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Criterion Collection (Firm)

Overview
Works: 4,083 works in 10,122 publications in 8 languages and 504,077 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films  History  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Historical films  Samurai films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Publisher, rsr, prn, 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 2,299 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
Hamlet by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

9 editions published between 1948 and 2011 in English and held by 1,794 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
Lord of the flies by Peter Brook( Visual )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of boys, ages 6 to 12, survives a plane crash and becomes stranded on a deserted island. Ralph, Piggy and the others attempt to govern themselves, a task at which they fail disastrously. Two leaders--one civilized, one depraved--epitomize the forces of good against evil. 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
Rashomon = Rashōmon by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

12 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Japanese and English and held by 1,725 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 third man by Graham Greene( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 1,725 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
M by Fritz Lang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in German and English and held by 1,719 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 )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in French and Arabic and held by 1,662 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 cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed
The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,652 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
The red shoes( Visual )

11 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and held by 1,553 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
Orfeu negro = Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( Visual )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in Portuguese and held by 1,547 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 1,516 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
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

4 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in French and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film about the German concentration camps of the Nazi era
8 1/2( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Italian and held by 1,363 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
The 39 steps( Visual )

15 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 1,359 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
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in Swedish and held by 1,345 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
Hoop dreams( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,327 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,294 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
Belle et la Bête = Beauty and the Beast by Jean Cocteau( Visual )

22 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in French and held by 1,257 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 grande bellezza = The great beauty by Paolo Sorrentino( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For decades, journalist Jep Gambardella has charmed and seduced his way through the glittering nightlife of Rome. Since the legendary success of his only novel, he has been a permanent fixture in the city's literary and elite social circles. But on his sixty-fifth birthday, Jep unexpectedly finds himself taking stock of his life, turning his cutting wit on himself and his contemporaries
Nanook of the North : a story of life and love in the actual Arctic by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

5 editions published between 1922 and 1998 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 1,221 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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Rashomon = Rashōmon
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