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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Works: 254 works in 1,008 publications in 8 languages and 6,608 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Hagiographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biography 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Producer, Conductor, Arranger, Actor, Other, Director, Librettist, Contributor, Scenarist, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Renzo Rossellini
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

64 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy is the most devastating, a portrait of an obliterated Berlin seen through the eyes of a 12-year old boy. Living in a bombed-out apartment building with his sick father and two older siblings, young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher
Open city by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

77 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it. An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends
Francesco, giullare di Dio = The flowers of St. Francis by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

35 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of The People's Saint: humility, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis' time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery"--Container
Paisan = Paisà by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

58 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the battle for Italy from 1943 to 1945 in six episodes that focus on interactions between Italian citizens and American military personnel
I bambini ci guardano = The children are watching us by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

14 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother
Il Generale Della Rovere by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en un hecho real, cuenta la historia de un vividor y jugador que es encarcelado por los nazis bajo la falsa identidad de el "general de la Rovere", un héroe de la resistencia partisana, que en realidad ha muerto. El hombre, temiendo por su vida, sigue su cautiverio bajo esta identidad. Un día llega una carta de su supuesta mujer, la condesa de la Rovere, donde le dice lo orgullosa que está de él y lo que le quiere. A partir de aquí él desarrollará más su mentira, metiéndose del todo en la piel del héroe
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

41 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Robert Rossellini's Journey to Italy charts the declining marriage of a couple from England on a trip in the countryside near Naples. More than just the anatomy of a relationship, Rossellini's masterpiece is a heartrending work of emotion and spirituality
Cartesius by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Descartes was known as the "Father of modern philosophy." Depicts the seventeenth-century thinker's agonized struggle to assert the primacy of reason. An intimate, psychological study of obsession and existential crisis
Blaise Pascal by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in French and Italian and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evoking the terror and desperation of the seventeenth century, this film brings to life Blaise Pascal, the philosopher and mathematician who, amidst religious persecution and ignorance, believed in a harmony between God and science
Europe '51 by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingrid Bergman plays a wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite racked by guilt over the shocking death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in her life, she decides to devote her time and money to the city's poor and sick. Her newfound, single-minded activism leads to conflicts with her husband and questions about her sanity
L'età di Cosimo de' Medici( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Italian and French and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like a Renaissance painting come to life and gives a portrait of fifteenth-century Florence, ruled by the Medici political dynasty. Focuses on two of the city's leading citizens: banker Cosimo de' Medici and art theorist Leon Battista Alberti. This is a lengthy exposition of the social and political history of renaissance Florentine history, told through dramatised conversations between the main participants, particularly Cosimo de Medici and Brunelleschi. Among its themes are commerce and banking, artistic and scientific advances such as perspective and early automation of manufacturing processes, political processes such as taxation and voting and conflict
3 films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stromboli. After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee marries a simple Italian fisherman she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany
Stromboli( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee marries a simple Italian fisherman she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany"--Container
Stromboli, terra di Dio = Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

36 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee marries a simple Italian fisherman she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany
City of women = La città delle donne by Federico Fellini( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in Italian and English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federico Fellini's epic 1980 fantasia introduced the start of the Maestro's delirious late period. A surrealist tour-de-force filmed on soundstages and locations alike, and overflowing with the same sensory (and sensual) invention heretofore found only in the classic movie-musicals (and Fellini's own oeuvre), La citta delle donne [City of Women] taps into the era's restless youth culture, coalescing into nothing less than Fellini's post-punk opus ... Marcello Mastroianni appears as Fellini's alter ego in a semi-reprise of his character from 8 1/2, Snaporaz. As though passing into a dream, the charismatic avatar finds himself initiated into a phantasmagoric world where women--or an idea of women--have taken power, and which is structured like an array of psychosexual set-pieces, culminating in a bravura hot-air balloon that decisively sticks the "anti" up into "climax."
La chartreuse de Parme = the charterhouse of Parme by Christian-Jaque( Visual )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabrice is a young archbishop who gives his heart and soul to romance rather than the Church, creating complications for everyone involved. The Countess of Sangeverine is but one of many who love Fabrice. He is arrested and from his prison window, Fabrice falls in love with the jailer's daughter. But she takes a vow to the Virgin Mary never to see him again, even if his daring escape succeeds
Rossellini's history films : renaissance and enlightenment by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the final phase of his career, Italian master Roberto Rossellini embarked on a dramatic, daunting project: a series of television films about knowledge and history, made in an effort to teach, where contemporary media were failing. Looking at the Western world's major figures and moments, yet focusing on the small details of daily life, Rossellini was determined not to recount history but to relive it, as it might have been, unadorned but full of the drama of the everyday. This selection of Rossellini's history films presents "The Age of the Medici," "Cartesius," and "Blaise Pascal"--Works that don't just enliven the past but illuminate the ideas that brought us to where we are today"--Container
Nostalghia by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un poeta sovietico, Andrej Gorcakov, venuto in italia per cercare notizie su un musicista russo del Settecento esule e suicida, conosce un uomo dimesso dal manicomio: la solidarietà fra i due emarginati dal mondo contemporaneo finisce per escludere la bella accompagnatrice del poeta e prelude a un finale tragico. (Mereghetti)
We the living = Noi vivi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Italian and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the chaotic years following the Russian revolution, three individuals courageously defy an oppressive, state-controlled society. Kira, torn between two men, struggles with them for the right to live their own lives
Roberto Rossellini by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Italian and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Era notte a Roma: "In this emotional war drama set in Nazi-occupied Rome, a beautiful bootlegger gives sanctuary to three escaped POWs, an American pilot, a Russian sergeant and a British major. By taking them in, she tragically jeopardizes the safety of her Communist lover while the confinement of the trapped prisoners brings their uneasy alliance to a boiling point, symbolizing the chaos of the world around them."--Container
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Renzo Rossellini compositeur

Renzo Rossellini compositor italià

Renzo Rossellini compositor italiano

Renzo Rossellini compozitor italian

Renzo Rossellini Italiaans componist (1908-1982)

Renzo Rossellini Italian composer

Renzo Rossellini italienischer Komponist, Musiker und Musikwissenschaftler

Renzo Rossellini italiensk komponist

Renzo Rossellini italiensk kompositör


Rossellini, Renzo

Rossellini, Renzo 1908-

Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Ренцо Росселліні Італійський композитор

Росселлини, Ренцо

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