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Zavattini, Cesare 1902-1989

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The bicycle thief = Ladri di biciclette by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

111 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an unemployed man and his son in war devastated Rome. The father finds a job pasting up posters, work requiring a bicycle to get around. The bicycle is stolen; panic stricken at being unable to recover his bicycle and at the prospect of losing his job, the father is compelled to steal a bicycle, only to be caught and humiliated in front of his son
Umberto D. by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

99 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot on location with a cast of nonprofessional actors, Vittorio De Sica's film follows Umberto D. an elderly pensioner, as he struggles to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic boom. DVD
Ladri di biciclette = Bicycle thieves by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

10 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in Italian and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post-WWII poverty-stricken Rome, a man struggles to earn a living for himself and his family. When his bicycle and main means of support is stolen, with his young son in tow, he attempts to find the thief
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

56 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1960 classic that tells the story of Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter, Rosetta, as they flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second world war
Leri, oggi, domani = Ieri, oggi, domani by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

24 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a delightful portrayal of Italian women who manipulate their sexual favors to get what they want. In one tale Sophia Loren finds an unusual angle to legally evade paying her taxes; in another she plays the wife of a wealthy businessman with a knack for turning heads; finally, as a participant in the worlds oldest profession, she entices a seminary student who engages to change her ways
I bambini ci guardano = The children are watching us( Visual )

9 editions published in 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother
Un paese : portrait of an Italian village by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 303 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
Indiscretion of an American wife & Terminal station by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in Italian and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post WWII Italy, Giuseppe and Pasquale work on the street shining the shoes of American troops. But when the boys are falsely accused of a crime, they are sent to a brutal state juvenile detention center
Sciuscià : Ragazzi by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

41 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two orphaned shoeshine boys, abused by the state reform system in Nazi occupied Rome, become involved in black marketeering with tragic consequences
Strand : under the dark cloth by John Walker( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 226 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 )

43 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toto est un garçon simple et une sorte de saint capable de faire des miracles. Il va s'établir dans un bidonville de Milan où il rencontre des hommes pauvres mais non désespérés: ces chômeurs et ces oubliés du monde sont, plus que les autres humains, capables de savourer la beauté et les bienfaits de la nature. Toto découvre aussi la solidarité: le jeune homme et ses compagnons se mettent à lutter contre celui qui veut leur prendre leur terrain parce qu'il y a découvert du pétrole
Love in the City by Carlo Lizzani( Visual )

35 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stories of life, love and tears in Rome by five of Italy's best film dorectors
Bellissima by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

42 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming of a better life for her family, a star struck mother invests everything, including her last penny, into the dream that her daughter will be discovered at an open casting
Boccaccio '70 : scherzo in quattro atti( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four satires on morality, prudery, and hypocrisy
Les pauvres sont fou. Suivi de Je suis le diable by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

33 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in Italian and French and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunflower by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

26 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian woman conducts a desperate search for her husband, a soldier considered missing in action in Russia - like fifty thousand others during WWII. She searches records and cementaries, only to learn he is alive and remarried
Woman times seven : 7 stories of adultery by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 147 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
Opere 1931-1986 by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Brief vacation( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 145 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?
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Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.12 for A walk in ... to 0.85 for Neorealism ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Umberto D.
Un paese : portrait of an Italian villageIndiscretion of an American wife & Terminal station
Alternative Names
Cesare Zavattini cinéaste, écrivain

Cesare Zavattini guionista italià

Cesare Zavattini guionista italiano

Cesare Zavattini Italiaans journalist

Cesare Zavattini Italian screenwriter

Cesare Zavattini italienischer Drehbuchautor

Cesare Zavattini italský filmový scenárista

Cesare Zavattini scenarist italian

Dzavattini , Česare

Dzavattini, Čezare 1902-1989


Za 1902-1989

Zavatini, Cesare 1902-1989

Zavattini, C. 1902-1989

Zavattini, C. (Cesare)

Zavattini, C. (Cesare), 1902-1989

Zavattini César 1902-1989

Zavattini Cesare

Τσέζαρε Ζαβατίνι

Дзаваттини, Чезаре

Чезаре Дзаватини

Чезаре Дзаваттіні Італійський кіносценарист

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צ'זרה זוואטיני סופר איטלקי

تشيزاري زافاتيني، 1902-1989

چزاره زاواتینی

ザヴァッティーニ, チェーザレ

ザバッティーニ, チェーザレ