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Janus Films

Works: 1,219 works in 4,323 publications in 8 languages and 220,572 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Biographical films  Animated films  History  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, Producer, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Janus Films
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

25 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four people describe the murder of a nobleman and the rape of his wife with each person's testimoy contradicting the other's
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

27 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in German and English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a drama based on the actual case of the Dusseldorf murderer recounting the hunt by the law and the underworld for a psychopathic murderer of young girls
Lord of the flies by William Golding( Visual )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,891 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
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Street-car conductor Mello and country-girl Dawn fall in love in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,870 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet is Shakespeare's towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

28 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Acting, Laurence Olivier: In this program from the BBC2, Kenneth Tynan interviews Laurence Olivier, with special emphasis on some of the highlights of his distinguished career and Shakespeare films, with excerpts from the films "Henry V", "Hamlet", "Richard III", "Othello", and "The Entertainer"
Amarcord by Federico Fellini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in Italian and held by 1,628 WorldCat member 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
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

12 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,602 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
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 1,590 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 1,483 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 )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and held by 1,474 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
La règle du jeu : fantaisie dramatique de Jean Renoir = The rules of the game : a dramatic fantasy by Jean Renoir( Visual )

26 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complicated love intrigues among the high society guests at a weekend house party outside Paris are mirrored by parallel activities among the servants, showing the illness of a society locked into frivolous and futile social games
Beauty and the beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in French and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Cocteau's sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's fairy-tale masterpiece--in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast--is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder
Le ballon rouge = The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse( Visual )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red balloon (34 min.) describes a little boy's friendship with a magical red balloon as they have adventures in the streets of Paris. The boy must save the balloon, however, from a gang of urchins who want to destroy it. White Mane (38 min.) tells the story about a boy in the south of France who wins the friendship of a proud wild stallion and together they escape into the sea from the attacks of ranchers
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

16 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 1,297 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
La passion de Jeanne d'Arc = Passion of Joan of Arc by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )

17 editions published between 1928 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Drame historique évoquant le procès et la mort de Jeanne d'Arc. Ce film disparu à la suite d'un incendie, on en retrouve une copie en 1981 dans une institution psychiatrique à Oslo en Norvège. En 1988, le compositeur Richard Einhorn écrit un oratorio inspiré par ce film : Visions of Light. Ces deux oeuvres, le film et l'oratorio, se trouvent réunies pour la première fois dans ce vidéo. Avec Renée Falconetti, Antonin Artaud
Tōkyō monogatari = Tokyo story by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

14 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in Japanese and held by 1,294 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
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in French and English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This François Truffaut's first feature is the partially autobiographical story of a 12-year-old boy, unhappy at home and at school, who finds himself in a detention centre ; he finally escapes and keeps running. Starring Jean-Pierre Lead, Claire Maurier, Albert Remy
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RashōmonMLord of the fliesSmultronstället = Wild strawberriesRichard III8 1/2Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Beauty and the beast