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Criterion Collection (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,866 works in 5,167 publications in 9 languages and 451,675 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Filmed plays  Biographical films  Historical films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher, prn, rsr, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications by Criterion Collection (Firm)
Most widely held works about Criterion Collection (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Criterion Collection (Firm)
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
21 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 2,605 libraries worldwide
Kurosaws?s Seven Samurai [Shichinin no samurai] tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This film weaves philosophy and entertainment, human emotions with relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
18 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 2,522 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
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( visu )
19 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Swedish and English and held by 2,158 libraries worldwide
"After a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight challenges Death to a fateful game of chess" -- Container
The third man by Carol Reed( visu )
10 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,959 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
M by Fritz Lang( visu )
16 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,805 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
11 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,801 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, who senses treachery behind his father's death
Lord of the flies by Peter Brook( visu )
7 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,739 libraries worldwide
A group of English boys are stranded on an uninhabited island when the plane that is evacuating them from a war-threatened England crash lands. Without adult supervision, the boys regress to savagery
La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo( visu )
16 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,737 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeriaś 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
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( visu )
18 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,701 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
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( visu )
12 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,652 libraries worldwide
A distinguished professor emeritus traveling to receive an honorary degree, 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 the film captures a startling voyage of self-discovery and renewed belief in mankind
The red shoes by Michael Powell( visu )
11 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 1,627 libraries worldwide
A dancer is so compelled to dance it overrides all other interests in her life
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( visu )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in French and English and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
Classic anti-war film, French prisoners of war in World War I are determined to escape from their German captor - an officer and gentleman in the Prussian tradition
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
25 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,601 libraries worldwide
Follows the escapades of Richard Hanney, who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( visu )
11 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and held by 1,556 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
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( visu )
10 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 1,539 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
La strada = The road by Federico Fellini( visu )
13 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Italian and Lithuanian and held by 1,501 libraries worldwide
There has never been a face quite like that of Giulietta Masina. Her husband, the legendary Federico Fellini, directs her as Gelsomina in La strada, the film that launched them both to international stardom. Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampan (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampan encounters an old rival in highwire artist the Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point. With La strada, Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide. The Criterion Collection is proud to present La strada, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1956
Belle et la Bête = Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau( visu )
16 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,467 libraries worldwide
A restoration of the original 1946 French film, telling the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Michel Leiris( visu )
18 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,455 libraries worldwide
"Considered one of the greatest films ever made, The Rules of the Game, by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners in which a weekend at a marquis' country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances. The film has had a tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after the violent response of the premiere audience in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II; it wasn't reconstructed until 1959. That version, which has stunned viewers for decades, is presented here"--Container
Hoop dreams by Steve James( visu )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,405 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 last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 1,389 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
 
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