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Gassman, Vittorio

Works: 633 works in 1,924 publications in 7 languages and 10,276 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  War films  Romance films  Epic films  Bible films  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Other, Editor, Director, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Visual )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and Peace is a commendable attempt to boil down Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In recreating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, $6 million was shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures. Some of the panoramic battle sequences are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Still, the film falters dramatically, principally because of a lumpy script and King Vidor's surprisingly lustreless direction. In addition, the casting is wildly consistent: for example, while Audrey Hepburn is flawless as Natasha, Henry Fonda is far too "Yankeefied" as the introspective Pierre. Proving too long and unwieldy for most audiences, War and Peace died at the box office; far more successful was the epic, scrupulously faithful 1968 version, filmed in the Soviet Union
Abraham by BBC Wales( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Old-Testament, tells the story of Abraham, who is asked by God to sacrifice his son
Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and French and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La destinée du voleur Barabbas, libéré à la place de Jésus et qui, après avoir assisté à l'agonie du Christ, adhère à la foi nouvelle. Il est condamné aux mines, puis gladiateur, avant d'être lui-même crucifié
Tempest( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy loosely based on Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" has a New York City architect who tries to solve his midlife crisis by moving to a Greek island with his teenage daughter
I soliti ignoti = Big deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Italian and English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five men conspire to burglarize a small-time jeweler's safe. When the time comes to carry out the scheme, the men become hopelessly clumsy and have to eventually give up and go home
Riso amaro = Bitter rice by Giuseppe De Santis( Visual )

75 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the rice fields of the Po Valley, a thief on the run meets a girl who tries to steal his loot
C'eravamo tanto amati by Ettore Scola( Visual )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensitive comedy about the friendship of three men and the one woman each has loved
Sleepers by Barry Levinson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sentenced to the Wilkinson School for boys, four pals are mistreated at will by a cadre of sadistic guards. 15 years later, they have an unexpected opportunity for revenge
Riso amaro( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""During planting season in Northern Italy’s Po Valley, an earthy rice-field worker (Silvana Mangano) falls in with a small-time criminal (Vittorio Gassman) who is planning a daring heist of the crop, as well as his femme-fatale-ish girlfriend, played by the Hollywood star Doris Dowling. Both a socially conscious look at the hardships endured by underpaid field workers and a melodrama tinged with sex and violence, this early smash for producer extraordinaire Dino De Laurentiis and director Giuseppe De Santis is neorealism with a heaping dose of pulp." -- Publisher's description
Sharky's machine by Burt Reynolds( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in English and French and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Atlanta cop whose gung-ho tactics on a narcotics case get him demoted to the vice squad. There he transforms a colorful crew into a machine aimed at bigger prey: crime lord Victor D'Anton
La Famiglia = The family by Ettore Scola( Visual )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a man's life, his loves and his family through 80 years
Profumo di donna = Scent of a woman by Dino Risi( Visual )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive army private is assigned to assist a blinded, embittered ex-army captain on his journey from Turin to Naples. The captain is rude and eccentric, prone to say and do the unexpected. Their hilarious yet heartrending misadventures with prostitutes, clerics, and others they encounter along the way bring these odd companions to a deeper understanding of each other and their own shortcomings
Big deal on Madonna Street : I soliti ignoti = persons unknown by Mario Monicelli( Visual )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five men conspire to burglarize a small-time jeweler's safe. When the time comes to carry out the scheme, the men become hopelessly clumsy and have to eventually give up and go home
La vie est un roman by Alain Resnais( Visual )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided into three narratives. First section is set around the first decade of the twentieth century in the Ardennes, where Count Forbeck unveils his architect's design for a utopian city. In a modern day mirroring of the first story, a group of professors now inhabiting Forbeck's castle seek a new form of education through the use of the imagination, under the guidance of a guru named Guarini. The last segment depicts a Wagnerian fantasy landscape of kings and dragons, which arises from the imagination of the children of some of the professors at the school
Il deserto dei tartari = Desert of the tartars( Visual )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For his first commission, infantry lieutenant Drogo is stationed at a remote desert garrison on the mist-shrouded border of the North Kingdom. Filling their days with endless drilling, the soldiers of Fortezza Bastiani spend the long nights wondering about an enemy no one has ever seen. As the days stretch into months, the strain of waiting for attack takes its toll on Drago's comrades: sadistic major Mattis, sardonic Lieutenant Simeon, cynical medic Rovine, and humiliated Captain Hortiz, who lives with the shame of having once sounded the alarm against an attack that vanished before anyone else could see."--Container
Woman times seven : 7 stories of adultery by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 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
Quintet by Robert Altman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survivors struggling to stay alive during the final ice age spend their last hours playing Quintet, a macabre kind of backgammon, as packs of wild dogs roam around looking for corpses to feed upon
Il sorpasso( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and a bookish law student take a madcap trip from Rome to rural Southern Italy
The Bible stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life and times of Abraham, one of the most recognizable figures in Judeo-Christian religions. Abraham is a shepherd who heeds a divine command to take his wife, Sarah, and leave their home for a new land where Abraham will become "Father of Nations." Abraham and Sarah face many trials during their journey, but none so painful as their inability to conceive a child. When at last Sarah gives birth to their son, Isaac, both Abraham and Sarah are filled with love towards their child
Un grande avvenire dietro le spalle by Vittorio Gassman( Book )

36 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.18 for Barabbas / ... to 0.88 for Il mestier ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Riso amaro = Bitter rice
Riso amaro = Bitter riceRiso amaroBig deal on Madonna Street : I soliti ignoti = persons unknown
Alternative Names
Gasmann , Vittorio

Gasmann, Vittorio 1922-2000

Gassmann, Vittoria 1922-2000

Gassmann , Vittorio

Gassmann, Vittorio 1922-2000

Victorius Gassman

Vitorio Gasmans

Vittorio Gasman

Vittorio Gassman

Vittorio Gassman acteur italien

Vittorio Gassman actor y director italiano de teatro y cine

Vittorio Gassman aktor włoski

Vittorio Gassman attore, regista, doppiatore, sceneggiatore e scrittore italiano

Vittorio Gassman Italiaans filmregisseur

Vittorio Gassman Italian theatre and film actor and director

Vittorio Gassman italienesche Schauspiller

Vittorio Gassman italienischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Vittorio Gassman İtalyan aktör, yönetmen

Vittorio Gassman olasz színész, rendező, 1922-2000

Vittoriu Gassman

Βιτόριο Γκάσμαν

Виторио Гасман

Витторио Гассман итальянский актёр и режиссёр театра и кино

Вітторіо Гассман

Вітторіо Гассман італійський актор

Гассман Витторио

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