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Zavattini, Cesare 1902-1989

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Umberto D. by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

96 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,559 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
The bicycle thief = Ladri di biciclette by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

44 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in Italian and French and held by 1,448 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
Ladri di biciclette = Bicycle thieves by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

57 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 877 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 )

35 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 705 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 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Oscar-winning, sparklingly original comedy casts Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in three different stories set throughout Italy. In Naples, they are poor but resourceful, selling black market cigarettes on the streets. In Milan, Loren is costumed in Christian Dior and debates her preference for a Rolls Royce or her husband. And in Rome, Mastroianni is an industry scion who helps Loren's prostitute set a wavering priest back onto the spiritual plane. Witty and unforgettable, this gem from master filmmaker Vittorio de Sica (Two Women, Marriage Italian Style) is picture-postcard beautiful and effortlessly hilarious. Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 1964 Academy Awards. Mastroianni's perfomance also won Best Foreign Actor at the 1965 BAFTA Film Awards."
The children are watching us by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

22 editions published between 1942 and 2012 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trama: In una famiglia borghese di Roma, Dina, moglie di Andrea e madre del piccolo Pricò, decide di abbandonare il tetto coniugale per scappare con l'amante Andrea, sorpreso per questa fuga inaspettata, chiede aiuto ai parenti per accudire il figlio. Sballottato da un luogo all'altro, Pricò finisce per ammalarsi gravemente. La malattia del bambino induce Dina a tornare indietro e a chiedere di essere riaccolta. Il marito accetta il ritorno della moglie solo grazie alle insistenze del piccolo. Poco per volta in famiglia le cose migliorano: il piccolo guarisce, Dina e Andrea sembrano riscoprire la serenità coniugale. Tuttavia, durante una vacanza "madre-figlio" al mare, l'amante di Dina si ripresenta. Pricò, scoperto per caso il ritorno di fiamma della coppia, tenta di scappare a Roma dal papà. La paura per la fuga del bambino non ferma la donna dall'intenzione di filare via di nuovo con il compagno. Per Andrea il colpo è tremendo: sistemato Pricò in un istituto, si uccide. A Dina non servirà un mesto ritorno dal figlio per riacquistare la sua fiducia. Sarà lui, questa volta, a rifiutarla e a preferirle la vita in un convitto
Sciuscià : Ragazzi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in Italian and held by 325 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 294 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 )

3 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in Italian and held by 227 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 )

40 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 212 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 209 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 )

38 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short stories about love in Rome: a collection of six vignettes from top Italian filmmakers
Boccaccio '70 : scherzo in quattro atti( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Italian and held by 157 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 155 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 153 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
Sunflower by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 152 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
Opere 1931-1986 by Cesare Zavattini( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman times seven : 7 stories of adultery by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

8 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 149 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
A Brief vacation( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 146 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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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 italieneschen Dréibuchschreiwer

Cesare Zavattini italienischer Drehbuchautor

Cesare Zavattini italský filmový scenárista

Cesare Zavattini scenarist italian

Cesare Zavattini skenarist italian

Dzavatinis Č.

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Dzavattini , Česare

Dzavattini, Čezare.

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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Дзаваттини Ч.

Дзаваттини Чезаре

Чезаре Дзаватини

Чезаре Дзаваттіні Італійський кіносценарист

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צ'זרה זוואטיני סופר איטלקי

تشيزاري زافاتيني، 1902-1989

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