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Janus Films

Overview
Works: 1,304 works in 4,987 publications in 7 languages and 223,861 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Short films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Samurai films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, Producer, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Janus Films
Publications by Janus Films
Most widely held works by Janus Films
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
29 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 2,279 libraries worldwide
Four people involved in the murder of a gentleman in feudal Japan and the seduction of his wife report differing views of what actually happened
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( visu )
28 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,823 libraries worldwide
Follows an aged doctor's journey through a compelling landscape of dream and memory as he travels to receive an honorary degree. Haunting flashbacks and incidents along the way force him to confront his life and its failings
Richard III by William Shakespeare( visu )
31 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 1,678 libraries worldwide
Richard III: 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
Amarcord by Federico Fellini( visu )
28 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in Italian and held by 1,630 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
Le ballon rouge = The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse( visu )
20 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
A young boy in Paris makes friends with a red balloon that has a mind of its own
M ( visu )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in German and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
A psychopathic murderer of young girls terrorizes a German city causing public hysteria and intense police investigations, which in turn disrupts organized crime. The contrasting worlds of the police and the underworld are juxtaposed as they both resolve to hunt, capture, and try the murderer
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in French and English and held by 772 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Antoine Doinet lives in a cramped apartment with his mother and stepfather, neglected by them and unlucky at school. Living an intense imaginative life of his own he gets into trouble and is finally committed to reform school from which he escapes and runs towards the sea, which he has never seen
Lord of the flies ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
A group of boys, ages 6 to 12, survives a plane crash and becomes stranded on a deserted island. Ralph, Piggy and the others attempt to govern themselves, a task at which they fail disastrously. Two leaders--one civilized, one depraved--epitomize the forces of good against evil. In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding's legendary novel on 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 third man by Carol Reed( visu )
16 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
Hunted by men... Sought by women! Orson Welles stars in this classic spy thriller. An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has lead to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Lime's friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent, and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( visu )
13 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in Italian and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo) turns one man's artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for 8 1/2 was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini's masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act
Black Orpheus ( visu )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in Portuguese and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero
La passion de Jeanne D'Arc = The passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( visu )
5 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in French and English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Based on original transcripts recorded during the eighteen-month-long trial of Jeanne d'Arc, Dreyer's film explores the spiritual realities or delusions that may have inspired the young Joan of Arc to lead an army against France's English invaders. The close-up of the tear-stained face of Marie Falconetti in Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of the most iconic images of the silent era. Dreyer's film brings a rigorous formal style, exquisite cinematography, and striking architectural sets to bear on the moral questions that surround Joan, her judges, and her ultimate fate. Falconetti had never appeared in films before and would never act again, but her performance here is ranked among the greatest creations of cinema
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In 16th century Japan a group of seven samurai warriors save a little village from annihilation at the hands of a gang of bandits
Hamlet ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In Shakespeare's classic drama exploring madness, guilt, justice and self-perception, Denmark's Prince Hamlet feigns madness in order to catch his father's killer
 
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ヤヌス・フィルムズ
Languages
English (59)
Italian (41)
Japanese (31)
Swedish (27)
French (22)
German (10)
Portuguese (7)
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