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Volonté, Gian Maria 1933-

Overview
Works: 241 works in 747 publications in 8 languages and 5,864 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Western films  War films  Spaghetti Westerns 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN1995.9.W4, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Gian Maria Volonté
The good, the bad and the ugly by Sergio Leone ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Western drama in which two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader
A fistful of dollars by Sergio Leone ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first of the "spaghetti westerns" this film, with its unremitting violence, gritty realism, tongue-in-cheek humour and striking visuals making full use of the widescreen format, launched the careers of director Sergio Leone and a little-known actor called Clint Eastwood
Le cercle rouge Red circle by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A master thief is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime. He, a notorious escapee, and an alcoholic ex-cop plan a jewel heist, while being pursued by a police superintendent
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Levi, an intellectual exiled by the Fascist government during World War II to a mountain village in southern Italy, discovers the resilience and dignity of people who live close to the land
Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto by Elio Petri ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Kafkian story. A fascistoid police inspector kills his mistress and deliberately leaves clues just to find out how big his reputation is as "a citizen above suspicion."
Porte aperte Open doors by Gianni Amelio ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A triple murder puts justice on trial in Fascist Palermo, Italy, 1937. An embezzler murders the boss who fired him, the clerk who replaced him, and then rapes and murders his wife
Sacco & Vanzetti by Giuliano Montaldo ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about the 1927 Massachusetts trial and execution of two Italian-American immigrant anarchists
Lucky Luciano by Francesco Rosi ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[Film] about the man who started the largest international crime organization in history and the men who would stop at nothing to do him in."--External container
The Clint Eastwood collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of four Clint Eastwood classics. In A fistful of dollars, an anonymous but deadly sharpshooter rides into a lawless Mexican border town torn by war between two factions, the Baxters and the Rojo's. Instead of fleeing or dying, as most other would do, the man schemes to play the two sides off each other, getting rich in the bargain. For a few dollars more is the sequal to 'A fistful of dollars, ' in which two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader. In The good, the bad and the ugly, Clint Eastwood returns as the "Man With No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of money and letting no one, not even the warring factions of the Civil War, stand in their way. In Hang 'em high, Jed Cooper is mistaken for a criminal and is unjustly hung by the ruthless Captain Wilson and his nine-man gang, who leave him for dead. Cooper escapes the lynching and sets out on a deadly rampage of revenge against his persecutors
El Chucho, quien sabe? A bullet for the general ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the height of the Mexican revolution, a mysterious young American joins a gang of marauders led by El Chucho on a series of savage raids to steal guns for a powerful rebel general. But when the Gringo brings his own cold-blooded ideals to the bandits, El Chucho discovers that the real weapons of war belong to the no army. In a land ravaged by poverty and violence, can true freedom be bought with a single bullet?"--Container
Christ stopped at Eboli by Francesco Rosi ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A political exile is sent to live in Southern Italy by Mussolini in 1935 and discovers that life is more than something defined by political boundaries
La classe operaia va in paradiso by Elio Petri ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Italian and French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Lulù, a factory worker, realizes that he is a cog in the great capitalist machine of industry, he struggles to make sense of the world around him
Fistful of dollars For a few dollars more ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fistful of dollars" : A mysterious gunman has just arrived in San Miguel, a grim and dusty border town where two rival bands of smugglers are terrorizing the impoverished citizens. A master of the "quick-draw", the stranger soon receives lucrative offers of employment from each gang. He accepts both offers, setting in motion a plan to destroy the criminals
Crónica de una muerte anunciada ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After marrying against her will, Angela Vicario's angry new husband returns her to her mother once he discovers she is not a virgin. Beaten by her mother, Angela is forced to name the man who deflowered her, prompting her brothers to undertake a murderous mission of revenge
Vier im roten Kreis ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bullet for the general ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the Mexican Revolution, a government agent is hired to kill a revolutionary army general. By doing so, he gains the loyalty of a guerilla leader named El Chuncho
Sacco e Vanzetti ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le 5 mai 1920, deux Italiens, Nicola Sacco, un cordonnier, et Bartolomeo Vanzetti, un poissonnier, sont arrêtés pour détention d'armes illicite. Ils sont accusés d'un meurtre commis lors d'un hold-up. Leur avocat, Fred Moore, démontre la validité de leurs alibis. Cependant, par zénophobie, par peur du bolchévisme (Vanzetti est un anarchiste), le juge et le "district attorney" influencent le jury qui condamne Sacco et Vanzetti à mort. Malgré les preuves qui devraient accuser un autre homme, Joe Morelli, le juge refuse de rouvrir le dossier et les deux hommes mourront sur la chaise électrique le 23 août 1927
The man with no name trilogy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three "spaghetti westerns" featuring Clint Eastwood's nameless anti-hero. A fistful of dollars: Borrowing the plot of Akira Kurosawa's Yojimbo, Eastwood plays a gunfighter who comes to a small border town and offers his services to two rival gangs. For a few dollars more: Western drama in which two bounty hunters join forces to capture an outlaw gang leader. The good, the bad and the ugly: Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune in this tale of greed, revenge, and epic warfare
A ciascuno il suo by Elio Petri ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A professor's investigation into the murders of two town figures in 1960s Sicily leads him to a diary implicating the Mafia
Tirano Banderas by José Luis García Sánchez ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This historical drama, set in the '20s examines the strange, brief reign of a Latin American dictator. It was alternately shot in Havana and Mexico. The story is set in an unspecified Latin country and chronicles the daily life of the tyrannical dictator. One of his day's highlights is the signing of execution orders. His insane daughter must be physically restrained and is tied to her bed. Also included in the tale are a group of picked on Spaniards, a psychic woman, and effeminate Spanish ambassador, and a rebellious general. The film contains no violence. - Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide
 
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Alternative Names
Volonte, Dzhan Marii︠a︡, 1933-
Volontè, Gian M.
Volontè, Gian M. 1933-1994
Volontè, Gian Maria
Volontè, Gian-Maria 1933-1994
Volonté, Gianmaria, 1933-
Volonté, Gianmaria, 1933-1994
Wells, John.
Wels, John
Wels, John, 1933-
Wels, John, 1933-1994
Wels, John 1933-1994 Pseudonym
Wels, Johnny.
Wels, Johnny, 1933-
Wels, Johnny, 1933-1994
Languages
Italian (122)
English (98)
French (44)
Spanish (29)
German (26)
Russian (2)
Turkish (1)
Hungarian (1)
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