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Public Media Home Vision

Overview
Works: 133 works in 170 publications in 6 languages and 5,625 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Samurai films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Historical films  Romance 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 272 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 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in England in the latter half of the 15th century, recounts the rise to the throne of the physically and morally deformed Richard and his fall at the hands of Richmond and his allies
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 228 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 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during World War II, Barbara Undershaft is a rich girl turned Salvation Army officer. She speaks out against the hypocrisy she believes exists in her organization
Toulouse-Lautrec by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 205 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 205 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 )

1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 196 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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a close-up look at the life and work of Donatello, the greatest sculptor of the early Italian Renaissance
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

A century ago in a remote Japanese mountain village, the elderly, upon reaching the age of seventy, were customarily abandoned on a mountain top to meet the gods of Narayama. Orin, a matriarch whose time approaches, must make plans to assure the survival of her family as stolen crops and newborn additions threaten their very existence
Minbo no onna = Anti-extortion woman by Jūzō Itami( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in Japanese and held by 140 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 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy woman (Massari) disappears while on a yachting trip near Sicily, and her lover (Ferzetti) and her best friend (Vitti) begin an affair in the resulting vacuum. The director uses this story of Italy's idle rich as a meditation on human existence
Les Diaboliques = The devils by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The headmaster of a Parisian boarding school is murdered by his wife and mistress
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 112 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 symphonie pastorale = Pastoral symphony by Jean Delannoy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 105 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 100 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

Un joven soldado de la Resistencia recibe órdenes para asesinar a un importante líder comunista el último día de la Segunda Guerra Mundial
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
Mon oncle by Jacques Tati( Visual )

in French and held by 90 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
Gate of hell by Teinosuke Kinugasa( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in Japanese and held by 90 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
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The island of Cyprus ... is besieged by a Turkish fleet. Otello, a moor in the service of Venice, has been appointed to command the island's forces against the attackers."--Program notes
 
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Seven samuraiBernard Shaw's Major BarbaraToulouse-LautrecThe face of RussiaNarayamabushi kō = The ballad of NarayamaLes Diaboliques = The devilsGate of hell