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Zavattini, Cesare 1902-1989

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

53 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and his son search for his stolen bicycle which he needs to hold his job as a bill poster; without the bicyle he is condemned to unemployment. This remains an important film although the reasons for its importance have changed over time. What is now most apparent is a particular stylisation which passed for realism. The use of non-professional actors, real locations and the absence of a complex story-line and characterisation, disguise the carefully calculated and detailed mise-en-scene, the stylised representation of an authentic environment. The son has been set up to create a sentimental commentary on the central dilemma. This engenders an empathy with the characters qualitatively different from the more usual identification
Umberto D. by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

100 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,550 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 )

55 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vittorio De Sica's 1948 drama of desperation and survival in Italy's post-war depression, filmed on the streets and alleys of Rome with a cast of non-professional actors, earned a special Oscar for its affecting power. Antonio's new job delivering cinema posters is threatened when a street thief steals his bicycle. Too poor to buy another, he and his son take to the streets in a vain search for the bike. De Sica uses the wandering pair to witness the lives of everyday folk whilst depicting a story of love and hope between father and son
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

62 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 641 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
Yesterday, today and tomorrow by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three humorous tales that portray Italian women who manipulate their sexual favors to get what they want
The children are watching us( Visual )

10 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in Italian and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother
Sciuscià : Ragazzi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in Italian and held by 317 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
Un paese : portrait of an Italian village by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and German and held by 307 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 )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 292 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
Bicycle thieves = Ladri de biciclette( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in Italian and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In postwar, poverty-stricken Rome, a man, hoping to support his desperate family with a new job, loses his bicycle and main means of transportation to work. With his wide-eyed young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief
Miracle in Milan by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

42 editions published between 1950 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 218 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
Strand : under the dark cloth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 210 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
L'Amore in città by Carlo Lizzani( Visual )

40 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories about love in Rome: a collection of six vignettes from top Italian filmmakers
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 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boccaccio '70 : scherzo in quattro atti( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Italian and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four satires on morality, prudery, and hypocrisy
Sunflower by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

29 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a married couple who are separated by war and then meet again years later only to realize that they cannot recapture the past
Opere 1931-1986 by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bicycle thief by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

24 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bicycle Thief is in truth an elegantly structured film that took years of prepartion. Integral to its grace and mood are Carlo Montuori's superb, supple camera work and Alessandro Cicognini's mesmerizing score, at once stately and possessing an emotional fullness that Italian movies sustain best."--Kevin Thomas of the Los Angeles Times (Feb. 5, 1999)
Totò il buono by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

50 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 150 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
Woman times seven : 7 stories of adultery by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 150 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
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Audience level: 0.42 (from 0.15 for A walk in ... to 0.83 for Opere 1931 ...)

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 italieeneschen Dréibuchschreiwer

Cesare Zavattini italienischer Drehbuchautor

Cesare Zavattini italský filmový scenárista

Cesare Zavattini scenarist italian

Cesare Zavattini sceneggiatore, giornalista e commediografo italiano

Cesare Zavattini scríbhneoir scannán Iodálach

Cesare Zavattini skenarist italian

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Dzavattini , Česare

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Dzavattini, Čezare 1902-1989

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Дзаваттин, Чезаре, 1902-1989

Дзаваттини Ч.

Дзаваттини Чезаре

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Чезаре Дзаваттіні Італійський кіносценарист

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تشيزاري زافاتيني، 1902-1989

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