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Criterion Collection (Firm)

Works: 1,769 works in 3,927 publications in 7 languages and 387,986 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Case studies  Biography  Fiction  Detective and mystery films  Spy films  Motion pictures  Legends 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, rsr, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Criterion Collection (Firm)
Most widely held works by Criterion Collection (Firm)
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )
18 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 2,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film explores the murder of a man, the rape of his wife in a forest grove as seen from four different perspectives
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Swedish and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight challenges Death to a fateful game of chess"--Container
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )
7 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amerikalı ucuz roman yazarı Holly Martins, eski dostu Harry Lime'in çağrısı üzerine savaş sonrası Viyana'sına gelir. Gelir gelmez de arkadaşının bir trafik kazasında öldüğünü öğrenir. Fakat göremediği arkadaşının sevgilisiyle tanıştıktan sonra, Lime'in kayboluş öyküsünü araştırmaya karar verir
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )
8 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hamlet is Shakespeare's towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )
12 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fritz Lang's film M merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller
Lord of the flies by William Golding( Visual )
7 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding's legendary novel about the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot Lord of the Flies with an off-the-cuff naturalism, seeming to record a spontaneous eruption of its characters' ids. The result is a rattling masterpiece, as provocative as its source material
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )
10 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dancer is so compelled to dance it overrides all other interests in her life
La bataille d'Alger The battle of Algiers ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in French and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
21 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the escapades of Richard Hanney, who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc one contains Fellini's autobiographical film about a famous film director who loses his inspiration in the midst of making of film as well as an audio essay by Gideon Bachmann and Antonio Monda, an introduction by Terry Gilliam, and the theatrical trailer. Disc two features Fellini's rarely seen first film for television, an imagined documentary, as well as a documentary about Nino Rota, the maestro behind the music of Fellini's films, interviews, still photographs and production photos connected with the film
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, this piece documents the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz and Majdanek. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust and contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage
Hoop dreams by Steve, $d 1955- James( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed over a five-year period, this documentary follows the lives of two inner-city kids with aspirations to play professional basketball
The lady vanishes by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman on a train, enroute back to England from Switzerland, meets a charming older lady who promptly disappears. The other passengers deny ever having seen her, leading the young woman into a complex web of mystery and high adventure
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A daydreaming bureaucrat becomes involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman and becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The life of [Chinese] Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval within and without the walls of the Forbidden City"--Container
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 1,244 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
Smultronstället Wild strawberries ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in Swedish and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg--masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjöström--is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries dramatizes one man's remarkable voyage of self-discovery. This richly humane masterpiece, full of iconic imagery, is a treasure from the golden age of art-house cinema and one of the films that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to international acclaim
Orfeu negro Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )
11 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in Portuguese and English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning"--Container
A night to remember by Roy Baker( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his unforgettable rendering of Walter Lord's book of the same name, the acclaimed British director Roy Ward Baker depicts with sensitivity, awe, and a fine sense of tragedy the Titanic's final hours. Featuring remarkably restrained performances, A Night To Remember is cinema's subtlest, finest dramatization of this monumental twentieth-century catastrophe
Nanook of the North a story of life and love in the actual Arctic by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )
5 editions published between 1922 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the most influential documentaries ever made, and hailed as a masterpiece on its release in 1922, this portrayal of Eskimo culture follows the lives of Nanook and his family in their daily battle for survival in the frozen wastes of northern Canada. Flaherty succeeds in capturing the spirit of the Inuit people in scenes of matchless cinematic beauty." [Publisher's statement]
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