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Oguni, Hideo 1904-1996

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Most widely held works by Hideo Oguni
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

99 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,165 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
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

86 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambientada en el Japón del siglo XVI, un anciano líder anuncia su intención de repartir sus tierras entre sus tres hijos. Su decisión genera una lucha de poder que supondrá la destrucción de su familia y su reino
Ikiru To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

87 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,718 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
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

44 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization which chronicles the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

57 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,561 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 )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 1,180 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?
Tsubaki Sanjūrō Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

53 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 770 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
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru Bad sleep well by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

27 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a grieving son, (Toshiro Mifune), who seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his father's death
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

45 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 621 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 )

25 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 382 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 )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Japão do século 16, um senhor feudal decide dividir suas posses entre três filhos. Os mais velhos se tornam rivais e começam a lutar pelo controle total das terras, o que ameaça arruinar os domínios da família. O filho mais novo, que quer se manter fiel ao pai, é banido pelos irmãos e é o único com coragem para lhe contar o que está acontecendo. Ran é uma livre adaptação de Rei Lear, de Shakespeare, mantendo apenas a linha principal da história. Um épico com imagens belas e detalhadas, com batalhas grandiosas e sangrentas e com a destreza de kurosawa em lidar com a linguagem cinematográfica
Kakushitoride no san akunin Hidden fortress by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 284 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
Les bas-fonds The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

45 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les bas-fonds (93 min.): A Baron, forced by circumstances, gives up his life of luxury and to takes up residence in the slums of Paris. The Baron observes the frustrated romance between Wasska Pepel and Natacha, the thwarted dreams of an actor, and the oppressive cruelties of landlord Kostileff
Ikiru; a film by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora inu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in Japanese and French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Shichinin no samurai = Les sept samouraïs by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

22 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Au Moyen-Age, la tranquillité d'un petit village japonais est troublée par les attaques répétées d'une bande de pillards. Sept samouraïs sans maître acceptent de défendre les paysans impuissants." [Source :]...Quatorzième film de Kurosawa, c'est celui où il décide de parler de cette période des guerres civiles qui ravagent le Japon du XVIème siècle. C'est une époque qui le fascine car, selon lui, c'est le dernier siècle où l'individu peut choisir son destin [...] avant la "glaciation sociale" du XVIIème siècle par les shoguns. Plusieurs de ses films les plus éclatants ont, par la suite, eu cette époque pour cadre. Ce n'est pas par hasard si l'histoire se déroule en trois temps, les trois temps du théâtre Nô, qu'il affectionne particulièrement, JO/HA/KYU : prologue / destruction-rupture / accélération (jaquette, Catherine Cadou)
Samurai 7 the complete series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Japanese and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a futuristic dystopia, an impoverished Japanese village hires seven samurai to protect them from the yearly raid of mecha-bandits
Warning from space( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Astronomers discover an extraterrestrial satellite orbiting in space, pounding Earth's surface with thousands of meteorites. The meteors turn out to be flying saucers, transporting bizarre alien creatures who carry with them a desperate message for the world's leaders"--Container
Les sept samouraïs (Shichinin no samourai) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le Japon, en 1652. Confrontés à une bande de brigands qui ne cessent de faire main basse sur leurs récoltes et sur leurs femmes, des paysans décident de faire appel à des samouraïs. Quatre d'entre eux sont chargés de les recruter. Ils parviennent à convaincre le samouraï Kambei de les aider
Les salauds dorment en paix by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nishi, futur jeune marié ambitieux, épouse la fille estropiée de son patron. Le frère de la mariée le menace de mort s'il déçoit sa petite soeur. Mais Nishi n'est pas celui que l'on croit, et ses motivations profondes sont toutes autres
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Ikiru To live
Alternative Names
Hideo, Oguni

Hideo Oguni 1904-1996

Hideo Oguni Japanese screenwriter

Hideo Oguni Japans scenarioschrijver (1904-1996)

Oguni, Hideo

Oguni, Hideo 1904-1996

Хидэо Огуни японский сценарист

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

小國英雄 1904-1996

RanIkiru To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Kakushitoride no san akunin Hidden fortress