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Magnani, Anna 1908-1973

Works: 253 works in 953 publications in 7 languages and 7,717 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  Fiction  Biography  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Anna Magnani
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Most widely held works by Anna Magnani
Open city( Visual )

47 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 1,128 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
Mamma Roma by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

89 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged prostitute attempts to extricte herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy
The rose tattoo by Daniel Mann( Visual )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serafina is a Sicillian woman who now lives in the American South. She is mourning the death of her beloved husband, constantly telling herself stories of their time together. Her fragile, emotional existence is shattered when she discovers that her husband had been having an affair. Luckily, Serafina meets truck driver Mangiacavello and their tentative romance may help her through this troubling time
The fugitive kind by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

22 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Val Xavier is a guitar-strumming drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a Southern small-town variety store run by Lady Torrance, who's lonely, sexually frustrated, and abused by her vile, deathly ill husband, and who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol, who tries to seduce him
Roma by Federico Fellini( Visual )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federico Fellini's look at the many layers of Rome-- ancient, his own past, and the present day. A semi-autobiographical, poetic comedy-drama film
The golden coach by Jean Renoir( Visual )

33 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eighteenth-century comic fantasy about a viceroy in Central America who receives a golden coach and gives it to the star of a touring commedia dell'arte company
Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 478 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
Bellissima by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

55 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming of a better life for her family, a star struck mother invests everything, including her last penny, into the dream that her daughter will be discovered at an open casting
Roma, città aperta by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

62 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it. An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends
L'Amore by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two episodes. In the first part, a woman talks on the phone to the man who has forsaken her. In the second part, a peasant woman is seduced and is convinced she will give birth to a new Messiah
Stage & spectacle three films by Jean Renoir( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of his long and celebrated career, master filmmaker Jean Renoir indulged his lifelong obsession with life-as-theater and in rapid succession directed The Golden Coach (1953), French Cancan (1955), and Elena and Her Men (1956), three delirious films infatuated with the past, love, and artifice
The secret of Santa Vittoria( Visual )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drunken buffoon (Anthony Quinn) is elected as mayor a small Italian village that must hide its one million bottles of wine from the occupying Nazis
Rome open city by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

18 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was Roberto Rossellini's revelation, a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. Though told with more melodramatic flair than the other films that would form this trilogy and starring some well-known actors, Aldo Fabrizi as a priest helping the partisan cause and Anna Magnani in her breakthrough role as the fiance of a resistance member, Rome open city (roma citt aperta) is a shockingly authentic experience, conceived and directed amid the ruin of World War II, with immediacy in every frame. Marking a watershed moment in Italian cinema, this galvanic work garnered awards around the globe and left the beginnings of a new film movement in its wake
Rom, offene Stadt( Visual )

25 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in German and Multiple languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Aktivitäten, die Verfolgung und das grausame Ende einer italienischen Widerstandsgruppe zur Zeit der deutschen Besatzung Roms (1944). Im Mittelpunkt die Schicksale eines in einer illegalen Druckerei beschäftigten Arbeiters und eines Priesters, der ihm und anderen Verfolgten Schutz gewährt. Der Film wurde noch während des Krieges konzipiert und beruft sich auf historisch belegte Begebenheiten. Rossellini inszenierte mit persönlichem, spontanem Engagement in dokumentarischem Stil. Ein Zeugnis der Zeitgeschichte - und ein Meilenstein der Filmgeschichte, der den italienischen "Neorealismus" weltweit berühmt machte
The miracle( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 1998 in Italian and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious woman, tending goats on a hillside, decides that life is worthless. A stranger, whom she identifies as St. Joseph, appears to her. Through this stranger, a series of events take place which lead the woman to a dramatic and enlightening understanding at the conclusion of the story
Citta aperta open city( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in Italian and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leader in the Italian underground resists Nazi control of the city
Roma ciudad abierta by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

22 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in Spanish and Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ciudad de Roma está ocupada por los nazis, y la Gestapo sólo piensa en arrestar a Manfredi, miembro del Comité Nacional de Liberación. Annie Marie ofrece refugio en su casa a Manfredi y a alguno de sus compañeros, pero son descubiertos y los alemanes rodean la casa en la que se esconde el líder de la resistencia y sus camaradas
Teresa Venerdì by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Italian and French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a young physician working in an orphanage who finds himself innocently involved with three women. What unfolds is a hilarious comedy filled with action, intrique and jealousy
L'onorevole Angelina by Luigi Zampa( Visual )

18 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in Italian and French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one woman's journey as she leads a group of women to revolt against tyranny, her subsequent arrest, and coming to grips with her role as wife and mother
The blind woman of Sorrento( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she was only a child, Beatrice witnessed the brutal murder of her mother and lost her sight from the shock. An innocent man was convicted and executed for the crime. Beatrice now has a chance to restore her sight and reveal the real killer
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