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Janus Films

Works: 1,409 works in 3,280 publications in 7 languages and 195,361 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Legends  Film and video adaptations  Documentary films  Biographical films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer
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 1950 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 2,047 libraries worldwide
"When a man is murdered & his wife raped, the people involved gave four different versions of how it all happened."
M by Fritz Lang( visu )
19 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in German and English and held by 1,840 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 )
17 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,817 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 1,694 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 )
20 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 1,555 libraries worldwide
Set in England in the latter half of the 15th century, recounts the rise to the throne of the physically and morally deformed Richard and his fall at the hands of Richmond and his allies
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
20 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 1,462 libraries worldwide
A 16th century Japanese village hires professional warriors to fend off bandits. When the samurai arrive, a spectacular series of battle begins
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 1,459 libraries worldwide
Guido est cinéaste. En panne d'inspiration, il se réfugie alternativement dans une cure thermale, dans ses souvenirs d'enfance, dans des problèmes sentimentaux passablement confus entre sa femme Luisa et sa maîtressse Carla, ou encore dans le rêve, avec Claudia. La ronde finale emportera tout ce monde sans que le problème soit vraiment résolu
Amarcord by Federico Fellini( visu )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Italian and held by 1,432 libraries worldwide
"In his carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Federico Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nino Rota's classic, nostalgia-tinged score." -- Container
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( visu )
20 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,403 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
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais( visu )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in French and English and held by 1,357 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
The third man by Carol Reed( visu )
12 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and held by 1,311 libraries worldwide
An out-of-work American writer, Holly Martins, arrives in post-war Vienna that has been divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has led to a flourishing black market. He has come to join his old friend Harry Lime, who has offered him a job. On arrival he discovers that Lime has recently dies in a traffic accident. In talking to Lime's friends and associates, Martins notices that their stories are inconsistent, and sets out to discover what really happened to Harry Lime
Grey Gardens ( visu )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 1,301 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
Kumonosujō Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
7 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in Japanese and held by 1,282 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
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai ( visu )
5 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in Japanese and held by 1,246 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 )
5 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in Swedish and held by 1,240 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
Ugetsu by Kenji Mizoguchi( visu )
18 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 1,192 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
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,173 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
Orfeu negro Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( visu )
16 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
Orfeo is a street-car conductor in Rio de Janeiro in love with Eurydice, a country girl who has come to the city for Carnival. Eurydice is pursued by a mysterious stranger, and when she is killed, Orfeo attempts to contact her in the land of the dead
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( visu )
17 editions published between 1938 and 2008 in English and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
The story of Professor Henry Higgins' efforts to make Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl, into an elegant lady of society
Umberto D by Vittorio De Sica( visu )
11 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in Italian and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
A retired civil servant struggles to live on a meager pension. Evicted from his boarding house, Umberto maintains his diginity, in isolation except for the priceless companionship of his dog
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
English (94)
Japanese (67)
Italian (58)
German (18)
Portuguese (16)
Swedish (5)
French (4)
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