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Janus Films

Works: 2,429 works in 5,940 publications in 6 languages and 227,609 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Samurai films  History  Biographical films  Rubble films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, prn, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Janus Films
Lord of the flies by Peter Brook( Visual )

23 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,873 WorldCat member 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
Rashomon = Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

21 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois hommes, un bonze, un bûcheron et un domestique s'abritent d'une pluie torrentielle sous le portique d'un temple abandonné. Ils évoquent un fait divers récent qui a donné lieu à un procès: un samouraï et son épouse, traversant la forêt, auraient été agressé par un bandit, lequel aurait tué l'homme et violé la femme. Quatre témoignages, partant de ces faits, en donnent des récits contradictoires
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

36 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 1,680 WorldCat member 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
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

11 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Called the greatest film of all time by director Francois Truffaut, this legendary documentary from 1955, was directed by Alain Resnais, one of the pivotal figures in the 'New Wave' that revolutionised French cinema in the 1950s. Though only thirty minutes in length, the film is devastating in its impact. Night and Fog refers to the arrival of prisoners in Auschwitz under the cover of darkness and also the ultimate failure of the Nazis at Nuremberg to take responsibility for it. Written by Jean Cayrol, a holocaust survivor, and poetically narrated by Michel Bouquet, its gruesome images seem like a surreal nightmare."--Kanopy
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in Swedish and held by 1,586 WorldCat member 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

22 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 1,544 WorldCat member 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
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

29 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,380 WorldCat member 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
8 1/2( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 1,283 WorldCat member 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 passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

10 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En Rouen, 1431, tiene lugar el proceso contra Juana, una joven de diecinueve años que asegura ser envíada de Dios para salvar Francia. En la sala del Tribunal se enfrenta a una cohorte de teólogos y jueces que la interrogan sobre sus visiones de San Miguel. Preguntada acerca de su atuendo masculino, responde que se lo quitará cuando haya cumplido su misión
Umberto D. by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

13 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a government pensioner living alone who strives to retain a sense of dignity in his elder years
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member 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
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

11 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in Japanese and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tokyo Story follows an aging couple, Tomi and Sukichi, on their journey from their rural village to visit their two married children in bustling, post-war Tokyo. Their reception is disappointing: too busy to entertain them, their children send them off to a health spa. After Tomi falls ill she and Sukichi return home, while the children, grief-stricken, hasten to be with her
El norte = The North by Gregory Nava( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva: Nava's 1972 award-winning thirty-minute student film, based on the life of Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, depicting the life of a fictional poet caught in the Spanish Civil War and jailed, but then set free on the condition he leaves his country and never returns
The third man by Graham Greene( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in post-war Vienna, an American western-adventure writer searches for a friend who turns out to be the king-pin of the Austrian black market
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Rashomon = Rashōmon
Rashomon = RashōmonRichard IIISmultronstället = Wild strawberriesKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)8 1/2La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of ArcUmberto D.Sullivan's travelsTōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story
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English (71)

Japanese (53)

Italian (46)

Swedish (20)

French (16)

Spanish (8)