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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Overview
Works: 291 works in 791 publications in 7 languages and 6,026 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Hagiographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biography  Historical television programs 
Roles: Composer, Author, Producer, Musician, Conductor, Arranger, Actor, Other, Director, Scenarist, Librettist, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Renzo Rossellini
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

38 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 586 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. The third part of the trilogy following, Paisa, and Roma città aperta
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 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 )

46 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 433 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. This film attempts 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
Open city by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in Italian and French and held by 383 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
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 381 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 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
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 177 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
Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

11 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 177 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
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
La Nuit de Varennes by Ettore Scola( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of the French Revolution, a mixed coachload of travellers, including Restif de la Bretonne, Tom Paine and Casanova, make their way to Varennes, where King Louis is held captive
Europe '51 by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 159 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
Viaggio in Italia by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

20 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English businessman and his wife take their first trip together since their honeymoon 8 years earlier when they travel to Naples to arrange the sale of an inherited property. The journey profoundly unsettles them in different ways and affects their relationship. This unclassifiable blend of personal meditation, quasi-documentary and melodrama was a major influence on the critics of 'Cahiers du Cinema' who subsequently formed the nucleus of the New Wave
3 films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman( Visual )

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

Europe '51. 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
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 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the final phase og 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 deatils of daily life, Rossllini was determined not to recount history but to relive it, as it might have been, unadorned and full of the drama of the everyday. This selction 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 have brought us to where we are today
Nostalghia by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 83 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)
Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 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
We the living = Noi vivi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 62 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
 
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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 1908-1982

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