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Oguni, Hideo 1904-1996

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Most widely held works by Hideo Oguni
Ran by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the early 16th century Japan, an ageing ruler, Lord Hidetora, annpounces his intention to divide his land equally among 3 sons. This decision unleashes a power struggle between the 3
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization chronicling the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,565 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
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,521 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 ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Japanese and English and held by 1,290 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 )
26 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,194 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 )
19 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 1,075 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 )
13 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 636 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in Japanese and French and held by 517 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
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 437 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
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kiichi Nakajima (Mifune) decides to relocate his family to the safe haven of Brazil from what he perceives is a nuclear holocaust. His methods of getting them there, by burning down their foundry, leads to his incarceration when the family commits him for being criminally insane. From the confines of the asylum Kiichi drifts into a fantasy world where he believes that the sun is an inferno created by the Earth when it exploded in a nuclear holocaust. 'I Live in fear' is Kurosawa's blatant criticism of the perils of nuclear warfare, and was produced at the height of the Cold War when the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union were all experimenting with nuclear testing. The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was also a recent and painful memory. This a powerful study of patriarchy in Japanese society, and what Kiichi is willing to do to convince his family to support his beliefs. DVD
Ran by Akira Kurosawa ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Akira Kurosawa's acclaimed study of power, revenge and retribution is set against the magnificent backdrop of feudal warfare in sixteenth century Japan. Transposing the events of Shakespeare's King Lear to the bloodthirsty "Period of the Warring States", "Ran" tells the story of a bitter power struggle within the family of Warlord Hidetora Ichimonji
Shichinin no samurai by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 199 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
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 191 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 )
12 editions published between 1952 and 1981 in English and Japanese and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Kakushi toride no san akunin by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 153 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
Kumonosujō by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 137 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
Donzoko by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 132 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
Dodes 'Ka-den ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the impact of modern life on the inhabitants of a dilapidated Tokyo slum. Their stories have a common thread--to escape the pain of abject poverty and to take refuge in dreams of a better life
Kumonosu-jō Throne of blood ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 94 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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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
小國英雄 1904-1996
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Japanese (345)
English (66)
Spanish (21)
French (14)
Italian (4)
German (3)
Multiple languages (3)
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