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Rossellini, Roberto 1906-1977

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Open city ( Visual )
76 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shot in the still war-torn streets of Rome shortly after the Nazi withdrawal, Roberto Rossellini's Open City is considered his greatest work. Shot on scavenged ends of film, this classic war saga in which members of the Italian resistance try to smuggle badly needed cash out of Nazi-occupied Rome, helped define Italian neorealism. It was so real in fact, that audiences were convinced the actors were amateurs and, even though Federico Fellini has a writing credit, the film was improvised
Il Generale Della Rovere by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
62 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film of intrigue and heroism within the Italian underground during the German occupation of Italy. Emanuele Bardone, a petty con man, fleeces his victims by posing as a colonel. Persuaded by the Germans to impersonate a partisan leader they have killed, he assumes the admirable qualities of the heroic officer and the German plan backfires
La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
40 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cardinal Mazarin dies in 1661. The young Louis asserts his intention to govern as well as rule. Mazarin's fiscal advisor, Colbert, warns against Fouquet, who wants to be prime minister and is looting the treasury. Fouquet believes Louis will soon tire of exercizing power and overplays his hand. Louis' mistress reports this to the king who arrests Fouquet. Louis and Colbert design a brilliant strategy to keep merchants making money, nobles in debt, the urban poor working and fed, and peasants untaxed. Years later, in a coda, Louis exercises the power of the sun
The war trilogy [di] Roberto Rossellini by Roberto Rossellini( Book )
19 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francesco, giullare di Dio The flowers of St. Francis ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in Italian and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of The People's Saint: humility, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis' time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery"--Container
Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With their stripped-down aesthetic, largely nonprofessional casts, and unorthodox approaches to storytelling, these intensely emotional works were international sensations and came to define the neorealist movement. Shot in battle-ravaged Italy and Germany
Paisan by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
50 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six stories set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, taking place as the Allies moved north, from Sicily to the Po Valley. Rossellini's film is unusual in that it relies on non-actors to tell the story of the Allies advance through Italy. The first segment takes place in Sicily where an American G.I. meets a Sicilian girl during the Allied landing. In the last segment, the Allies have advanced to the Po valley. Italian partisans and OSS commandos engage with retreating German forces in the marshlands surrounding the Po river. The Germans retalitate by executing all the inhabitants of a nearby village
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
59 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young boy kills his sickly father and then, unable to live with his action, kills himself. Set in ruined Berlin shortly after World War II
Roma, città aperta by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
60 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under tyskernes besættelse af Italien i 1944 erklæres Rom for "åben by". En gruppe mennesker deltager i modstandskampen, der bliver skæbnesvanger for lederen Manfredi og præsten Don Pietro
Blaise Pascal by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
26 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evoking the terror and desperation of the seventeenth century, this film brings to life Blaise Pascal, the philosopher and mathematician who, amidst religious persecution and ignorance, believed in a harmony between God and science
Germany year zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
37 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy is the most devastating, a portrait of an obliterated Berlin seen through the eyes of a 12-year old boy. Living in a bombed-out apartment building with his sick father and two older siblings, young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher
Paisà by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
92 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six episodes, employing non-professional actors, cover the period from mid-1943 to the end of 1944 and extend from the Sicilian beaches to the Po marshlands. This film attempts to capture the extraordinary atmosphere of the liberation, the confrontation of Italians and Americans, through a kaleidoscope of incidents covering a wide range of moods
Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
54 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee marries a simple Italian fisherman she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany
Cartesius by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Italian and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
René Descartes was known as the "Father of modern philosophy." Depicts the seventeenth-century thinker's agonized struggle to assert the primacy of reason. An intimate, psychological study of obsession and existential crisis
Les carabiniers by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )
18 editions published between 1962 and 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centers on two peasants who join the King's army. Seduced by the promise of riches, the two leave their wives and embark into the war sending postcards home that detail their conquests. Upon their return, they learn that a peace treaty has been signed and in turn, are betrayed by the king for their overzealousness
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
19 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Robert Rossellini's Journey to Italy charts the declining marriage of a couple from England on a trip in the countryside near Naples. More than just the anatomy of a relationship, Rossellini's masterpiece is a heartrending work of emotion and spirituality
Viaggio in Italia by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
47 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A quiet English couple arrive in Naples on family business. Lacking the protective screen of their normal lives and discomforted by the sensuous locations around them, they are confronted by the shallowness of their relationship
L'età di Cosimo de' Medici ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Italian and French and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like a Renaissance painting come to life and gives a portrait of fifteenth-century Florence, ruled by the Medici political dynasty. Focuses on two of the city's leading citizens: banker Cosimo de' Medici and art theorist Leon Battista Alberti
Europe '51 by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )
11 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ingrid Bergman plays a wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite racked by guilt over the shocking death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in her life, she decides to devote her time and money to the city's poor and sick. Her newfound, single-minded activism leads to conflicts with her husband and questions about her sanity
3 films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This box set features the resulting collaboration produced as a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama. Stromboli, Europe '51, and Journey to Italy are intensely personal portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actor at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition
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Roberto Rossellini
Rosellini, Roberto 1906-1977
Rosselini, Roberto 1906-1977
Rossellini, Roberto
ロッセリーニ, ロベルト
Italian (426)
English (210)
French (111)
German (48)
Spanish (12)
Multiple languages (4)
Japanese (2)
Portuguese (1)