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Criterion Collection (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,720 works in 6,033 publications in 9 languages and 465,661 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Children's films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Animated films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Documentary 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 )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 2,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurosaws?s 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 film weaves philosophy and entertainment, human emotions with relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope
Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

20 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in Japanese and English and held by 2,543 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 )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Swedish and English and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In medieval Sweden a knight returns from war only to find a ravaged homeland. He meets up with a group of travelling players and eventually confronts the embodiment of death with whom he engages in a game of chess for his life. The knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,954 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 William Shakespeare( Visual )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy of the Prince of Denmark, who senses treachery behind his father's death
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

17 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in German and English and held by 1,811 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 William Golding( Visual )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of William Golding's novel about a group of English boys who are stranded on an uninhabited island when the plane that is evacuating them from a war-threatened England crashlands. Without adult control, the boys regress to savagery
La Bataille d'Alger = The Battle of Algiers by Gillo Pontecorvo( Visual )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes 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 cafs. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

24 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,720 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 )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and English and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling to receive an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg is 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 1,639 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 )

11 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 1,636 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 )

25 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,619 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
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

12 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in French and held by 1,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film about the German concentration camps of the Nazi era
Hoop dreams by Steve James( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 1,554 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
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 1,540 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
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in French and English and held by 1,528 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 1,506 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
The Road by Federico Fellini( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in Italian and Lithuanian and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A low-key mood study about a broken down carnival strongman and his half-wit assistant travelling through the bleak backwaters of post war Italy
Beauty and the beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

17 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Cocteau's sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont's fairy-tale masterpiece--in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast--is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder
 
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