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志村喬 1905-1982

Overview
Works: 282 works in 958 publications in 7 languages and 18,838 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Martial arts films  Godzilla films  Samurai films  Motion pictures  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by 志村喬
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,014 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 )
90 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,919 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 )
62 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in Japanese and English and held by 1,699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 1,380 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
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 1,320 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
Yōjinbō ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 804 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
Kakushitoride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 784 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
Gojira Godzilla ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 661 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 Raymond Burr ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When American reporter Steve Martin investigaates a series of mysterious disasters off the coast of Japan, he comes face to face with an ancient creature so powerful and so terrifying, it can reduce Tokyo to a smoldering graveyard
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 591 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 --
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 475 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 by Ishirō Honda ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 461 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 )
21 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an elderly, stubborn businessman, so fearful of a nuclear attack that he resolves to move his reluctant family to South America. Kurosawa depicts a society emerging from the shadows but still terrorized by memories of the past and anxieties for the future
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
Ichiban utsukushiku by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 249 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
Yoidore tenshi by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 212 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
Shichinin no samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 206 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
Stray dog Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In post-WW II Japan, a detective whose gun is stolen, sets out on an odyssey to reclaim his weapon and to seek out a killer
Sugata Sanshirō The Judo saga by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
19 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 170 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
 
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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 (383)
English (52)
German (24)
French (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
Judeo-Persian (1)
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