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Saitō, Takao 1920-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 145 publications in 7 languages and 5,451 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Samurai films  Detective and mystery films  Environmental films  Medical films (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Historical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Takao Saitō
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight episodes exploring many aspects of humankind and man's need to harmonize with nature. Based on Akira Kurosawa's actual dreams
Kagemusha by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his late, color masterpiece, Akira Kurosawa returns to the samurai film and to a primary theme of his career: the play between illusion and reality. Sumptuously reconstructing the splendor of feudal Japan and the pageantry of war, Kurosawa creates a meditation on the nature of power
Ran by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 811 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
Akahige = Red Beard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vain young doctor learns a valuable lesson from the dedicated director of a clinic for destitute patients
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hachigatsu no kyōshikyoku = Rhapsody in August by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ogni estate l'anziana Kane, che ha perso i suoi cari nell'esplosione della bomba atomica di Nagasaki, ospita i suoi nipoti: questi riescono a convincerla a fare pace con i parenti americani - rappresentati da un cugino che viene per la prima volta a trovarli - ma non ad alleviarne il dolore
Mādadayo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jacquette indique : "Au Japon, en 1943, le très respecté professeur Uchida prend sa retraite. Ses anciens élèves prennent l'habitude d'organiser chaque année une fête en son honneur à l'occasion de son anniversaire. La fête suit un rituel immuable : le professeur doit vider une choppe de bière à l'issue d'un discours et répondre fermement "pas encore!" (mayadado en japonais) à la question posée en choeur par ses élèves "êtes vous prêt?". Sa retraite est ainsi paisible jusqu'au jour où son chat disparaît, l'affligeant profondément."
Tengoku to jigoku by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au moment de conclure l'affaire de sa vie, Gondo, un homme d'affaires, apprend que son fils a été kidnappé et que la rançon demandée est proche de la somme qu'il devait consacrer à ce fameux "deal" ... Gondo, désespéré, s'apprête à réunir l'argent pour sauver son fils quand un coup de théâtre pour le moins inattendu se produit : les kidnappeurs, croyant s'emparer de son fils ont, en réalité, enlevé le fils de son chauffeur ... Sauver un enfant qui n'est pas le sien, un terrible dilemme pour cet homme d'affaires! (jaquette)
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 124 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
Akage( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and Japanese and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mediados del siglo XIX, en plena decadencia de la era Tokugawa, el emperador decide enviar sus tropas a los distintos pueblos para que sean liberados del control de Shogun. Un destacamento de soldados recorre una zona para anunciar el nuevo orden. Gonzo pertenece a una de esas tropas y cuando están cerca de su pueblo natal, decide adelantarse a sus compañeros y hacerse pasar por el capitán para difundir su mensaje con una llamativa peluca roja, señal de que representa al emperador. Gonzo será bien aceptado por la gente sencilla, pero las clases pudientes ven amenazado su estatus, con lo que intentarán eliminarle
Akira Kurosawas Träume( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhapsodie im August : nach Roman "Nabe-no-naka" von Kiyoto Murata( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

August 1990 - der fünfundvierzigste Sommer nach dem Atombombenabwurf über Hiroshima und Nagasaki. Vier japanische Kinder verbringen ihre Ferien bei ihrer alten Oma in den Bergen von Nagasaki. Im Haus der achtzigjährigen Kane ist das große Vergessen ausgesperrt. Ihr Erinnerung, die sich nur im meditativen Schweigen und im Gebet zu äußern vermag, erscheint den Kindern zuerst nur als Kauzigkeit. Nach und nach aber verstehen sie, daß die Bombe, jenes Symbol für den Schrecken des millionenfachen Todes, für die Überlebenden ein Brandmal ist. Ein Brandmal, das sich der beschreibenden Ausmalung ebenso entzieht wie jedem Versuch der Linderung. Als die Kinder bei ihr ankommen, hat die achtzigjährige Kane eben einen Brief von einem Bruder erhalten, der vor langer Zeit nach Hawaii ausgewandert und als Ananasfarmer reich geworden ist. Der schwerkranke Mann wünscht sich sehnlichst, seine Schwester noch einmal zu sehen und lädt sie und die ganz Familie nach Hawaii ein. Aber Kane "erinnert" sich nicht mehr an diesen Bruder, will mit diesem "fremden Amerikaner" nichts zu tun haben. Die Enkel sind zunächst enttäuscht, in ihren Augen werden sie von der Großmutter um eine schöne Reise betrogen. Doch bei Kane löst sich mit diesem Brief ein Knoten: Nach und nach stellen sich die Erinnerungen wieder ein, und in den Geschichten, die sie den wißbegierigen Enkeln erzählt, wird lange vergessen Geglaubtes wieder gegenwärtig. [...]
El infierno del odio( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En un momento crucial de su vida financiera, Gondo, un hombre de negocios, recibe la noticia de que su hijo ha sido secuestrado, y el rescate exigido es una cantidad de dinero similar a la que necesita para cerrar una importante negociación. Gondo está dispuesto a pagar el rescate hasta que comprende que los secuestradores se han equivocado y se han llevado al hijo del chófer. Ahora deberá decidir si el dinero es más importante que la vida del niño
Escuadrón de ataque [Taiheiyo no tsubasa]( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Japanese and Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El teniente coronel Senda es encargado de reunir a los pilotos que quedan diseminados en diversas islas y formar un último y gran escuadrón de combate, sin embargo se resiste a la idea de enviar a los pilotos de los cazas en misiones kamikazes
Kagemusha : l'ombra del guerriero( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durante le lotte per la conquista del potere a Kyoto, nel Giappone del XVI secolo, il principe Shinge Takeda, ambizioso e valoroso, muore. Prevedendo la riscossa dei rivali, trattenuti dalla sua fama, il morente chiede al fratello Nobukado e al figlio di rimanere nei propri territori e di nascondere la sua morte. Nobukado, trovato un ladro in procinto di venire crocifisso e avendolo salvato per la sua somiglianza con Shinge, convince tutti a farlo passare per il principe morto
Japón en ruinas by Takao Saitō( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kagemusha der Schatten des Kriegers = Kagemusha : la sombra del guerrero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akira Kurosawa collection - Dodes'ka-den, Ikiru, Nora inu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nihon'ichi no gomasuri otoko( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kagemusha
Alternative Names
Saito, Takao 1920-

Saito, Takao 1920-2014

Saitoi, Takao 1920-

Takao, Saitô

斎藤, 孝雄 1920-2014

斎藤孝雄 1920-

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Mādadayo