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Criterion Collection (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,543 works in 4,791 publications in 9 languages and 444,711 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Animated films  Filmed plays 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher, 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)
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 2,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurosaws?s Seven Samurai [Shichinin no samurai] tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This film weaves philosophy and entertainment, human emotions with relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 2,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune, to the Western world"--Container
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Swedish and English and held by 2,146 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 )

10 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime-- and thus begins this legendary tale of love, deception, and murder
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social melodrama based on the Dusseldorf child murders of 1929. A psychotic child murderer is brought to justice by the Berlin underworld
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo( Visual )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,784 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 cafs. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed
Lord of the flies by Peter Brook( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty English schoolboys are stranded on an uncharted island at the start of the "next" war. With no adults present, they quickly turn into savages
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

17 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in Portuguese and English and held by 1,694 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
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling to receive an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and accept the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries captures a startling voyage of self-discovery and renewed belief in mankind
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in French and English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic anti-war film, French prisoners of war in World War I are determined to escape from their German captor - an officer and gentleman in the Prussian tradition
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

10 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina who's torn between the demands of career and love
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

25 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 39 Steps is a heart-racing spy story by Alfred Hitchcock, following Richard Hannay, who stumbles into a conspiracy that thrusts him into a hectic chase across the Scotish moors. A chase in which he is both the pursuer and the pursued, as well as into an expected romance with the cool Pamela
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellini's autobiographically-inspired film about a famous film director (Guido Anselmi) who loses his inspiration in the midst of making a film, and retreats into his memories and fantasies
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps' quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage. With Night and Fog, Resnais investigates the cyclical nature of man's violence toward man and presents the unsettling suggestion that such horrors could come again
Hoop dreams by Steve James( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,525 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 Road by John Hillcoat( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Italian and Lithuanian and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a fragile girl who falls in love with a brutal circus performer she was sold to by her mother
Beauty and the beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

17 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restoration of the original 1946 French film, telling the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Jean Renoir( Visual )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered one of the greatest films ever made, The Rules of the Game, by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners in which a weekend at a marquis' country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances. The film has had a tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after the violent response of the premiere audience in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II; it wasn't reconstructed until 1959. That version, which has stunned viewers for decades, is presented here"--Container
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fourteen year old boy suffering from neglect finds ways to conceal his true life by skipping school and losing himself in other activities
 
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La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers
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