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Rota, Nino 1911-1979

Works: 2,443 works in 5,738 publications in 9 languages and 49,211 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Comedy films  Romance films  History  Crime films  War films  Love stories  Film noir 
Roles: Author, Composer, msd, Arranger, Musician, Conductor, Performer, Librettist, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Contributor, Other, Compiler, Lyricist, Translator, Instrumentalist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Mario Puzo's The godfather by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

98 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 5,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the late 1940s in New York and "Don" Vito Corleone is the head of a powerful Mafia "family." His youngest son Michael had defied Vito by enlisting in the Marines to fight in World War II. Michael has returned with no intention of continuing the family business, but after several assassination attempts on his father's life, Michael wants revenge on the men responsible. He is groomed as the new don, leading the family to a new era of prosperity, then launching a campaign of murderous revenge against those who once tried to wipe out his family
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

40 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the Franco Zefferelli production of Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their families, and take their lives
Federico Fellini's La dolce vita by Federico Fellini( Visual )

101 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni) is a young playboy and jaded journalist who spends his days between celebrities and rich people, seeking ephemeral joy in parties and sex. When a famous film star comes to Rome, he does everything he can to meet her, and when he does, he is totally charmed by her. Famous for coining the word "Paparazzo" after one of its characters, this is one of Fellini's best films and made its title synonymous with the exuberant and decadent lifestyle of an era.--Kanopy
La strada = The road by Federico Fellini( Visual )

81 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a fragile girl who falls in love with a brutal circus performer she was sold to by her mother
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
The Godfather DVD collection by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Godfather: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son
8 1/2 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

66 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semi-autobiographical film by Fellini. A film director is struggling to find the creativity required to deliver his next movie and consequently is being hassled by industry figures as well as his wife and his mistress. In order to escape his tormentors, the director retreats into a world of memories, dreams and fantasies. [c.f. container notes]
Amarcord by Federico Fellini( Visual )

75 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memories of episodes of love, sex, politics, family life and growing up in a small Italian town in the 1930's
Fellini Satyricon by Federico Fellini( Visual )

48 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based loosely on Satyricon by Petronius. Fellini recreates the bawdy and lecherous days of Nero's reign in ancient Rome and its lack of concern with human dignity and obsession with perverse sex. Also intended to be an allegorical satire of the self-indulgence of modern society
Le notti di Cabiria by Federico Fellini( Visual )

36 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Roman prostitute has dreams of romance and respectability
Chamber music by Bohuslav Martinů( )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion demonstration of the development of chamber music
War and peace by King Vidor( Visual )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 867 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
Nino Rota by Nino Rota( )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plein soleil = Purple noon by René Clément( Visual )

32 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, this film stars Alain Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf back to the United States; what initially seems a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder. Bonus features include the original English language trailer, an archival interview with Alain Delon, and more
I vitelloni by Federico Fellini( Visual )

61 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character study of five aimless young men living in a small Italian town, based in part upon Fellini's own experiences and those of his acquaintances
Open city by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

32 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 596 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
Lo sceicco bianco = The white sheik by Federico Fellini( Visual )

36 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan Cavalli brings his new wife Wanda to Rome on the least romantic honeymoon in history--a rigid schedule of family meetings and an audience with the Pope. But Wanda, dreaming of the dashing hero of a photo-strip cartoon, drifts off in search of the White Sheik, thus setting off a slapstick comedy
Le notti bianche = White nights by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé d'après la jaquette : Mario arrive dans une petite ville qui resssemble à Livourne. Lors de sa première nuit, errant dans les rues désertes, il croise sur un pont une jeune femme en pleurs, Natalia. Tantôt extatique, tantôt accablée, cette dernière possède un comportement étrange et fascinant. La nuit suivante, Mario la retrouve au même endroit. Natalia lui avoue qu'elle fugue chaque nuit pour attendre, sur ce pont, l'homme qu'elle aime et qui lui a donné rendez-vous un an auparavant
Rocco e i suoi fratelli by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

57 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rocco chronicles the tensions within a southern family - a mother and her five sons - who have moved to a northern Italian city. The drama unfolds in a series of episodes merging into each other in which each of the five sons moves in turn to occupy the centre of the stage. Nowell-Smith suggests that each brother, in a sense, represents a certain kind of solution to the problems faced by a southern immigrant family in this historical moment (the 1950s in Milan), yet they are not typical
La strada by Nino Rota( )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ioannes Rota

N. Rota

Nina Rota

Nino Rota compositeur et chef d'orchestre italien

Nino Rota compositore italiano

Nino Rota Italiaans componist (1911-1979)

Nino Rota Italian composer

Nino Rota italienischer Komponist

Nino Rota italiensk komponist

Nino Rota italiensk kompositör

Nino Rota włoski kompozytor muzyki filmowej

Rinaldi, Giovanni Rota 1911-1979

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