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Criterion Collection (Firm)

Works: 1,449 works in 4,687 publications in 9 languages and 439,144 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Children's films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  War films  Samurai 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)
Seven samurai by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

65 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 6,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot is based on a legendary twelfth-century incident in which the lord Yoshitsune and a group of samurai retainers dressed as monks in order to pass through a dangerous enemy checkpoint
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 2,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema, and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune, to the Western world"--Container
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

17 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Swedish and English and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight challenges Death to a fateful game of chess" -- Container
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

9 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un escritor de novelas baratas llega a una Viena de posguerra dividida en sectores por los aliados. Su amigo del colegio, Harry Lime, le ha ofrecido un trabajo, pero al llegar a la fiesta donde quedaron para reunirse, descubre que este ha muerto en un extraño accidente de trafico. Hablando con amigos y socios, el escritor se da cuenta de que algunas de las historias sobre su muerte son inconscientes y se decide a investigar lo que ocurrio en realidad
La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo( Visual )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria's struggle for independence from France. Recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed
M by Joseph Losey( Visual )

15 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,790 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
Lord of the flies by Peter Brook( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the hands of the renowned experimental theater director Peter Brook, William Golding's legendary novel on the primitivism lurking beneath civilization becomes a film as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center. Taking an innovative documentary-like approach, Brook shot Lord of The Flies with an off-the-cuff naturalism, seeming to record a spontaneous eruption of its characters' IDs. The result is a rattling masterpiece, as provocative as its source material
Orfeu negro Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in Portuguese and English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event, and it kicked off the bossa nova craze that set hi-fis across America spinning"--Container
Smultronstället Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling to receive an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg, forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults and accept the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries captures a startling voyage of self-discovery and renewed belief in mankind
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in French and English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic anti-war film, French prisoners of war in World War I are determined to escape from their German captor - an officer and gentleman in the Prussian tradition
The red shoes by Michael Powell( Visual )

10 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dancer is so compelled to dance it overrides all other interests in her life
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

24 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,573 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 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 1,527 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
Hoop dreams by Steve James( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed over a five-year period, this documentary follows the lives of two inner-city kids with aspirations to play professional basketball
La règle du jeu by Jean Renoir( Visual )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered one of the greatest films ever made, The Rules of the Game, by Jean Renoir, is a scathing critique of corrupt French society cloaked in a comedy of manners in which a weekend at a marquis' country château lays bare some ugly truths about a group of haut bourgeois acquaintances. The film has had a tumultuous history: it was subjected to cuts after the violent response of the premiere audience in 1939, and the original negative was destroyed during World War II; it wasn't reconstructed until 1959. That version, which has stunned viewers for decades, is presented here"--Container
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in French and English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fourteen year old boy suffering from neglect finds ways to conceal his true life by skipping school and losing himself in other activities
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

7 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in French and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film about the German concentration camps of the Nazi era
Beauty and the beast by Nancy Schimmel( Visual )

16 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,467 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
La strada The road by Federico Fellini( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Italian and Lithuanian and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has never been a face quite like that of Giulietta Masina. Her husband, the legendary Federico Fellini, directs her as Gelsomina in La strada, the film that launched them both to international stardom. Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampanò (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampanò encounters an old rival in highwire artist the Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point. With La strada, Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide. The Criterion Collection is proud to present La strada, winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 1956
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La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers
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RashōmonThe third manLa Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of AlgiersMSmultronstället Wild strawberriesThe 39 steps8 1/2Les quatre cents coups