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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Overview
Works: 294 works in 895 publications in 7 languages and 6,239 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Hagiographical films  Comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biography 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Producer, Conductor, Arranger, Other, Actor, Director, Scenarist, Contributor, Librettist, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Renzo Rossellini
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

55 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy kills his sickly father and then, unable to live with his action, kills himself. Set in ruined Berlin shortly after World War II
Francesco, giullare di Dio = The flowers of St. Francis by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in Italian and French and held by 550 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 humility, faith, and sacrifice of the People's Saint--Container
Open city by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

61 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leader in the Italian underground resists Nazi control of the city
Paisan = Paisà by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

46 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 434 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 380 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of intrigue and heroism within the Italian underground during the German occupation of Italy. Emanuele Bardone, a petty con man, fleeces his victims by posing as a colonel. Persuaded by the Germans to impersonate a partisan leader they have killed, he assumes the admirable qualities of the heroic officer and the German plan backfires
Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 270 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 )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 219 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
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated but strained couple takes a holiday in Italy on family business. While he remains bored and sarcastic, she explores this new world of ancient ruins, natural landscapes and temperamentally different people. They come to the brink of breakup before being momentarily reconciled
L'età di Cosimo de' Medici( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and French and held by 173 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
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 173 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
Europe '51 by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 160 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
3 films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This box set features the resulting collaboration produced as a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama. Stromboli, Europe '51, and Journey to Italy are intensely personal portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actor at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition
La chartreuse de Parme = the charterhouse of Parme by Christian-Jaque( Visual )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in French and held by 97 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 93 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 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling through Italy with an interpreter to research a composer's life, a poet haunted by visions of his home and family in Russia meets a hermit fixated on the spiritual decay of humanity who claims he knows the secret of its salvation
Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 70 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
We the living = Noi vivi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 61 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
La Nuit de Varennes by Ettore Scola( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of the French writer, Restif de la Bretonne, Casanova and the exiled American patroit, Thomas Paine in revolutionary France of 1791 provide insight into the flight of Louis XVI and his wife, Marie-Antoinette. The king's capture in the town of Varennes ends the tale and provides the title for the film
 
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Renzo Rossellini compositeur

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

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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-

Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Росселлини, Ренцо

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