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小林正樹 1916-1996

Overview
Works: 159 works in 462 publications in 5 languages and 5,092 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Samurai films  Horror films  War films  Fantasy films  Epic films  Ghost films  Sports films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Actor, Restager , Scenarist, pmn, Film editor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by 小林正樹
Hara kiri (Seppuku) by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

59 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 905 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
Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

63 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 822 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
Jōiuchi : hairȳo tsuma shimatsu by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 546 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 by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

33 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trilogy of films on the fate of one man in Japan during the Second World War, castigating Japan's social system and the way it treated its soldiers, and portraying the horrors of the Russian prison camps. The hero, Kaji, is sent to administer a mining camp in occupied Manchuria (Pt. 1), then forced into military service during the final months of the War (Pt. 2), before finally surrendering and being sent to a Siberian P.O.W. camp (Pt. 3)
Dodesuka-den by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Japanese and held by 446 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
Kwaidan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Japanese and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. 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
Anata kaimasu( Visual )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 131 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 127 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
Kuroi kawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 127 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
Kabe atsuki heya( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Japanese and held by 125 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
The human condition( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masaki Kobayashi's mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Originally filmed and released in three parts, the nine-and-a-half-hour The human condition (Ningen no joken), adapted from Junpei Gomikawa's six-volume novel, tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji (handsome Japanese superstar Tatsuya Nakadai) 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. A raw indictment of its nation's wartime mentality as well as a personal existential tragedy, Kobayashi's riveting, gorgeously filmed epic is novelistic cinema at its best
The human condition( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masaki Kobayashi's mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Originally filmed and released in three parts, the nine-and-a-half-hour The human condition (Ningen no joken), adapted from Junpei Gomikawa's six-volume novel, tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji (handsome Japanese superstar Tatsuya Nakadai) 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. A raw indictment of its nation's wartime mentality as well as a personal existential tragedy, Kobayashi's riveting, gorgeously filmed epic is novelistic cinema at its best
The human condition( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Japanese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masaki Kobayashi's mammoth humanist drama is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Originally filmed and released in three parts, the nine-and-a-half-hour The human condition (Ningen no joken), adapted from Junpei Gomikawa's six-volume novel, tells of the journey of the well-intentioned yet naive Kaji (handsome Japanese superstar Tatsuya Nakadai) 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. A raw indictment of its nation's wartime mentality as well as a personal existential tragedy, Kobayashi's riveting, gorgeously filmed epic is novelistic cinema at its best
Toru Takemitsu by Charlotte Zwerin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996), well-known Japanese composer, wrote the scores for some of the most celebrated, seminal works of Japan's New Wave movement, and collaborated with Akira Kurosawa, Nagisa Oshima, Masahiro Shinoda, and Hiroshi Teshigahara--some very obsessive directors. Takemitsu emphasized the sound, images, and textures of natural living things, as he scored power struggles, paranoia, fractured family relations, and the two big subjects that often dominate the films his work accompanies: murder and suicide. Takemitsu's scores feature Japanese instruments and musical concepts, but he also used musician's performance techniques, engineering tweaks, and sometimes specific sound effects, which were performed, recorded, and edited into sharp musical statements for Japanese films that addressed issues heretofore rarely depicted in Japanese cinema. Interviews with Takemitsu, Teshigahara, Shinoda, Kobayashi and Oshima are illustrated with copious clips from their films
Human condition by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in Japanese and English and held by 86 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 by Masaki Kobayashi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 82 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
Masaki Kobayashi : against the system( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inheritance. 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
Dora heita( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koheita is a samurai with a reputation for debauchery, so his appointment as magistrate of the most corrupt township in Japan raises a few eyebrows on both sides of the law ... but is everything as it seems?
The Tokyo trial( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film on the International Military Tribunal for the Far East Tokyo war crimes trial. Presents a - 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
Kaidan = Kwaidan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After more than a decade of sober political dramas and social-minded periodpieces, the great Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi shifted gears dramatically for this rapturously stylized quartet of ghost stories. Featuring colorfully surreal sets and luminous cinematography, these haunting tales of demonic comeuppance and spiritual trials, adapted from writer Lafcadio Hearn's collections of Japanese folklore, are existentially frightening and meticulously crafted. 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hara kiri (Seppuku)
Alternative Names
Kobajaschi, Masaki 1916-1996

Kobajaši, Masaki 1916-1996

Kobayashi, Masaki.

Kobayashi, Masaki 1916-

Kobayashi, Masaki 1916-1996

Kobayashi, Masashi

Masaki, Kobayashi

Masaki Kobayashi 1916-1996

Masaki Kobayashi Film director

Masaki Kobayashi japanischer Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Masaki Kobayashi Japans filmregisseur

Masaki Kobayashi japoński reżyser filmowy

Masaki Kobayashi réalisateur japonais

Masaki Kobayashi regista giapponese

Masashi, Kobayashi

Μασάκι Κομπαγιάσι

Кобаяси, Масаки

Кобаясі Масакі Японський кінорежисер

מאסאקי קובאיאשי

ماساکی کوبایاشی کارگردان ژاپنی

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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Kwaidan