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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Works: 255 works in 1,000 publications in 8 languages and 6,559 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Hagiographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biography  Historical television programs 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Producer, Conductor, Arranger, Other, Actor, Director, Librettist, Scenarist, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Renzo Rossellini
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

63 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy. 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 )

78 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Témoignage brut et sans concession de la résistance du peuple romain face à l'occupant allemand, Rome ville ouverte est animé d'un souci d'authenticité rarement atteint par le septième art. S'inspirant de faits réels, tourné à chaud dans un style documentaire débarrassé des oripeaux mélodramatiques traditionnels, le chef-d'œuvre de Rossellini est considéré à juste titre comme le premier film "néo-réaliste", ouvrant la voie à un des courants majeurs du cinéma mondial
Francesco, giullare di Dio = The flowers of St. Francis by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

34 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 )

57 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, taking place as the Allies moved north, from Sicily to the Po Valley. Rossellini's film is unusual in that it relies on non-actors to tell the story of the Allies advance through Italy. The first story takes place in Sicily where an American G.I. meets a Sicilian girl during the Allied landing. In the last segment, the Allies have advanced to the Po valley. Italian partisans and OSS commandos engage with retreating German forces in the marshlands surrounding the Po river. The Germans retalitate by executing all the inhabitants of a nearby village
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 377 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 )

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

A quiet English couple arrive in Naples on family business. Lacking the protective screen of their normal lives and discomforted by the sensuous locations around them, they are confronted by the shallowness of their relationship
Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

38 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A refugee from the Baltics marries a young fisherman from the volcanic island of Stromboli to escape from an internment camp during the months immediately after the war. She finds the isolation and harsh life on the island unbearable and again tries to escape by crossing the island. What is important to Rossellini is Karin's growth from selfish ego toward a transcendant sprituality as she is overwhelmed by the world of nature (the god-volcano). In striving to create a metaphoric image of life in his films with Bergman (what he called his 'cinema of reconstruction') daily life is transformed into transcendant experience by a synthesis of the facts of external reality and subjective truth
Cartesius by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

6 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 )

12 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 189 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
3 films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 150 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
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 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern day Don Juan finds himself in a surrealistic world of women
La chartreuse de Parme = the charterhouse of Parme by Christian-Jaque( Visual )

23 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in French and held by 112 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. From his prison window, Fabrice falls in love with the jailers daughter who 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 88 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 79 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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dov'è la libertà--?: "Rossellini's darkly comic satire showcases the great Italian comic Totò as a barber who is imprisoned for murdering his wife's suspected lover. After twenty years, Salvatore leaves the prison walls to find the world he once knew gone. His wife is dead, he encounters one deceitful person after another, and his family and friends are even more disloyal. Salvatore realizes he has no choice but to find a way back to prison where he feels certain he will be happier."--Container
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women: "Seeking shelter in an abandoned church, Cesira (Loren) and her thirteen-year-old daughter, Rosetta (Brown) are brutally attacked and raped by Allied Moroccan soldiers during WWII."--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

Рэнца Раселіні

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