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De Fina, Barbara

Works: 56 works in 403 publications in 9 languages and 14,309 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Gangster films  Interviews  Biography  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, fmp
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara De Fina
The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

54 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 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the rise and fall of three friends in 1970s-era Las Vegas: Mafia-connected casino operator Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Mafia enforcer Nicky Santoro, and hustler Ginger McKenna
The last temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

44 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this controversial movie Jesus, as both fully human and fully divine, is viewed in this film free of sin but subject to all temptations, including sexual ones
Cape Fear by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

44 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen years after being imprisoned, psychopath Max Cady emerges with a single-minded mission: to seek revenge on his attorney Sam Bowden
The color of money by Irving Axelrad( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,216 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 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Linney, en su papel nominado al Oscar y Mark Ruffalo estelarizan como hermanos adultos quienes no podrían ser más diferentes. Mientras la conservadora Samy (Linney) se quedaba en su tranquilo pueblo natal, el rebelde Terry (Ruffalo) estaba en las calles metiéndose en problemas. De pronto, cuando Terry vino a visitarla, su presencia influye profundamente en el mundo de Sammy. Mientras Terry forma una amistad especial con el precoz hijo de ocho años de Sammy, Rudy (Rory Culkin), Sammy redescubre su pasión por la vida, entreteniendo una propuesta de matrimonio de su novio (Jon Tenney) mientras tiene un romance con su jefe (Matthew Broderick). Pero cuando la conducta de Terry se vuelve destructiva, Sammy finalmente debe confrontar las opciones del pasado...y crear nuevas para renovar el futuro de la familia."--Envase
Kundun by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote area of Tibet a two-year-old child is identified as the Dalai Lama. The story follows him into adulthood where he tries to rule his nation at one of the most challenging times in its history
GoodFellas by Warner Bros. Pictures España( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and French and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Hill, adolescent de New York, est fasciné par la vie que mènent les mafiosi de son voisinage. Il est recruté par le parrain, un restaurateur prénommé Paul, qui l'introduit à un membre bien en vue de la pègre locale, Jimmy Conway. L'apprentissage de Henry est rapide et au bout de quelques années, il pratique le crime avec aisance. Tout en poursuivant une carrière de mafioso, il devient mari et père de famille. Le marché noir de la cocaïne lui assure une certaine prospérité, puis, va précipiter sa chute
Bringing out the dead by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 766 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
Il mio viaggio in Italia My voyage to Italy by Martin Scorsese( 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 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of cinematic short stories directed by three of America's premier directors: Woody Allen, Francis Coppola and Martin Scorsese. . "Oedipus Wrecks" - Sheldon Mills, a successful but desperate New York attorney, begins an unusual search to discover what became of his mother who mysteriously disappeared. Sheldon is aided by his girlfriend, Lisa and his hard-of-hearing, Aunt Ceil. . "Life Without Zoe" - an irrepressible Manhattan teenager and her parents, Charlotte and Claudio, create a romantic vision of uptown New York glamour as it might have been in the 1940's. . "Life Lessons" - focuses on the complexities of an obsessive relationship between Lionel Dobie, a successful Manhattan artist, and Paulette, his dissatisfied assistant and girlfriend
Dangerous edge a life of Graham Greene( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 296 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 Spike Lee by Robert J Emery( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 212 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 187 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, New Mexico. When one of his friends has an affair with the wife of the corporate rancher's foreman, the conflict increases
Mad Dog and Glory by John McNaughton( Visual )

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

An offbeat, comic love story about a cop who'd rather be an artist, a mobster who'd rather be a comic and a woman who'd rather be anywhere but between them
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 28 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
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
Brides by Pantelos Voulgaris( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 24 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
The color of money Cocktail( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Color of money: An aging pool shark who believes "money won is twice as sweet as money earned", forms a profitable yet volatile partnership with a young pool hustler. Cocktail: An ambitious young bartender becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side until a new romantic interest causes him to look at life differently
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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 meKundunGoodFellasBringing out the deadMad Dog and Glory