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Magnani, Anna 1908-1973

Works: 215 works in 956 publications in 7 languages and 7,677 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  Biography  Fiction  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Costume designer, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor
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 by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

215 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,329 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
The rose tattoo by Wei lian si( Visual )

31 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 761 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 )

36 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 760 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
The golden coach by Jean Renoir( Visual )

58 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 544 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
Mamma Roma by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged prostitute attempts to extricate 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
Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and Italian and held by 512 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
Mamma Roma by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

83 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former prostitute's attempts to begin a new life with her grown son fail, because although she settles in a new area, her past continues to haunt her and her son is slowly corrupted by the city environment
Bellissima by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

52 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Italian master director Luchino Visconti (The Leopard, Rocco and His Brothers) directs this searing critique of celebrity culture in post war Italy. Maddalena (Anna Magnani - Open City, The Rose Tattoo, Mamma Roma) is an impoverished screen struck mother convinced of her daughter Maria's star potential when auditions are called for a child actor role at Cincetta studios. Dreaming of a better life as she struggles in working class Rome Maddalena invests everything including her last penny into the dream her daughter will be discovered"--Container
L'Amore by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

31 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 135 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 120 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. Awash in jubilant technicolor, each film interweaves public display and private feelings, expressed through the talents of three immortal film icons: Anna Magnani, Jean Gabin, and Ingrid Bergman
The secret of Santa Vittoria( Visual )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 98 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
The miracle( Visual )

19 editions published between 1948 and 1998 in Italian and held by 64 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
Teresa Venerdì by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in Italian and French and held by 37 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
Joyful laughter Risate di gioia by Mario Monicelli( Visual )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Italian and German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plotting pickpockets have an evening of petty larceny planned for New Year's Eve. Unfortunately, their bungling friend shows a positive genius for unintentional interference
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
L'automobile The automobile( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Automobile tells the story of Anna, an experienced prostitute who despite her success as a permanent part of the Roman nightlife, is dissatisfied by her position. Reflecting upon her situation and hoping for a way out she decides to buy a convertible. But when she ventures outside of the city for the first time, the people and situations she encounters are not what she expects and things go from bad to worse
Siamo donne by Alfredo Guarini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four famous actresses play themselves in four sketches, each one based (allegedly) on an incident from her own life."--IMDb
Nella città l'inferno by Renato Castellani( Visual )

8 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in Italian and Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een Romeinse vrouwengevangenis raakt Lina, een onnozel dienstmeisje dat medeplichtig is gemaakt aan inbraak onder de invloed van Egele, een hoer en gevangenis-habituée met een hart van goud
Il bandito by Alberto Lattuada( Visual )

10 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II veteran Ernesto returns home to Turin, becomes a member of a band of criminals, and ends up being hunted by police
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The fugitive kindThe secret of Santa Vittoria