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Criterion Collection (Firm)

Works: 1,840 works in 7,752 publications in 7 languages and 484,089 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Comedy films  War films  Historical films  Samurai films  Documentary films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher, prn, rsr, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Criterion Collection (Firm)
Publications by Criterion Collection (Firm)
Most widely held works about Criterion Collection (Firm)
Most widely held works by Criterion Collection (Firm)
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
23 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 2,585 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
La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo( visu )
13 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,736 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 cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed
The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,676 libraries worldwide
The Tenenbaum children were all child prodigies who grew into eccentric adults. They reunite when their estranged father decides to make amends with his wife and children
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
26 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
Follows the escapades of Richard Hanney, who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( visu )
16 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in Swedish and English and held by 1,633 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
Hoop dreams ( visu )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,341 libraries worldwide
Follows the high school careers of two young, African-American men from inner-city Chicago as they pursue their dream of playing professional basketball
M ( visu )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in German and held by 1,089 libraries worldwide
A serial killer of children in a small German town is hunted by the townspeople, but it is the criminal underworld that brings him to trial
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( visu )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in French and English and held by 872 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
The red shoes ( visu )
3 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
A dancer is so compelled to dance it overrides all other interests in her life
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 )
10 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Un escritor de novelas baratas llega a una Viena de posguerra dividida en sectores por los aliados. Su amigo del colegio, Harry Lime, le ha ofrecido un trabajo, pero al llegar a la fiesta donde quedaron para reunirse, descubre que este ha muerto en un extraño accidente de trafico. Hablando con amigos y socios, el escritor se da cuenta de que algunas de las historias sobre su muerte son inconscientes y se decide a investigar lo que ocurrio en realidad
Nuit et brouillard ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Filmed in 1955 at Auschwitz, Alain Resnais combines color footage with black and white newsreels and stills to tell the story of not just the Holocaust, but the horror of man's brutal inhumanity
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( visu )
6 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in Italian and English and held by 14 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
La strada ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in Italian and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampanò, a brutal traveling strong man. They join up with a traveling circus where Zampanò encounters his old rival, tightrope artist the Fool
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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