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Kino International Corporation

Works: 1,349 works in 3,559 publications in 7 languages and 150,607 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Dystopian films  Horror films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, prn, Producer, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Kino International Corporation
Most widely held works by Kino International Corporation
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

22 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drame de science-fiction. En l'an 2026, l'industriel Fredersen dirige les destinées d'une ville gigantesque d'une architecture ultra-moderne. Son fils Freder s'aventure dans les souterrains de la cité où il découvre un peuple d'ouvriers traités en esclaves dont le travail favorise la vie des privilégiés de la surface. Il s'éprend de Maria, une jeune fille qui prêche la bonne parole aux prolétaires. Un savant fou, Rotwan, enlève Maria pour qu'elle serve de modèle à un robot qu'il a conçu. Le robot s'anime sous cette forme féminine et se met à semer la révolte. Freder et Maria s'emploient à sauver les enfants des ouvriers d'une catastrophe provoquée par l'arrêt du travail
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

33 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive
Daughters of the dust by Alva Rogers( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1902, the Gullah Peazant family, descendants of slaves, live on the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina. Most of the family is moving to the mainland and to the North. Their departure causes upheaval within the family
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari : a film in six acts by Robert Wiene( Visual )

24 editions published between 1919 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality and illusion seem to lose their delineations when Dr. Caligari, the travelling hypnotist, comes to town. Truth & fiction, dreams & reality can indeed become intertangled!
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by Werner Herzog( Visual )

31 editions published between 1922 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first film version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The insatiable Transylvanian vampire, Count Orlock (Nosferatu), leaves his castle in the Carpathians and travels by ship to Bremen, bringing coffins filled with dirt and plague rats
Der blaue Engel = The blue angel by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

27 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in German and English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the early sound masterpieces of German cinema, this film made Marlene Dietrich an international star and helped assure director Joseph von Sternberg a place in cinematic history. The story is a gripping portrait of a middle-aged professor who is degraded by his obsession with a tawdry cafe entertainer
The wonderful, horrible life of Leni Riefenstahl by Ray Müller( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A spellbinding account of the woman best known as Hitler's moviemaker ... In this remarkable documentary, Leni Riefenstahl addresses her past for the first time on camera."--Container
Intolerance : a drama of comparisons by D. W Griffith( Visual )

16 editions published between 1916 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consists of four separate stories, all set in different periods of time, all with their own characters. Each story shows how hatred and intolerance have battled against love and charity throughout the ages. The fall of Babylon, the death of Christ, the massacre of the Huguenots, and a contemporary drama, are interwoven to unfold this common theme. Suffering of the innoscents makes the salvation of the current generation possible as Griffiths's view of history is determined by this film
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remains one of the most controversial films ever made. It was a landmark achievement in film history that combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African Americans. However flawed it now seems, it is undeniable that the film itself made history. Special features disc includes several Civil War shorts directed by D.W. Griffiths as well as archival material from a 1915 souvenir book and information on legal protests and scenes cut from the 1922 re-release
The Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

13 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odessa, 1905. La révolte éclate à bord du cuirassé Potemkine devant la mauvaise qualité de la nourriture. Des officiers sont jetés par-dessus bord mais la mutinerie est jugulée. La révolte gagne alors Odessa. C'est la fusillade sur le grand escalier. Elle ne pourra empêcher la fraternisation
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

14 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Lan feng zheng by Zhuangzhuang Tian( Visual )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in Chinese and No Linguistic content and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banned in China, this film is the most acclaimed and controversial to come out of the new Chinese cinema. Told from the perspective of a young boy, Tietou, it traces the fate of a Beijing family and their neighbors through the political and social upheavals in 1950's and 60's China
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the major works of German silent cinema, Murnau's class drama depicts the fall of the respected, aging, hotel doorman of a posh 1920s Berlin hotel, who is cruelly stripped of his position and reduced to a bathroom attendant, before his fortunes turn and he becomes a millionaire. The film was groundbreaking for its expressive, mobile camera work, which imparts information visually, without subtitles. The camera on a trolley glides, rises, zooms, or weaves where the story takes it. The camera takes part in the action and becomes a character in the drama
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

19 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Sherlock Jr.] Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Broken blossoms or The yellow man and the girl by D. W Griffith( Visual )

19 editions published between 1919 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father. Nursing her back to health, tragedy results when an unspoken romance flowers between them
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever
Kynodontas = Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Greek, Modern and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darkly surreal look at three teenagers confined to an isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen by their parents - an alternately hilarious and nightmarish experiment of manipulation and oppression
The Pianist by Roman Polanski( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in French and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of Erika, a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. After subtly tormenting her students at a Vienna conservatory and battling her domineering mother in an undeclared war at home, Erika seeks solitary release through nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicted masochistic experiments. Drawn to Erika's unrelenting perfectionism, Walter, a vain and handsome young student, tragically mistakes her unraveling sanity for growing ardor. After an unspeakably cruel assault on another conservatory student, Erika and Walter's perverse courtship explodes."--Container
Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely?
A delicate balance by Edward Albee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle aged couple, Agnes and Tobias, find themselves at odds with Agnes' alcoholic sister Clair, their divorce-prone daughter Julia, and their neurotic best friends, Edna and Harry
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