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志村喬 1905-1982

Overview
Works: 307 works in 988 publications in 6 languages and 19,049 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Godzilla films  Martial arts films  Motion pictures  Samurai films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other, Author
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 )
59 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,011 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 )
92 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
64 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,723 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
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
17 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 1,356 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
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 1,317 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
6 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the medieval civil war a deposed princess is hiding within her father's secret fortress, guarded by a brave general, waiting for a chance to escape with her into a neighboring province
Yōjinbō ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 802 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
Gojira Godzilla ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 657 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
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Terry Morse( Visual )
18 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 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 )
24 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 633 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
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
13 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 592 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 482 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
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
22 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elderly and wealthy industrialist is driven to madness over fears of a nuclear attack. 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
Shūbun Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
10 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ichiro Aoye, a young painter, encounters a famous singer, Miyako Saijo, while on holiday in the mountains. He gives her a ride and coincidentally stays at the same inn. A tabloid magazine transforms this encounter into a scandal designed to humiliate Miyako, who has been uncooperative with the press
Shichinin no samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
17 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 221 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
Ichiban utsukushiku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 214 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
Sugata Sanshirō The Judo saga ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a handsome, bumptious young man who wishes to learn judo as a path to philosophical knowledge, rather than a mere set of self-defense techniques
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 177 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
Kumonosujō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
11 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 167 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
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 157 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
 
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Alternative Names
Schimura, Takashi 1905-1982
Shimazaki, Shoji.
Shimazaki, Shoji 1905-1982
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
Languages
Japanese (362)
English (54)
German (25)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
Judeo-Persian (1)
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