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The Resource Postwar Kurosawa, directed by Akira Kurosawa ; produced by Toei Company, Toho Company, Shochiku Company ; distributed by Eclipse from Criterion

Postwar Kurosawa, directed by Akira Kurosawa ; produced by Toei Company, Toho Company, Shochiku Company ; distributed by Eclipse from Criterion

Label
Postwar Kurosawa
Title
Postwar Kurosawa
Statement of responsibility
directed by Akira Kurosawa ; produced by Toei Company, Toho Company, Shochiku Company ; distributed by Eclipse from Criterion
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • jpn
  • eng
  • jpn
Summary
  • No Regrets For Our Youth. Yukie, the spoiled bourgeois daughter of a university professor, begins a soul-searching journey that takes her from the elegance of Kyoto to the peasant farms of impoverished rural Japan, the rise and fall of ultranationalism corresponding with her own moral awakening
  • One Wonderful Sunday. Yuzo and Masako, a middle-class couple suffering from economic postwar decline, meet on Sunday in Tokyo with only thirty-five yen to spend. Kurosawa alternates sadness and joy in his depiction of these young lovers adjusting to their nation's new financial realities
  • Scandal. In Kurosawa's look at the abuse of freedom of speech, painter Ichiro (Toshiro Mifune) and popular singer Miyako (Yoshiko Yamaguchi) are photographed together by a paparazzo at a retreat, and are wrongly accused by tabloid journalists of having an affair. Ichiro sues for libel, but his desperate, crooked lawyer Hiruta (Takashi Shimura), playing both sides, doesn't come to his defense
  • The idiot. In Kurosawa's adaptation and update of Dostoyevsky's classic novel, the childlike ex-POW Kinji (Masayuki Mori) returns home after the war only to become trapped in an existential love quadrangle. Toshiro Mifune and Setsuko Hara also contribute haunting performances in this tale of otherworldly purity
  • I Live in Fear. In Kurosawa's evocation of nuclear-age anxieties, Toshiro Mifune transforms himself into a wizened Tokyo patriarch so paralyzed by fear of the atomic bomb that he alienates his entire extended family and recedes from society
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
TYC
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Waga seishun ni kui nashi
  • Subarashiki nichiyōbi
  • Shūbun
  • Hakuchi (Motion picture)
  • Kohayagawa-ke no aki
  • Ikimono no kiroku
Credits note
No Regrets For Our Youth: screenplay by Eijiro Hisaita ; music by Tadashi Hattori. One Wonderful Sunday: screenplay by Keinosuke Uekusa ; music by Tadashi Hattori. Scandal: screenplay by Ryuzo Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa ; music by Fumio Hayasaka. The Idiot: screenplay by Eijiro Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa ; music by Fumio Hayasaka. I Live in Fear: screenplay by Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa, Hideo Oguni ; music by Fumio Hayasaka
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
In Japanese, with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997 .A1
LC item number
K87 2007
PerformerNote
Setsuko Hara, Susumu Fujita, Denjirō Ōkōchi, Haruko Sugimura, Eiko Miyoshi
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1910-1998
  • 1920-2015
  • 1912-1991
  • 1898-1962
  • 1909-1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kurosawa, Akira
  • Hara, Setsuko
  • Fujita, Susumu
  • Ōkōchi, Denjirō
  • Sugimura, Haruko
  • Miyoshi, Eiko
  • Tōei Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Shōchiku Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
593
Series statement
Eclipse
Series volume
series 7
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Motion pictures, Japanese
  • Foreign films
  • Manners and customs
  • Japan
  • Foreign films
  • Motion pictures, Japanese
Technique
live action
Label
Postwar Kurosawa, directed by Akira Kurosawa ; produced by Toei Company, Toho Company, Shochiku Company ; distributed by Eclipse from Criterion
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[disc 1] Waga seishun ni kui nashi = No regrets for our youth (110 min.) -- [disc 2] Subarashiki nichiyōbi = One Wonderful Sunday (1947) (109 min.) -- [disc 3] Shūbun = Scandal (1950) (105 min.) -- [disc 4] Hakuchi = The Idiot (1951) (166 min.) -- [disc 5] Ikimono no kiroku = I Live in Fear (1955) (103 min.)
Control code
ocn191825766
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (593 min.)
Isbn
9781604650020
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515027021
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • ECL030
  • ECL031-ECL035
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Dolby digital mono., Region 1, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Postwar Kurosawa, directed by Akira Kurosawa ; produced by Toei Company, Toho Company, Shochiku Company ; distributed by Eclipse from Criterion
Publication
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[disc 1] Waga seishun ni kui nashi = No regrets for our youth (110 min.) -- [disc 2] Subarashiki nichiyōbi = One Wonderful Sunday (1947) (109 min.) -- [disc 3] Shūbun = Scandal (1950) (105 min.) -- [disc 4] Hakuchi = The Idiot (1951) (166 min.) -- [disc 5] Ikimono no kiroku = I Live in Fear (1955) (103 min.)
Control code
ocn191825766
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (593 min.)
Isbn
9781604650020
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515027021
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • ECL030
  • ECL031-ECL035
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Dolby digital mono., Region 1, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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