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De Fina, Barbara

Works: 45 works in 411 publications in 9 languages and 14,298 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Gangster films  Action and adventure films  Steampunk films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Documentary television programs  Crime films 
Roles: Producer, fmp, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara De Fina
The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

53 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,332 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 )

62 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the opening credits say, the film is "adapted from a true story". The source material is Pileggi's nonfiction biography of Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, and most of the characters in the film are based on real people
The last temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

50 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,695 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
Cape Fear by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

50 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,235 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 Niall Ferguson( Visual )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,226 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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,215 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
GoodFellas by Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and French and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a Brooklyn kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" from his neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero. In his teens, Hill 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 partner Tommy, he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters
Bringing out the dead by Guozhi Bi( Visual )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Pierce, a New York City paramedic on the brink of madness, meets Mary Burke, the daughter of a man he tried to save. Together, Frank and Mary confront the ghosts of the past and discover that redemption can be found among the living
Il mio viaggio in Italia My voyage to Italy by Ma ding shi ke xi si( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 414 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 )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 386 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
Dangerous edge a life of Graham Greene( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 303 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 by André S Labarthe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 213 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 188 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 )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago evidence detective Wayne Dobie is a shy, soft spoken man who hasn't drawn his gun fifteen years. His fellow cops have jokingly nicknamed him "Mad Dog" for his lack of guts
Hugo by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 51 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
Casino Carlito's way( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlito's way: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC
Brides by Pantelos Voulgaris( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS King Alexander, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage"--Internet Movie Database
Lymelife by Derick Martini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late 1970's. 15-year old Scott is growing up in suburban Long Island. While Scott is caught up in his first love, he finds out that the most important people around him - his father, mother and brother - are not exactly who he thought they were. He watches the relationships of his parents and neighbors slowly crumble as they try to keep up with the drastic economic and emotionally changing times. Family dynamics and divorce weave an intricate tapestry of American life
Cape fear ; Cape fear 1991( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cape fear 1962 : Fourteen years after being imprisoned, psychopath Max Cady emerges with a single-minded mission: to seek revenge on his attorney Sam Bowden
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The Age of Innocence
Alternative Names
Barbara De Fina Amerikaans filmproducente

Barbara De Fina producteur de cinéma américain

Barbara De Fina produttore cinematografico statunitense

Defina, Barbara

Fina, Barbara de.

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CasinoThe last temptation of ChristCape FearThe color of moneyYou can count on meGoodFellasBringing out the deadMad Dog and Glory