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中井朝一 1901-1988

Overview
Works: 84 works in 221 publications in 7 languages and 5,343 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Romance films  Film and video adaptations  Motion pictures  Comedy films  Samurai films  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by 中井朝一
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humble civil servant, learning that he is dying of cancer, discovers the meaning of existence - when one lives, one must live entirely. An elaborate and rigorous formal system of symmetrics and asymmetrics contained within the overall 'rough-hewn geometry' has been analysed by Noel Burch. The first two-thirds shows Watanabe's actions, his own reactions to his approaching death. The last third ironically shows the reactions of others - their rejection of Watanabe and the meaning of his death. This sets up a complex interaction between emotional involvement and distanciation
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A veteran samurai, who has fallen on hard times, answers a village's request for protection from bandits. He gathers 6 other samurai to help him, and they teach the townspeople how to defend themselves, and they supply the samurai with three small meals a day. The film culminates in a giant battle when 40 bandits attack the village
Nora inu by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 657 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 --
Dersu Uzala The hunter( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in Russian and English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the friendship between Vladimir Arsenyev, a well-known Soviet explorer, and his guide, Dersu Uzala. It is the story of a man's unity with nature and of the struggle for survival in the wilderness
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 487 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?
Dersu Uzala by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Au cours d'une expédition topographique en 1902 au cœur de la taïga sibérienne, un jeune officier tsariste, Vladimir Arséniev, rencontre un vieux trappeur mongol, Dersou Ouzala, qui va devenir son guide. Deux cultures s'affrontent entre l'explorateur cartographe et le chasseur de zibelines, homme pur et malicieux qui comprend tout de la nature. Tout en assistant Vladimir Arséniev qui deviendra vite son ami dans ses expéditions au fin fond de la taïga d'Oussouri, Dersou lui fait découvrir les secrets de la nature et du monde animal, ainsi que les mœurs et les cultes de la population autochtone
Shichinin no samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteenth-century villagers hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This gripping three-hour ride is one of the most beloved movie epics of all time
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 128 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
Kumonosujō by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid, visceral Macbeth adaptation, directed by Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai), sets Shakespeare's definitive tale of ambition and duplicity in a ghostly, fog-enshrouded landscape in feudal Japan. The film fuses classical Western tragedy with formal elements taken from Noh Theater to create an unforgettable cinematic experience
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 16th century Japan, Ran relates the tale of how an aging ruler, Lord Hidetora, announces his intention to divide his land equally among his three sons. This decision to step down unleashes a power struggle among the three, as Hidetora falls prey to the false flattery bestowed upon him by the two older sons and banishes the youngest when he speaks the truth. The ruthless betrayal ultimately drives Hidetora insane, destroying his entire family and kingdom"--Container
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Subarashiki nichiyōbi One wonderful Sunday by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This affectionate paean to young love is also a frank examination by Akira Kurosawa of the harsh realities of postwar Japan. During a Sunday trip into war-ravaged Tokyo, Yuzo and Masako look for work and lodging, as well as affordable entertainments to pass the time
Waga seishun ni kuinashi No regrets for our youth by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Akira Kurosawa's first film after the end of World War II, future beloved Ozu regular Setsuko Hara gives an astonishing performance as Yukie, who transforms herself from genteel bourgeois daughter to independent social activist during a tumultuous decade in Japanese history
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 74 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in medieval Japan during a period of feudal conflict. Tells the tragic story of an ambitious warlord who is destroyed by his wife's murderous greed and his own all-consuming desire for power
Red beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
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
Seven samurai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 16 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
Dersu Uzala : il piccolo uomo delle grandi pianure( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel 1902, un ufficiale russo che deve fare dei rilievi topografici nella taiga siberiana incontra un cacciatore solitario, Dersu Uzala. Si salvano reciprocamente la vita e diventano amicissimi, malgrado le differenze. Il russo inviterà il cacciatore a venire da lui in città, ma il cacciatore ritornerà nella taiga, dove verrà ucciso. (Mereghetti)
 
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Alternative Names
Asaichi, Nakai

Asakazu, Nakai

Asakazu Nakai Japanese cinematographer

Asakazu Nakai japanischer Kameramann

Nakai, Asaichi

Nakai, Asaichi 1901-1988

Nakai, Choichi 1901-1988

Накаи, Асакадзу японский кинооператор

中井朝一 1901-1988

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