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本木荘二郎

Overview
Works: 49 works in 257 publications in 6 languages and 8,284 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Samurai films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Political films  Gangster films  Film noir  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about 本木荘二郎
 
Most widely held works by 本木荘二郎
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

67 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 = To live by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

47 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle aged man discovers that he has only six months to live, and begins to question the meaning of his life. One of Kurosawa's most important films, Ikiru provides an image of Japan in the period immediately following World War II. We follow the central character Watanabe, as he progresses through the stages of anger and confusion to acceptance. At first he devotes himself to seeking pleasure in the bars of Tokyo, in the end a simple inspiration leads him to a final act of public generosity. Director Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Ikiru. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,334 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
Yoidore tenshi = Drunken angel by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in Japanese and Italian and held by 620 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?
Hakuchi = Idiot by Philippe Miquel( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Idiot, an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece about a wayward, pure soul's reintegration into society, updated by Kurosawa to capture Japan's postwar aimlessness, was a victim of studio interference and public indifference. Today, this "folly" looks ever more fascinating
Subarashiki nichiyōbi = One wonderful Sunday by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young factory worker and his fiancee spend their weekly holiday together. It is a Sunday in spring and they have just thirty-five yen, but together they overcome several near disasters
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 321 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
Primary colors by Mike Nichols( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 308 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
Les bas-fonds = The lower depths by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Japanese and French and held by 130 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
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Japanese businessman dying of cancer wants to give something back to society before his death, so he decides to build a playground for children
Norainu = Stray dog by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

7 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bad day gets worse for young 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 stray dog whose desperation has led him to a life of crime. With each step, cop and criminal's lives become more intertwined and the investigation becomes an examination of Murakami's own dark side. Starring Toshiro Mifune, as the rookie cop, and Takashi Shimura, as the seasoned detective who keeps him on the right side of the law, Stray Dog (Nora Inu) goes beyond a crime thriller, probing the squalid world of postwar Japan and the nature of the criminal mind
Essential art house( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and death of Colonel Blimp: "Famous British cartoon character Colonel Blimp was made flesh and blood in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's complex, humane portrait of a well-mannered soldier, whom the film follows through the first half of the twentieth century"--Container
Ikimono no kuroku( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 22 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
Seven samurai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 18 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
Seven samurai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 18 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
Seven samurai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 17 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
Ikimono no kuroku = Record of a living being( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 11 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
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rashomon can be said to have introduced Kurosawa and Japanese cinema to Western audiences, and is considered one of his masterpieces. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and also received an Academy Honorary Award at the 24th Academy Awards. The film depicts the rape of a woman and the apparent murder of her husband through the widely differing accounts of four witnesses, including the rapist and, through a medium (Fumiko Honma), the dead man
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic account of a masterpiece by an author who knew Kurosawa
El idiota by akira (director) Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kameda, se salva en el último momento de ser fusilado por los crímenes de guerra. La conmoción le hace sufrir durante un tiempo de fuertes ataques epilépticos y algo más que para los demás se llamaría "idiotez" y que sin embargo, es su simpleza, bondad y capacidad de amar. En un viaje a Hokkaido conoce a dos mujeres, Taeko y Ayako. Cuando Akama el enamorado de Taeko, descubre que ella en realidad a quien quiere es a Kameda, empezará a tener pensamientos asesinos que desembocarán en grandes tragedias. Actores:Setsuko Hara, Masayuki Mori, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Chieko Higashiyama, Chiyoko, Fumiya, Eijirô Yanagi, Yoshiko Kuga, Minoru Chiaki, Eiko Miyoshi, Noriko Sengoku, Mitsuyo Akashi, Productor: Takashi KoideGuión:Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Eijirô HisaitaFotografía:Toshio UbukataMúsica:Fumio Hayasaka
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ikiru = To live
Alternative Names
Motogi, Sōjirō.

Motoki, Sojiro.

Motoki, Sojiro 1914-1977

Sōjirō Motoki

Sōjirō Motoki Japanese film producer and film director (1914-1977)

Sōjirō Motoki Japans filmproducent (1914-1977)

Takeo, Takagi.

Yoshikazu, Kishimoto.

Мотоки, Содзиро

モトキ, ソウジロウ 1914-1977

本木荘二郎

Languages
Japanese (188)

English (11)

Spanish (11)

German (2)

French (2)

Italian (2)

Covers
Ikiru = To liveKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Essential art house