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Criterion Collection (Firm)

Overview
Works: 4,505 works in 12,137 publications in 8 languages and 518,327 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Action and adventure films  Samurai films  Historical films  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher, prn, rsr, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Criterion Collection (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Criterion Collection (Firm)
Shichinin no samurai = Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 2,257 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"--Container
Lord of the flies by Peter Brook( Visual )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,752 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
The third man by Graham Greene( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,720 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
Hamlet by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic version of Shakespeare's Hamlet, the towering tragedy of the Danish prince who feigns madness to trap his father's murderer
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

12 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in German and English and held by 1,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fritz Lang's film M merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller
La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is considered one of the most influential political films in history, by Gillo Pontecorvo. Vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, etc. Shot on the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film is a case study in modern warfare, with its terrorist attacks and the brutal techniques used to combat them
The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal, had left them long ago, but now returns to make things right with his family
Rashomon = Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film explores the murder of a man, the rape of his wife in a forest grove as seen from four different perspectives
The red shoes( Visual )

16 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centers on the dilemma of a young ballerina torn between the composer who loves her and the impresario determined to fashion her into a great dancer
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 1,514 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
Kumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle) by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

36 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in Japanese and held by 1,485 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
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in French and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in 1955 at Auschwitz, combines color footage with black and white newsreels and stills to tell the story of not just the Holocaust, but the horror of man's brutal inhumanity
Belle et la Bête = Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

23 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in French and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A restoration of the original 1946 French film, telling the fable of the kindly beast and the self-sacrificing beauty whose love releases the prince in him
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2018 in Swedish and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished professor emeritus who lives alone with his housekeeper can only come to terms with his egocentricity by traveling back in time to his earliest youth, finding there the seeds of his failure as husband, lover, father. This film deals with the phenomena of old age wherein childhood memories return with ever-increasing clarity while great stretches of the prime of life vanish into obscurity
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in Portuguese and Undetermined and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice set against the colorful background of the carnival in Rio de Janiero. With its magnificent color photography and lively soundtrack, this film brought the infectious bossa nova beat to the United States
The 39 steps( Visual )

19 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the escapades of Richard Hanney, who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves him in a hectic chase across the Scottish moors
8 1/2( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in Italian and English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc one contains Fellini's autobiographical film about a famous film director who loses his inspiration in the midst of making of film as well as an audio essay by Gideon Bachmann and Antonio Monda, an introduction by Terry Gilliam, and the theatrical trailer. Disc two features Fellini's rarely seen first film for television, an imagined documentary, as well as a documentary about Nino Rota, the maestro behind the music of Fellini's films, interviews, still photographs and production photos connected with the film
Hoop dreams( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the high school careers of two young, African-American men from inner-city Chicago as they pursue their dream of playing professional basketball
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,292 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
Nanook of the North : a story of life and love in the actual Arctic by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

6 editions published between 1922 and 1998 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the communal life of the Eskimos and their struggle for existence. Special features includes excerpts from the 1958 TV documentary: Flaherty and film : Mrs. Frances Flaherty remembers Nanook of the North (8 min.); still gallery of Flaherty's photographs of life in the Arctic
 
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La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers
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La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of AlgiersRashomon = RashōmonKumonosujō = Throne of blood (Spider's web castle)Belle et la Bête = Beauty and the BeastSmultronstället = Wild strawberriesThe 39 steps8 1/2Sullivan's travelsNanook of the North : a story of life and love in the actual Arctic
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