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Ponti, Carlo 1912-2007

Works: 339 works in 1,449 publications in 8 languages and 20,068 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  War films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Circus films  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, pmn, Performer, Other, Production personnel, Author, fmp, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Carlo Ponti
Most widely held works by Carlo Ponti
Doctor Zhivago by David Lean( Visual )

109 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 4,047 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 )

73 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,698 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 = The road( Visual )

27 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic Fellini film, a homeless waif takes up with a brutish strong man as he travels from one hamlet to another
The passenger by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

25 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and German and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reporter assumes the identity of a dead man. The more he does this, the further he is from his true identity. When he finds himself in danger, will he be able to become himself once again, or will it be too late?
Cléo de 5 à 7 by Agnès Varda( Visual )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in French and held by 798 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
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

50 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1960 classic that tells the story of Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter, Rosetta, as they flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second world war
La Strada by Federico Fellini( Visual )

47 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There has never been a face quite like that of Giulietta Masina. Her husband, the legendary Federico Fellini, directs her as Gelsomina in La Strada, the film that launched them both to international stardom. Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampano (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampano encounters an old rival in highwire artist the Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point. With La Strada, Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love and cruelty, evoking brilliant performances and winning the hearts of audiences and critics worldwide."--Container
Le mépris = Contempt( Visual )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in French and held by 592 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
Yesterday, today and tomorrow by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in Italian and English and held by 500 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
Ulysses by Mario Camerini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 473 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
Marriage Italian style by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 447 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
La strada by Federico Fellini( Visual )

16 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pathetic, impressionable little woman is sold to the strong man in a traveling side-show. She falls in love with him, but her love is not returned until it is too late
Une femme est une femme = A woman is a woman by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offbeat homage to Hollywood musicals finds a stripper rousing her lover's jealousy by seducing his best friend
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 357 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
Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point( Visual )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and French and held by 343 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
Blowup( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 317 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
Les carabiniers by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in French and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Centers on two peasants who join the King's army. Seduced by the promise of riches, the two leave their wives and embark into the war sending postcards home that detail their conquests. Upon their return, they learn that a peace treaty has been signed and in turn, are betrayed by the king for their overzealousness."--Container
Una giornata particolare = a special day( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restée seule dans son appartement pendant un défilé marquant le passage d'Hitler à Rome, une femme rencontre un autre locataire. [(c) Médiafilm]
A special day by Wiggles (Musical group)( Visual )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 255 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
Lola by Jacques Demy( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in French and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a woman who must choose among three men. Restoration was done in 2000 by Ciné-Tamaris
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Doctor Zhivago
BlowupLa strada = The roadThe passengerCléo de 5 à 7La StradaUlyssesLa strada
Alternative Names
Carlo Ponti Italiaans filmproducent (1912-2007)

Carlo Ponti italienesche Filmproduzent

Carlo Ponti italienischer Filmproduzent

Carlo Ponti italský filmový producent

Carlo Ponti olasz filmproducer

Carlo Ponti producător de film italian

Carlo Ponti producteur italien

Carlo Ponti productor de cine italiano

Carlo Ponti produtor de cinema italiano

Carlo Ponti, Sr Italian film producer

Carlo Ponti włoski producent filmowy

Karlo Ponti

Ponti, Carlo de 1912-2007

Κάρλο Πόντι

Карло Понти

Карло Понти итальянский кинопродюсер

Карло Понті італійський кінопродюсер

Понти, Карло

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