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Zavattini, Cesare 1902-1989

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Ladri di biciclette by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

128 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian neo-realism classic depicting the loneliness of a man in a complex world. It is the story of a poor laborer who needs his bicycle for his job and what happens when it is stolen
Umberto D by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

79 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A searching, heartbreaking study of a lonely old man fighting a losing battle for existence. Living on the small pension of a civil servant in Rome, Umberto tries to support himself and his dog
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

62 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking escape from city bombing, an Italian mother and daughter travel war-torn Italy during World War II trying to survive near-starvation, rape by wandering soldiers and other horrors of war
Leri, oggi, domani Ieri, oggi, domani by MercyMe (Musical group)( Visual )

30 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three humorous tales that portray Italian women who manipulate their sexual favors to get what they want
I bambini ci guardano The children are watching us by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

15 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother
Indiscretion of an American wife & Terminal station by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

18 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American housewife (Jennifer Jones) vacationing in Italy reluctantly decides to put an end to her brief affair with an Italian academic (Montgomery Clift). She flees to Rome's Stazione Termini, where she bids him farewell, but he begs her to stay. The film's plot is simple; its production was not. The troubled collaboration between director Vittorio De Sica and producer David O. Selznick resulted in two cuts of the same film. De Sica's version, Terminal Station, was screened at a length of one-and-a-half hours, but after disappointing previews, Selznick severely re-edited it and changed the title to Indiscretion of an American Wife without De Sica's permission
Sciuscià Ragazzi by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

52 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two Roman orphans abused by the state reform system
Un paese : portrait of an Italian village by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953 the renowned American photographer Paul Strand, who was then living in France, suggested to Italian screenwriter Cesare Zavattini that they do a book together about a small town in Italy, a town that would reveal the spirit of a people. Strand asked Zavattini to choose a village with the elusive "special quality" he sought. Zavattini knew just such a village: his own birthplace of Luzzara, in the Po Valley. The collaboration of these two remarkable artists resulted in the classic book Un Paese. Published in Italian in 1955, and now available for the first time in the English language, Un Paese captures in photographs and in spoken testimony the essential experience of daily life in Luzzara. It presents a series of intense portraits, graceful landscapes, and images of everyday objects. Paul Strand's photographs are carefully distilled, deeply powerful; they contain the flavors and the rhythms of an entire culture crystallized in a single village. Zavattini successfully synthesizes text and image, aligning with the new cinematic trend of the day, a movement known as Italian neorealism. Their Luzzara is an ordinary village, neither overly picturesque nor greatly unusual, yet it is a town sustained by a grounded humanity and a profound love for the land by its people
Strand : under the dark cloth by John Walker( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the life and career of photographer Paul Strand. Features Strand's most famous photographs, clips from his films, and interviews with his wife, friends, and collaborators
Miracle in Milan by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

28 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy, satire, and realism are combined in a fantasy about the social conceits of man. An Italian orphan, with the aid of a miraculous dove, combats power and wealth and succeeds in bringing happiness to the inhabitants of a Milanese hobo camp
L'Amore in città by Carlo Lizzani( Visual )

33 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories about love in Rome: a collection of six vignettes from top Italian filmmakers
Bellissima by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

32 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Italian master director Luchino Visconti (The Leopard, Rocco and His Brothers) directs this searing critique of celebrity culture in post war Italy. Maddalena (Anna Magnani - Open City, The Rose Tattoo, Mamma Roma) is an impoverished screen struck mother convinced of her daughter Maria's star potential when auditions are called for a child actor role at Cincetta studios. Dreaming of a better life as she struggles in working class Rome Maddalena invests everything including her last penny into the dream her daughter will be discovered"--Container
Boccaccio '70 scherzo in quattro atti( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four satires on morality, prudery, and hypocrisy
Woman times seven 7 stories of adultery by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seven sexy stories of love and adultery set against a Paris backdrop. Widow, seductress, model wife, or passionate lover, Shirley Maclaine stars in the seven roles of a woman's life in seven sketches
Sunflower by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

29 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a married Italian couple who are separated by World War II and then meet again years later in Russia only to realize that they cannot recapture the past
A Brief vacation( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clara is a factory worker whose life has become exceedingly grim. She, her two children, and her husband are living with his family, while he is laid up (and off from his job) with a broken leg. Her brother-in-law is a lay-about; her peevish mother-in-law worships her sons and exploits Clara, the only working adult in the household. One day she passes out on the factory floor, and the National Health Service diagnosis of tuberculosis is justification for sending her to a sanatorium in the mountains. There she meets a young man, and falls desperately in love. If, as Appollinaire said, "Sickness is the vacation of the poor," what will happen when Clara is well?
Les pauvres sont fou. Suivi de Je suis le diable by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

23 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in Italian and French and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Totò il buono by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

32 editions published between 1943 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caricature de la société de la ville de Bamba avec ses classes sociales, son riche et ses pauvres. Toto, l'enfant trouvé dans les choux de madame Lolotte, doté par le ciel du don d'accomplir des miracles, s'oppose au financier Mobic. Le pouvoir et l'argent avilissent l'homme, nul n'est exclu. Ce roman pour enfants, que les adultes peuvent lire, illustre par une multiplicité d'épisodes les penchants malheureux du genre humain. Malgré l'insertion du merveilleux, cette histoire aux trop nombreux rebondissements traîne en longueur. Style direct. Pour les 10 ans
Opere 1931-1986 by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zavattini : sequences from a cinematic life by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in 5 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.41 (from 0.13 for A walk in ... to 0.84 for Una, cento ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Umberto D
Alternative Names
Cesare Zavattini cinéaste, écrivain

Cesare Zavattini Italiaans journalist

Cesare Zavattini Italian screenwriter

Cesare Zavattini italienischer Drehbuchautor

Dzavattini , Česare

Dzavattini, Čezare 1902-1989


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Zavatini, Cesare 1902-1989

Zavattini, C. 1902-1989

Zavattini, C. (Cesare)

Zavattini, C. (Cesare), 1902-1989

Zavattini César 1902-1989

Zavattini, Cesare

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Indiscretion of an American wife & Terminal stationUn paese : portrait of an Italian village