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Public Media Home Vision

Works: 133 works in 173 publications in 6 languages and 5,563 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Action and adventure films  Samurai films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Historical films  War films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Public Media Home Vision
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in Japanese and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four different versions of an incident in which a man is murdered and his wife is raped
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely acclaimed as his crowning Shakespearean film performance, Sir Laurence Olivier's Richard III is the notorious tale of Richard of Gloucester, the deformed devil who connives, backstabs, and woos his way to the top of the royal heap, but whose treachery eventually lands him on the fields of Bosworth, dying and screaming, "A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!"
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, 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 three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa, featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura, seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope
Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy Hiller plays Major Barbara, an idealistic Salvation Army soldier dedicated to saving the poor from the abuses of the rich. Her wealthy father donates a large sum of money to the Army shelter. Disillusioned, Barbara quits the shelter and only after visiting her fathers's factory where the workers are treated well, does she discover that "the greatest of all our evils and the worst of our crimes is poverty."
Toulouse-Lautrec by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Produced in conjunction with an exhibition of Toulouse-Lautrec's works at London's Royal Academy, consisting chiefly of his prints, this program documents the life and work of the artist through historic photographs and location shots of Montmartre, with commentaries by artists, critics and scholars on a selection of the exhibited prints
The face of Russia( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the art and culture of Russia in a journey across history, encompassing Russia's architecture, paintings, music, literature and cinema. Part 1 examines icon painting, the first Russian art form, and reveals the spiritual ideas that have animated Russia for 1000 years, and witnesses recent restorations of churches and monasteries from Kiev to the Kremlin. Part 2 examines Russian architecture from Eastern-inspired onion domes to Western-type palaces. Also looks at the work of Gogol who revealed the human suffering behind Russia's facade. His Dead Souls inspired 19th-century radicals and Soviet dissidents, and continues to influence Russian artists today. Part 3 explores Russian music and cinema and looks at how new media forms are shaping Russia today. Musorgsky's opera Boris Godunov dramatized the conflict between power and the people. Sergei Eisentsein retold history with silent films of such power that they became more real than actual events
Wozzeck : an opera in 3 acts and 15 scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in German and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story encompassing the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expresionist movement. Wozzeck is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands
Donatello, 1386-1466 : the first modern sculptor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a close-up look at the life and works of Donatello, the greatest sculptor of the early Italian Renaissance. Discusses the artist's inventive techniques and includes commentary by notable twentieth-century sculptors
Narayamabushi kō = The ballad of Narayama by Shōhei Imamura( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in Japanese and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Ballad of Narayama, one of Japans' most moving legends. The story of a loving son in a impoverished region who must follow the cruel custom of abandoning his mother to the mountain gods as she turns 70
Minbo no onna = Anti-extortion woman by Jūzō Itami( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feisty and resourceful woman lawyer is hired by a big hotel to deal with extortionists, and transforms timid hotel staff into an effective anti-yakuza task force
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: A girl mysteriously disappears on a yachting trip. While her lover and her best friend search for her across Italy, they begin an affair. Antonioni's penetrating study of the idle upper class offers stinging observations on spiritual isolation and the many meanings of love. Criterion is proud to present this milestone of film grammar in a new Special Edition double-disc set."--Website
Les Diaboliques = The devils by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

in French and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery drama about murder in a private school for boys. The wife and mistress of a tyrannical headmaster dispose of him only to be mystified by the disappearance of his body and ghostly hints of his presence
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American writer goes to Europe to look for a friend but instead finds death and intrigue on the trail of black marketeers
La symphonie pastorale = Pastoral symphony by Jean Delannoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A well-meaning Swiss pastor takes a blind orphan into his home in a mountain village. As she grows into a beautiful woman, his passion for her destroys the happiness of his wife and son
Tsubaki Sanjūrō = Sanjuro by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan's evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a 'proper' samurai on its ear"--Container
Popiół i diament = Ashes and diamonds by Andrzej Wajda( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in Polish and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maciek, a young Resistance fighter, is ordered to kill Szczuka, a Communist district leader, on the last day of World War II. Though killing has been easy for him in the past, Szczuka was a fellow soldier, and Maciek must decide whether to follow his orders." IMDB
Play time by Jacques Tati( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Hulot wanders through a bewildering modern Paris of glass and steel trying to keep a business appointment and repeatedly encountering a group of American tourists searching in vain for the old Paris
Gate of hell by Teinosuke Kinugasa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a samurai who falls in love with a married woman he guards during a palace uprising. She is horrified by his attentions and his love leads to tragic consequences. Based on a real crime committed in Japan in 1159
Jit by Michael Raeburn( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beat of jit-jive drives the story, set in Zimbabwe, of a fun-loving youth called UK, who is determined to win the heart of Sofi, a stately beauty closely guarded by her gangster boyfriend. UK's efforts are both helped and hindered by Jukwa, a pesty ancestral spirit
Mon oncle by Jacques Tati( Visual )

in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Hulot, in contrast to his more wealthy sister and brother-in-law M. and Mme. Arpel, is constantly at odds with the modern world. In order to change M. Hulot's way of life, M. Arpel gives him a job in his plastics factory. The whole plan falls comically apart, and M. Hulot is finally transferred to one of the company's foreign offices
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Richard III
Seven samuraiBernard Shaw's Major BarbaraToulouse-LautrecThe face of RussiaNarayamabushi kō = The ballad of NarayamaLes Diaboliques = The devilsGate of hellJit