WorldCat Identities

Ponti, Carlo 1912-2007

Works: 253 works in 917 publications in 8 languages and 17,274 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Interviews  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Historical films  Motion pictures  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Director, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carlo Ponti
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Visual )
66 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget
Blowup by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )
38 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A London photographer takes some pictures of a couple in a park and discovers that he may have recorded evidence of a murder
La Strada by Federico Fellini( Visual )
62 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giuletta Masina combines comedy and pathos as Gelsomina, the slow witted innocent who falls for an abusive, circus strongman. For a time Gelsomina finds comfort with an irrepressibly funny clown, until Quinn's rage destroy all three
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )
35 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrays an Italian mother who along with her daughter is raped by soldiers during World War II. After regaining consciousness she finds her daughter in a state of shock, and the rest of the film tells how they find their way back to life and survive the horror of war
The passenger by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )
12 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Day in and day out, TV reporter David Locke endures a world of defeat and hopelessness--the wars and grandstand politics of his public life and the empty monotomy of his marriage. If he could, Locke would walk away from it all and never return. Fortunately, he is able to take on the identity of a recently deceased man, assuming his wardrobe, passport, appointment book and the dead man's profession as an international gun smuggler
La strada The road ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A simple waif becomes the assistant to a drunken itinerant circus strongman who fights and kills the gentle tightrope walker she had befriended
Cléo de 5 à 7 by Agnès Varda( Visual )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in French and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman's life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina
War and peace by King Vidor( Visual )
5 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812, the film centers around disenchanted aristocrat and unhappily married Pierre and Prince Andrei, who both are in love with an innocent young woman, Natasha
Le mépris Contempt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in French and English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Capri, an Italian crew makes a German film of Homer's Odyssey; Fritz Lang directs with American money. Prokosch, the producer, with his sneer and red Alfa, holds art films in contempt and hires writer Javal to help Lang commercialize the picture. Against this backdrop, Javal's marriage to Camille, a young former typist, disintegrates. It opens with the couple talking in bed, she asking assurance that he finds her attractive. Later that day he introduces her to Prokosch, and, unawares, blunders unforgivably. The rest of the film portrays her, in their apartment and in public, expressing her hurt and change of heart and his slow grasp of the source of her contempt
Ulysses ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Après avoir participé à la victoire de la Guerre de Troie, Ulysse s'engage dans un voyage de dix ans pour retourner à son royaume. Mais avant qu'il puisse rejoindre sa femme, il doit d'abord vaincre le Cyclope, échapper au sortilège de Circé qui a changé son équipage en porcs, et se montrer plus malin que les sirènes qui attirent les marins vers leur mort
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the title screens explain, in gangster slang, 'doulos' means 'hat.' In the slang shared by criminal and police, 'doulos' also designates the person who wears it: the informer. Through shadowy back streets on the edge of Paris, an ingenious cat and mouse game is played as two underworld characters, seemingly working against each other, find themselves in a deadly entanglement of their own making but infinitely larger than both of them. Faugel, a thief recently released from prison, and Silien, Faugel's best friend and all-around suspicious character, are up against shady nightclub owner Nuttheccio, and the police's Capt. Clain, ruthless as any criminal. The hapless gangsters know two things: their sense of honor is the only thing they can take with them to the grave, and that date with the grave is coming all too soon. By Jean-Pierre Melville, French poet of crime cinema, full of shadows, night, trench coats, guns, tough guys, cigarettes, slinky dames, cocktail bars, crooked cops, betrayal, and loot
Une femme est une femme A woman is a woman by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in French and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend
Lola by Jacques Demy( Visual )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in French and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a woman who must choose among three men. Restoration was done in 2000 by Ciné-Tamaris
Yesterday, today and tomorrow ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three tales of women who use sex to get what they want out of the self-centered men in their lives
Marriage Italian style ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Domenico first meets 17-year-old prostitute Filumena in a Neapolitan brothel in the 2nd World War. After the war they become lovers on and off for 22 years. Domenico eventually rents an apartment for Filumena and even lets her run his shop but is always chasing other women. Finally Filumena asks Domenico to marry her on her deathbed, just before he had planned to marry his young cashier, and admits she had his legitimate child. Dominico uses different subterfuges trying to find which teenager might be his son
Une femme est une femme by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )
17 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in French and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the beautiful Angéla wants to have a baby and her lover refuses to participate, she looks to recruit his best friend
Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic portrait of late sixties America as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria, who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert, and dropout Mark, who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot
Zabriskie Point by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )
26 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a counterculture film about two young people who meet in Death Valley, director Antonioni shows our society to be more alienating and hostile than the barren desert
Operation crossbow by Michael Anderson( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fearsome rumor reaches Britain's World War II command. The Nazis are developing rocket technology that could rain death on London and, then, New York. Quickly, England develops a plan to send saboteurs into the sites manufacturing the rockets. Just moments after the carefully chosen commandos parachute into the drop zone, their pilot receives an urgent message: The mission may be compromised. Abort
A special day ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An accidental meeting brings a lonely, dowdy housewife and a former radio announcer together for almost two hours of comic and touching confidences, arguments and self-searching. The day is May 8, 1938, the day of a huge rally celebrating Hitler's visit to Rome, which underscored the infamous alliance between the Nazis and Mussolini's fascist regime
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Ponti, Carlo de 1912-2007
English (183)
Italian (92)
French (68)
Spanish (10)
German (8)
Russian (3)
Multiple languages (2)
Hebrew (1)