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志村喬 1905-1982

Overview
Works: 174 works in 1,098 publications in 9 languages and 20,668 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Samurai films  History  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Monster films  Historical films  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Editor, 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
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

133 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a story of a group of Japanese farmers who hire seven professional swordmen, or samurai, to protect them from the yearly raids of bandits
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

73 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,006 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
Ikiru To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

108 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,930 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 )

48 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,763 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 Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yuki, princesse héritière d'un clan décimé, est chargée de refonder la dynastie. Elle doit pour cela atteindre les territoires d'un clan allié. Le chemin sera semé d'embûches
Nora inu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

75 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery set in Tokyo in the late 1940's. A rookie detective loses his gun and is afraid it has fallen into the hands of a killer
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

70 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex crime thriller in which the son of a chauffer is kidnapped, mistaken as the son of the chauffer's employer, a wealthy shoe manufacturer. A moral dilemma. Should the wealthy man pay the ransom anyway and risk losing his financial position?
Kagemusha by Tsutomu Yamazaki( Visual )

46 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 917 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
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

76 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 806 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?
Godzilla, king of the monsters! by Terry Morse( Visual )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 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
Godzilla by Ishirō Honda( Visual )

32 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 608 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( Visual )

8 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing. Its rampaging radioactive beast, the poignant embodiment of an entire populations fears, became a beloved international icon of destruction, spawning more than twenty sequels and spinoffs. Here, we present the original, 1954 Japanese version, along with Godzilla: King of the Monsters!, the 1956 American reworking
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

29 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 395 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
Shūbun Sukyandaru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 388 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
Ichiban utsukushiku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

15 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 310 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 sen-kyūhyaku-yonjūsannen sangatsu sakuhin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling martial arts tale about the rivalry between judo and jujitsu
Ghidorah, the three-headed monster San daikaijū, chikyu saidai no kessen( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 179 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
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

10 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in Japanese and French and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
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 156 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
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About Japanese post-war corruption and hierarchical abuse in the boardrooms of postwar corporate Japan echoes Shakespeare's Hamlet. The illegitimate son of a low-level functionary pursues the perpetrators of a high-level corporate scandal. Believing that they drove his father to suicide--to protect their schemes--the son seeks vengeance for his father. To gain access to the halls of power, he marries the head of corporation's daughter
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashōmon
Alternative Names
Schimura, Takashi 1905-1982

Shimazaki, Shoji.

Shimazaki, Shoji 1905-1982

Shimura, Takashi.

Shimura, Takashi, 1905-1982

Shoji Shimazaki.

Takashi Shimura.

Takashi Shimura acteur japonais

Takashi Shimura attore giapponese

Takashi Shimura Japanese actor

Takashi Shimura japanischer Schauspieler

Takashi Shimura Japans acteur

Takashi Shimura japansk skådespelare

Takaši Šimura

Takašis Šimura

Симура, Такаси

Такаши Шимура

Տակասի Սիմուրա

טקאשי שימורה

تاکاشی شیمورا بازیگر ژاپنی

তাকাশি শিমুরা

തകാഷി ഷിമുറ

시무라 다카시 일본의 남자 배우이다.

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

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RashōmonIkiru To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Kakushitoride no san akunin Hidden fortressNora inu = Stray dogShūbun Sukyandaru