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Criterion Collection (Firm)

Works: 1,503 works in 3,040 publications in 5 languages and 361,819 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Case studies  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Detective and mystery films  Spy films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Criterion Collection (Firm)
Publications by Criterion Collection (Firm)
Most widely held works by Criterion Collection (Firm)
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 2,307 libraries worldwide
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star
The third man by Carol Reed( visu )
7 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,966 libraries worldwide
Amerikalı ucuz roman yazarı Holly Martins, eski dostu Harry Lime'in çağrısı üzerine savaş sonrası Viyana'sına gelir. Gelir gelmez de arkadaşının bir trafik kazasında öldüğünü öğrenir. Fakat göremediği arkadaşının sevgilisiyle tanıştıktan sonra, Lime'in kayboluş öyküsünü araştırmaya karar verir
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( visu )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 1,937 libraries worldwide
"After a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight challenges Death to a fateful game of chess"--Container
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( visu )
8 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,695 libraries worldwide
Hamlet is Shakespeare's towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
Lord of the flies by Peter Brook( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,570 libraries worldwide
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 red shoes by Michael Powell( visu )
9 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
A dancer is so compelled to dance it overrides all other interests in her life
La bataille d'Alger The battle of Algiers ( visu )
5 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in French and held by 1,540 libraries worldwide
The film is considered one of the most influential political films in history, by Gillo Pontecorvo. Vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, etc. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
19 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and held by 1,475 libraries worldwide
Follows the escapades of Richard Hanney, who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors
Shichinin no samurai Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Japanese and held by 1,415 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
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 1,412 libraries worldwide
Disc one contains Fellini's autobiographical film about a famous film director who loses his inspiration in the midst of making of film as well as an audio essay by Gideon Bachmann and Antonio Monda, an introduction by Terry Gilliam, and the theatrical trailer. Disc two features Fellini's rarely seen first film for television, an imagined documentary, as well as a documentary about Nino Rota, the maestro behind the music of Fellini's films, interviews, still photographs and production photos connected with the film
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
Filmed in 1955 at Auschwitz, 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
The lady vanishes by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
A nice, tweedy old English woman disappears from her compartment on a European train. A young woman who wonders why becomes frantic when everyone tells her there never was such a person. A young man comes to her aid and they solve a criss-cross puzzle of espoinage, counter-espionage and attempted assassination
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 1,310 libraries worldwide
This 94 minute version of Brazil, rearranged in the hope of making the film commercial, stands as a fascinating document to the power of editing to change a picture. Everything is different in this version, the only Brazil not cut by the director, Terry Gilliam. Sometimes known as the syndicated television version, it includes all the cuts and changes Gilliam refused to make, from the alternate opening to the infamous happy ending
La règle du jeu by Michel Leiris( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in French and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
Includes 2 pamphlets in pocket: pam. 1: 24 pages featuring writings by Jean Renoir, Francois Truffaut, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bertrand Tavernier, and an essay by Alexander Sesonske; pam. 2: List of films in the Criterion Collection with issue nos
Hoop dreams by Steve, $d 1955- James( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,305 libraries worldwide
Filmed over a five-year period, this documentary follows the lives of two inner-city kids with aspirations to play professional basketball
Smultronstället Wild strawberries ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Swedish and held by 1,228 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
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( visu )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,207 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
A night to remember by Roy Baker( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
It is 1912, and the White Star Line's new ship - the 'unsinkable' Titanic - is making its maiden voyage across the Atlantic from Southhampton to New York City. Unfortunately, the night of April 14-15, 1912 proves to be a night in which man's arrogant overconfidence in his technological creations was shaken to its core, as the legendary ship collides with an iceberg in the North Atlantic. The much-touted watertight compartment system that supposedly rendered it 'unsinkable' was never designed to cope with such extensive damage, and the Titanic is doomed. Focusing on the accounts of most of the real people who sailed on the ship, it centers largely on the experiences of the ship's 2nd officer, C.H. Lightholler. With these accounts come frightening revelations about the ship - not only are there way too few lifeboats, but people are loaded into them according to their class - First before Steerage
Nanook of the North a story of life and love in the actual Arctic by Robert Joseph Flaherty( visu )
5 editions published between 1922 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
An early ethnographic documentary about a Canadian Eskimo family pitting their strength against a vast and inhospitable Arctic. Juxtaposes their struggle for survival against the elements of human warmth of the little family. Concludes with a 1958 interview with Frances Flaherty, the director's widow and co-editor of the film
The chronicle history of King Henry the Fift [sic] by William Shakespeare( visu )
14 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
"Adaptation of Shakespeare's patriotic historical drama that celebrates the English nation and the greatness of its King. Includes medieval battle sequences with a recreation of the Battle of Agincourt."
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