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Criterion Collection (Firm)

Works: 1,589 works in 3,480 publications in 8 languages and 377,226 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 by Criterion Collection (Firm)
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 2,349 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 third man by Carol Reed ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,963 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
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Swedish and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antonius Block is a knight, who along with his squire, are returning home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. Antonius challenges Death to a chess game for his life. Antonius and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval that the plague has caused
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, who senses treachery behind his father's death
M by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,712 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 )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,604 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
La bataille d'Alger The battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in French and Arabic and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film is considered one of the most influential political films in history, by Gillo Pontecorvo. Vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, etc. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them
The red shoes by Michael Powell ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A young ballerina is torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario who is determined to fashion her into a great dancer."--Container
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,492 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 1,414 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
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in French and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duty and honor conflict in a German prisoner-of-war camp. An aristocratic French officer becomes friends with the German commandant, a fellow aristocrat, while simultaneously cooperating with his French commoner comrades in a daring escape attempt
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 1,384 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 1,331 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 )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A nice, tweedy old English woman disappears from her compartment on a European train. A young woman who wonders why becomes frantic when everyone tells her there never was such a person. A young man comes to her aid and they solve a criss-cross puzzle of espoinage, counter-espionage and attempted assassination
Brazil by Terry Gilliam ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme, a daydreaming bureaucrat who is involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mysterious woman becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. This is the original 142 minute director's cut edition of the film assembled from both the European and American versions
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,247 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 )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 1,246 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 )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Swedish and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A distinguished professor emeritus who lives alone with his housekeeper can only come to terms with his egocentricity by traveling back in time to his earliest youth, finding there the seeds of his failure as husband, lover, father. This film deals with the phenomena of old age wherein childhood memories return with ever-increasing clarity while great stretches of the prime of life vanish into obscurity
Orfeu negro Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in Portuguese and English and held by 1,221 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 )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his unforgettable rendering of Walter Lord's book of the same name, A Night To Remember, 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
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