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Ponti, Carlo 1912-2007

Works: 239 works in 853 publications in 8 languages and 16,865 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Interviews  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  War films  Historical films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Producer, Performer, Production personnel, Bibliographic antecedent, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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posthumous Publications by Carlo Ponti, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Carlo Ponti
Doctor Zhivago by David Lean ( Visual )
66 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik revolution, but shaken by the wars and purges, he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism
Blowup by Michelangelo Antonioni ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,404 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 )
60 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A traveling entertainer "buys" a simple-minded girl to help him with his act
Two women by Alberto Moravia ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seeking escape from city bombing, an Italian mother and daughter travel war-torn Italy during World War II trying to survive near-starvation, rape by wandering soldiers, and other horrors of war
La strada The road ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 924 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
The passenger by Michelangelo Antonioni ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
TV reporter David Locke endures a world of defeat and hopelessness. If he could, Locke would walk away from it all and never return. Fortunately, he is able to assume the identity of a recently deceased man, assuming his wardrobe, passport, appointment book, and the dead man's profession as an international gun smuggler
Cléo de 5 à 7 by Agnès Varda ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in French and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A girl waiting for the results of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and German and held by 791 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 )
9 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in French and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young French dramatist living in Rome is working on a rewrite of the Odyssey for an American film producer. His wife suddenly ceases to love him. Her affair with the producer leads to death
Ulysses ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 446 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
Blowup by Michelangelo Antonioni ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drama recounting the adventures of a young fashion photographer in London, who finds indications of murder when he develops film which he shot of a man and woman in a park. Deals with confusion of appearance and reality in a media-conscious society
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and held by 385 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 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend
Une femme est une femme by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in French and German and held by 326 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
Marriage Italian style ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 300 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
Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 285 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 )
25 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 274 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
Lola by Jacques Demy ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a woman who must choose between three men. Restoration was done in 2000 by Ciné-Tamaris
Yesterday, today and tomorrow ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 248 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
A special day by Ettore Scola ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Special Day is the story of a touching and brief encounter between two unlikely people; the "special day" is May 8, 1939, the day of a huge rally celebrating Hitler's visit to Rome. (External Container)
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Ponti, Carlo de 1912-2007
English (177)
Italian (96)
French (74)
German (11)
Spanish (10)
Russian (3)
Multiple languages (2)
Hebrew (1)