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De Fina, Barbara

Overview
Works: 118 works in 545 publications in 7 languages and 16,489 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Gangster films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Crime films  Religious films  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Barbara De Fina
The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

49 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs
Casino by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

79 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, mobsters who move to Las Vegas to make their mark, live and work in this paradoxical world. Seen through their eyes, each as a foil to the other, the details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970's and '80's are revealed. Ace is the smooth operator of the Tangiers casino, while Nicky is his boyhood friend and tough strongman, robbing and shaking down the locals. However, they each have a tragic flaw--Ace falls in love with a hustler, Ginger, and Nicky falls into an ever-deepening spiral of drugs and violence
Silence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two 17th century Catholic missionaries face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan looking for their missing mentor, at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden
Cape fear by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

35 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the most acclaimed thrillers of our time a vicious psychopath (Robert De Niro), after being imprisoned for fourteen years, emerges with the single-minded mission to seek revenge on his attorney, Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte), and menancingly circles Sam's increasingly unstable family. Sam resorts to unorthodox measures which lead to an unforgettable showdown on Cape Fear
The color of money by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Color of Money" is a decades-later sequel to "The Hustler." 25 years on, Fast Eddie is now a nattily dressed, silver-haired liquor salesman working the Midwest in his white Cadillac. His neat mustache and smiling deviltry are also employed in his other profession--stake horse to up and coming pool hustlers. One night he sees a kid playing who is so good that Eddie's laboriously buried memories are stirred. Vincent and his girlfriend Carmen have been working minor-league hustles, but with Eddie's help, all three could jump straight into the world of big-money pool, and an upcoming 9-ball tournament in Atlantic City. First, however, Vincent must learn to put the making of money above every other consideration, lure, and temptation in the pool hall. In the process, Eddie and Vincent's relationship erupts into a battle of passion vs. practicality, game theory vs. psychological warfare, where knowledge of human nature is trumps
You can count on me by Kenneth Lonergan( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sammy is a single mom living in a small Catskill town with her eight-year-old son. A lot happens all at once to Sammy as she, sort of, picks up with an old boyfriend, gets a new boss and her wayward brother finally shows up after months of no communication. A crisis of sorts ensues when the son meets his estranged father
The last temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this controversial movie, Jesus, as both fully human and fully divine, is viewed as free of sin but subject to all temptations, including sexual ones
Kundun by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the life and work of the current (14th) Dalai Lama and his ongoing struggle to regain independence for Tibet
GoodFellas by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the rise and fall of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters, running errands and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero, who takes him in as a surrogate son. As he reaches his teens, Hill is inducted into the world of petty crime, where he distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his psychotic partner Tommy, he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant; however, he quickly learns that his ethnicity prevents him from ever becoming a "made guy," an actual member of the crime family. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters, who feel that he has become a threat to their security with his reckless dealings
Bringing out the dead by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicolas Cage stars as Frank Pierce, a paramedic on the brink of madness from too many years of saving and losing lives
The last temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this controversial movie, Jesus, as both fully human and fully divine, is viewed as free of sin but subject to all temptations, including sexual ones
Il mio viaggio in Italia = My voyage to Italy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Voyage to Italy is a warm and loving look at the power of movies, ideal for fans of Italian cinema and Martin Scorsese. Scorsese brings an infectious enthusiasm to his recollections of watching neorealist and epic Italian films on television, and to his examination of the masters of Italian neorealism: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, and Michelangelo Antonioni. While offering a solid postwar timeline, basic information about the intellectual movements that influenced Italian filmmakers, and close readings of key films, the subject of the documentary is less about Italian cinema than Scorsese's passion for Italian cinema, especially the movies that made him fall in love with moviemaking. Viewers seeking a primer on Italian cinema may be disappointed, while those familiar with both Italian cinema and Scorsese's films will find much to enjoy
New York stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trilogy about life in the big city. "Life lessons" is the tale of a passionate painter (Nolte) torn between his obsession for his art and his infatuation with his sultry assistant (Arquette). "Life without Zoe" is a wimsical fantasy of a very grown-up 12 year old who brings charm and magic to life in New York. "Oedipus wrecks" is the story of a neurotic lawyer (Allen) who cannot escape the influence of his mother
The age of innocence( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No filmmaker captures the grandeur and energy of New York like Martin Scorsese. With this sumptuous romance, he meticulously adapted the work of another great New York artist, Edith Wharton, bringing to life her tragic novel set in the cloistered world of Gilded Age Manhattan. The Age of Innocence tells the story of Newland Archer(Daniel Day-Lewis), whoses engagement to an innocent socialite (Winona Ryder) binds him to the codes and rituals of his upbringing. But when her cousin (Michelle Pfeiffer) arrives in town on a wave of scandal after separating from her husband, she ignites passions in Newland he never knew existed. Swelling with exquisite period detail, this film is an alternately heartbreaking and satirical look at the brutality of old-world America
Dangerous Edge : a Life of Graham Greene( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary uses Graham Greene's own words from his books and recordings, as well as photographs and clips from his many films, to reveal the fascinating life of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. The cast includes John Le Carre, psychologist Kay Jamison, critic David Lodge, Time correspondent Bernard Diederich, former CIA Inspector General Fredrick Hitz, and Greene's daughter Caroline Bourget
The films of Martin Scorsese( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career, and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators
The Hi-Lo country by Stephen Frears( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends returning from World War II team up with an old rancher to raise cattle the cowboy way, in conflict with a corporate cattle rancher who employs half the town of Hi-Lo, N.M. When one of the friends has an affair with the wife of the corporate rancher's foreman, the conflict increases
Mad Dog and Glory by John McNaughton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro teams up with Uma Thurman and Bill Murray in this wildly offbeat, adventure-filled love story that proves when trouble comes, anything goes. When shy, soft-spoken Chicago detective Wayne "Mad Dog" Dobie (De Niro) inadvertently saves the life of local gangster Frank Milo (Murray), he's the reluctant recipient of an unusual one week "thank you" gift - a beautiful bartender named Glory (Thurman)! Before the week is out, the two have fallen madly in love, making for a murderous showdown with Milo. Now Dobie must live up to his ironic nickname or it will be "no guts, no Glory" in this heartwarming comedy
Hugo by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together to change Hugo's life forever
New York stories( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trilogy about life in the big city. "Life lessons" is the tale of a passionate painter (Nolte) torn between his obsession for his art and his infatuation with his sultry assistant (Arquette). "Life without Zoe" is a whimsical fantasy of a very grown-up 12 year old who brings charm and magic to life in New York. "Oedipus wrecks" is the story of a neurotic lawyer (Allen) who cannot escape the influence of his mother
 
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The Age of Innocence
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CasinoCape fearThe color of moneyYou can count on meThe last temptation of ChristKundunGoodFellasBringing out the dead
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Barbara De Fina Amerikaans filmproducente

Barbara De Fina producteur de cinéma américain

Barbara De Fina productora de cine estadounidense

Barbara De Fina produttore cinematografico statunitense

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