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Janus Films

Works: 1,224 works in 2,901 publications in 7 languages and 193,115 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Legends  Film and video adaptations  Documentary films  Biographical films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Producer, fds, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Janus Films
Publications by Janus Films
Most widely held works by Janus Films
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
20 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 2,403 libraries worldwide
Four people describe the murder of a nobleman and the rape of his wife with each person's testimoy contradicting the other's
M by Fritz Lang( visu )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in German and English and held by 1,817 libraries worldwide
Presents a drama based on the actual case of the Dusseldorf murderer recounting the hunt by the law and the underworld for a psychopathic murderer of young girls
Lord of the flies by William Golding( visu )
16 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,781 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
11 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,664 libraries worldwide
Hamlet is Shakespeare's towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
Richard III by William Shakespeare( visu )
19 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 1,531 libraries worldwide
Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
20 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 1,455 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 1,446 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
Amarcord by Federico Fellini( visu )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Italian and held by 1,431 libraries worldwide
Memories of episodes about love, sex, politics, family life and growing up in a small Italian town in the 1930's
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais( visu )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in French and English and held by 1,347 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
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( visu )
18 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in Italian and held by 1,346 libraries worldwide
Story about the search for woman who goes missing while on a yacht cruise off the coast of Sicily. Her boyfriend and best friend end up finding each other instead
The third man by Carol Reed( visu )
12 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 1,309 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
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
8 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
Presents an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in feudal Japan. A Samurai lord kills his master and usurps his power in fulfillment of a witch's prophecy
Grey Gardens ( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 1,278 libraries worldwide
After Grey Gardens spawned everything from a midnight-movie cult following to a Broadway musical to an upcoming Hollywood adaptation, the filmmakers went back to their vaults to create this tribute to both the Beale women and their legion of fans. This edition includes the original documentary, Grey Gardens along with the unseen archival footage for the 2006 documentary, Beales of Grey Gardens
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai ( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 1,248 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 ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Swedish and held by 1,235 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
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
18 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
In sixteenth century Japan a village potter and his brother-in-law set out for the city to seek their fortunes in the spoils of war. Their neglected wives suffer the bitter consequences of their husbands' ambition as one is murdered by soldiers and the other is raped and becomes a prostitute
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( visu )
17 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in French and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
Sensitively recreating the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, petty crime, and a friendship that would last a lifetime
Orfeu negro Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( visu )
22 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery--that what the downtrodden need most is laughter
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( visu )
16 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in English and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
A cranky professor takes a bet that he can turn flower-seller Eliza Doolittle into a 'proper lady' in no time
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English (90)
Japanese (67)
Italian (43)
Portuguese (22)
French (21)
German (17)
Swedish (4)
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