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中井朝一 1901-1988

Overview
Works: 76 works in 182 publications in 7 languages and 5,000 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Motion pictures  Fiction 
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 )
13 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drama about the last days of a minor government worker, Kanji Watanabe, who learns he is soon to die of cancer. He learns to change his dull, unfulfilled existence, and suddenly discovers a zest for life. Plunging first into self-pity, then a bout of hedonistic pleasure-seeking on the frenetic streets of post-war Tokyo, Watanabe finally finds satisfaction through building a children's playground
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
13 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,087 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 )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 580 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 531 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 )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 467 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
Dersu Uzala by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 184 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 )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 174 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
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 125 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 )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 105 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
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Set in 16th century Japan, Ran related 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
Ikimono no kiroku I live in fear by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 75 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
Akahige Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last of Kurosawa's collaborations with Toshiro Mifune, who plays a commanding but humane doctor in a rural clinic in late 19th century Japan. An idle and socially ambitious intern arrives at the clinic and discovers the meaning of responsibility, first to oneself and then to others. A bold mix of soap opera and the action movie
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 )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 72 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
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)
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Japanese and held by 8 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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Nakai, Asaichi 1901-1988
Nakai, Choichi 1901-1988
中井朝一 1901-1988
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