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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Overview
Works: 251 works in 655 publications in 6 languages and 5,314 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Fiction  Television mini-series  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Composer, Producer, Conductor, Arranger, Other, Musician, Librettist, Performer, Director, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Renzo Rossellini Publications about Renzo Rossellini
Publications by  Renzo Rossellini Publications by Renzo Rossellini
posthumous Publications by Renzo Rossellini, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Renzo Rossellini
Francesco, giullare di Dio The flowers of St. Francis ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and held by 502 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
I bambini ci guardano The children are watching us ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 370 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 )
10 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 336 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
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All'indomani della seconda guerra mondiale, in una Berlino semidistrutta dai bombardamenti, il tredicenne Edmund Koeler vive di espedienti, cercando di mantenere il padre invalido mentre il fratello è ricercato come ex nazista e la sorella si prostituisce. Sobillato da un professore nazista, avvelenerà il padre, pe r poi buttarsi da una casa diroccata. (Mereghetti)
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A marriage is breaking up under the strains of a trip to Italy
Roma, città aperta by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 232 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
Cartesius by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 200 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 )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and Italian and held by 200 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
La Nuit de Varennes by Ettore Scola ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in French and English and held by 198 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
Paisà by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six stories dealing with Italian and American soldiers meeting under battle conditions during World War II
L'età di Cosimo de' Medici ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and French and held by 161 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
Germany year zero by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 127 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
Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 122 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
Europe '51 by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 111 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
Paisan Paisà ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, and taking place across the country, from Sicily to the northern Po Valley. Looks at the struggles of different cultures to communicate and of people living their everyday lives in extreme circumstances
Paisan by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Six episodes employing non-professional actors, cover the period from mid-1943 to the end of 1944 and extend from the Sicilian beaches to the Po Marshlands. An attempt to capture the extraordinary atmosphere of the liberation, the confrontation of Italians and Americans, through a kaleidoscope of incidents covering a wide range of moods
Deutschland im Jahre Null ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edmund, a young boy who lives amid the rubble that is Berlin after World War II, struggles and scrambles to help his family in getting food and barely survive
Rossellini's history films renaissance and enlightenment ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 88 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
3 films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 77 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 )
16 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in French and held by 73 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
 
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Alternative Names
Rossellini, Renzo, 1908-
Languages
Italian (92)
French (38)
English (32)
German (18)
Spanish (5)
Multiple languages (1)