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Oguni, Hideo 1904-1996

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Ran by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
69 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 16th century Japan, Lord hidetora, an aging ruler, attempts to divide his kingdom among his three sons, who turn against each other and betray their father, triggering events that ultimately shatter the kingdom, destroy the family, and drive their father insane
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: A farming village in 16th century Japan hires seven professional warriors, samurai, to protect it against the annual raid by brigands. Overcoming the villagers fear of them, the samurai organise the defence during a waiting period, then defeat the brigands in a series of violent skirmishes
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization which chronicles the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a petty official Kanji Watanabe learns he is going to die he begins a quest for the true meaning of life
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 1,481 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 )
28 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stage adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's 1957 film Throne of Blood (i.e. Kumonosujo ), which was in turn an adaptation William Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 1,068 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?
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 631 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
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film follows the lives of the people who live in a slum, built in a garbage dump. A mentally disabled boy is obsessed with streetcars, driving an imaginary streetcar around, chanting "Dodes'ka-den! Dodes'ka-den!"--Mimicking the sound of the wheels. Some of the neighbors are a young woman living with her lecherous uncle; a pair of friends who get drunk and swap wives; a possibly mentally ill beggar and his son who live in a deserted car; and a man with five children who knows he is not the father of any, but treats them as if they were his own. Although they may dream of better times, these people are trapped--both physically and psychologically--doomed to live a life of disappointment (or worse), but many find ways to carry on
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 387 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
Ran by Akira Kurosawa ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 313 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
Kumonosu-jō Throne of blood by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 222 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Samurai turns up in a town where nine young men are plotting to overthrow a corrupt regime. He takes charge of the group and attempts to formulate a plan to deceive the old bosses
Ikiru; a film by Akira Kurosawa ( Book )
14 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Donzoko by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 127 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Kurosawa's sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a "proper" samurai on its ear
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 101 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
The Hidden fortress Kakushi toride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A jidai geki (period film) set during the civil war of the sixteenth century. A young princess is trying to travel across war-torn territory with her clan's treasure accompanied by a loyal samurai (Mifune) and two oafish peasants. This film is notable for the way Kurosawa brings some complexity to what could have been a conventional chambara (sword-play film). He overlays satire, Shakesperian contrasts between clown and hero and references to the American western on more traditional elements such as Noh music and story-structure close to fairy tale. Kurosawa also makes what Noel Burch regards as distinctively Japanese use of the wide screen (cinemascope) proportions in decentred compositions which, like some traditional Japanese painting, frequently emphasises the shape and boundaries of the frame
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last of Kurosawa's collaborations with Toshiro Mifune, who plays a commanding but humane doctor in a rural clinic in late 19th century Japan. An idle and socially ambitious intern arrives at the clinic and discovers the meaning of responsibility, first to oneself and then to others. A bold mix of soap opera and the action movie
 
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Hideo, Oguni
Hideo Oguni 1904-1996
Oguni, Hideo, 1904-1996
オグニ, ヒデオ, 1904-1996
小国, 英雄, 1904-1996
小国英夫, 1904-1996
小国英雄, 1904-1996.
小國英雄, 1904-1996
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Japanese (337)
English (60)
Spanish (22)
French (13)
German (3)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)
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