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小林正樹 1916-1996

Overview
Works: 189 works in 457 publications in 5 languages and 4,303 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Animated television programs  Interviews  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  War films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Actor, Film editor, Scenarist, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by 小林正樹
Seppuku by Masaki Kobayashi ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in Japanese and Multiple languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peace in 17th-century Japan causes the Shogunate's breakup of warrior clans, throwing thousands of samurai out of work and into poverty. An honorable end to such fate under the samurai code is ritual suicide, or hara-kiri
Kaidan ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consists of four stories of the supernatural based on Japanese folk material. In The black hair, a poor young samurai leaves his first wife to marry a rich woman. When he is unhappy in his second marriage, he returns to his first wife, who at first appears unchanged from when he last saw her. In The woman of the snow, a woodcutter is spared by a mysterious ghost-like woman in the snow, but must promise never to tell anyone what he has seen. In Hoichi, the earless, a blind musician-monk named Hoichi is commanded by a gathering of ghosts to sing the saga of their ancient deeds. The head monk paints Hoichi's body with prayer verses to protect him, but unfortunately overlooks Hoichi's ears. In In a cup of tea, a writer wonders what would happen to a person who drinks another's soul and finds out
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 427 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
Jōiuchi hairȳo tsuma shimatsu by Masaki Kobayashi ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A clan lord orders an aging swordsman to have his son marry the lord's mistress, but reverses his decision after the young couple falls in love
Ningen no jōken ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji from labor camp supervisor to Imperial Army soldier to Soviet POW. Constantly trying to rise above a corrupt system, Kaji time and again finds his morals an impediment rather than an advantage
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi ( Visual )
69 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feature film from Japan. Four Japanese stories of the supernatural. Kurokami tells the story of a samurai who bent on gaining fame and wealth returns to marry his first wife. Yukionna tells of a peasant who falls under the spell of a sorceress, marries a beautiful woman and after many years discovers her to be the same person under whose spell he fell years before. Miminashi Hoichi no hanashi is the blind performer who, bewitched, recites his poetry before the ghosts of nobility and loses his ears. Chawan no naka attempts to account for the curious inconclusiveness of many Japanese ghost stories as a publisher tries to imagine the consequences of swallowing a soul
Anata kaimasu ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Masaki Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made. A condemnation of the inhumanity bred by a mercenary, bribery-fueled business, it follows the sharklike maneuvers of a scout dead set on signing a promising player to the team for the Toyo Flowers
Karamiai ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On his deathbed, a wealthy businessman announces that his fortune is to be split equally among his three illegitimate children, whose whereabouts are unknown. A bevy of lawyers and associates begin machinations to procure the money for themselves, resorting to the use of impostors and blackmail. Yet all are outwitted by the cunning of the man's secretary, in this entertaining condemnation of unchecked greed
Kabe atsuki heya ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among the first Japanese films to deal directly with the scars of World War II, this drama about a group of rank-and file Japanese soldiers jailed for crimes against humanity was adapted by Abe Kōbō from the diaries of real prisoners
Kuroi kawa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the rampant moral corruption on and around U.S. military bases in Japan following World War II. Kobayashi spirals out from the story of a love triangle that develops between a good-natured student, his innocent girlfriend, and a coldhearted criminal to reveal a nation slowly succumbing to lawlessness and violence
Human condition ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in Japanese and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pacifist civilian's humane treatment of mine workers and Allied prisoners of war angers the Japanese authorities during World War II
Human condition ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Japanese and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Kaji, who is sent to the front in the horrible final days of World War II as punishment for treating Chinese prisoners humanely
Ningen no joken The Human condition ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The chronicle of one man's struggle to remain human amidst the distorted reality of war
Human condition ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in Japanese and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Kaji, who awakens to a world ravaged by war. Starved and pursued by guilt and fear, he escapes into Siberia
Harakiri by Masaki Kobayashi ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After an unemployed samurai is forced to commit harakiri before a feudal lord, his father-in-law returns to the scene, seemingly to play out the same agonizing suicide ritual
Masaki Kobayashi against the system ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thick-walled room. Among the first Japanese films to deal directly with the scars of World War II, this drama about a group of rank-and file Japanese soldiers jailed for crimes against humanity was adapted by Abe Kōbō from the diaries of real prisoners
Dora heita by Kon Ichikawa ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new magistrate cleans up a corrupt town in his own comic samurai way
The Tokyo trial ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary film on the International Military Tribunal for the Far East Tokyo war crimes trial -- presenting a clear, concise history of the events from the Sino-Japanese War of 1894 through 1952--organized and illustrated with footage that both documents the events and brings to life the people and actions during a turbulent period
Red garden ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An odd string of suicides surrounds a private institution on Roosevelt Island. On the night a classmate dies, Kate, Rachel, Rose and Claire wake with no memories of the evenings' events. Includes episodes 5-8
Red garden ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All Kate, Rachel, Rose, and Claire want to do is get back into their bodies and resume their normal high school lives. The problem is, as the undead, they have a job to do: kill the strange beasts that lurk in the streets of New York City
 
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Kobajaschi, Masaki 1916-1996
Kobayashi, Masaki.
Kobayashi, Masaki 1916-
Kobayashi, Masaki 1916-1996
Masaki Kobayashi.
Masaki Kobayashi 1916-1996
コバヤシ, マサキ 1916-1996
小林 正樹 1916-1996
小林正樹 1916-1996
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