forces of Godzilla, Mothra, and Rodan are needed to combat it
Sugata Sanshirō sen-kyūhyaku-yonjūsannen sangatsu sakuhin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thrilling martial arts tale about the rivalry between judo and jujitsu
Kumonosu-jō Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. Tells the story of a Samurai lord who kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
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Alternative Names
Schimura, Takashi 1905-1982
Shimazaki, Shoji.
Shimazaki, Shoji 1905-1982 Frueherer Name
Shimura, Takashi.
Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982
Shoji Shimazaki.
Takashi Shimura.
シムラ, タカシ, 1905-1982
志村, 喬, 1905-1982
志村喬, 1905-1982
志村隆, 1905-1982
志村隆史, 1905-1982
Japanese (317)
English (44)
German (21)
Spanish (3)
Judeo-Persian (1)