Infographic: The Criterion Collection By Country


As the last month or so here at TDYLF has illustrated, the Criterion Collection has an amazing variety of top-shelf cinema. It’s a gateway drug for becoming a film nerd, with films from multiple genres, eras, directors, actors and actresses, and countries. It’s that last portion that I’ve decided to focus on today. I’ve created an infograph that visualizes just how many countries are represented (and how well represented they are) in the Criterion Collection. If you’ve ever wanted to know just how many French, American, Swedish, British, Italian, Mexican, Polish, or Macedonian films Criterion has championed, particularly in relation to one another, this is your chance. Enjoy!

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6 responses to “Infographic: The Criterion Collection By Country

  1. Brittani

    Beautiful! (as always) I had to laugh at “West Germany” though.

    • I know… I cracked up, too. They have a few of those. The Soviet Union has 10… well, that’s what it was THEN. It’s not the Soviet Union now.

  2. Jess

    Awesome work as usual! Very easy to visualize how diverse the selection is, when I mostly see the American titles in stores.

    I was kinda hoping you might put together some sort of visualization of all the top 10’s written for your site. I mean, no pressure or anything, but I was interested in how some stats might break down like most common film, etc.

  3. Great work John. Love that Sweden has such a strong showing. I think I own like, all of those.

    • If I remember right, Bergman has 22 of their 31. I was tempted to illustrate the most director-dominated countries (Kurosawa’s a big chunk of Japan, for instance) but in the end, I figured it’d muddy it up.

      And yeah… I’ve loved the tar out of all the Swedish films I’ve seen in the CC.

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