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Sordi, Alberto 1919-2003

Overview
Works: 338 works in 889 publications in 5 languages and 4,314 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biography  History  Comedy films  Exhibition catalogs  Film and video adaptations  Interviews  Dark comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Artist, Director, Scenarist, Costume designer, Singer, Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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posthumous Publications by Alberto Sordi, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Alberto Sordi
I vitelloni by Federico Fellini ( Visual )
54 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film compassioniately details a year in the life of five young men lingering in post-adolescent limbo, dreaming of adventure and escape from their small town and struggling to find meaning in their lives
Lo sceicco bianco The white sheik by Federico Fellini ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1951 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this Fellini film newlyweds arrive in Rome for their honeymoon. The is obsessed with the "White Sheik" the hero of a soap opera photo romance strip and sneaks away to find him, leaving her conventional, petit bourgeois husband in hysterics as he tries to hide his wife's disappearance from his strait-laced relatives who are waiting to go with them to visit the Pope. A satirical film, targeting the trashy ?foto romanzi? comic strips that were extremely popular in Italy when the film was made
Mafioso by Alberto Lattuada ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nino is an auto-factory foreman who takes his proper, modern wife and two blonde daughters from industrial Milan to the antiquated, rural Sicily to visit his family and get back in touch with his roots. Nino gets more than he bargained for when he discovers some harsh truths about his ancestors and himself
Those magnificent men in their flying machines ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A newspaper publisher is convinced to sponsor an air race from London to Paris
A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a wounded American ambulance driver who falls in love with his nurse during World War I
Lo sceicco bianco The white sheik ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in Italian and Korean and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ivan Cavalli brings his new wife Wanda to Rome on the least romantic honeymoon in history -- a rigid schedule of family meetings and an audience with the Pope. But Wanda, dreaming of the dashing hero of a photo-strip cartoon, drifts off in search of the White Sheik, thus setting off a slapstick comedy
Those magnificent men in their flying machines, or, How I flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A newspaper publisher is convinced to sponsor an air race from London to Paris
La grande guerra by Mario Monicelli ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in Italian and French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during World War I, the two protagonists are cowards whose main concern is to survive at all costs
Alberto Sordi : un attore grande grande ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Federico Feillini's The young and the passionate (Vitelloni) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Character study of five aimless young men living in a small Italian town, based in part upon Fellini's own experiences and those of his acquaintances
Lo scopone scientifico = L'argent de la vieille by Luigi Comencini ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Italian and French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une vieille milliardaire américaine, passionnée de jeux de cartes, défie un couple de chiffonniers
Una vita difficile by Dino Risi ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silvio Magnozzi (Alberto Sordi), a partisan with the Resistance, meets his future wife near the end of WWII when she helps save him from the Germans. After the war, working as a leftist journalist, he bring her to Rome. However, his principled stance works as an impediment to advancement, and his wife leaves him. His fortunes seem to change when he accepts a job as a servant to a rich industrialist
Un americano a Roma ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about Nando Meniconi, a young Italian man crazy about the U.S.A. and all things American
Two nights with Cleopatra ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Each night, Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, gives herself to the officer who guards her door -- the following day she has him poisoned. For this reason no one wants to do guard duty anymore, but Cesarino, a naive officer who has just arrived from abroad, considers the assignment an honor. That night Cleopatra leaves her quarters and has a slave girl take her place."--Container
I Vitelloni The young and the passionate ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1953 and 1985 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Character study of five aimless young men living in a small Italian town, based in part upon Fellini's own experiences and those of his acquaintances
Tutti a casa by Luigi Comencini ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young second lieutenant, Alberto Innocenzi, vain yet attentive to his duties, is swept away by the announcement on 8 September 1943 by the Italian government of an armistice during World War II. He and the men of his brigade learn that it is better to quit than to let themselves be led into more trouble
Il Marchese del Grillo by Mario Monicelli ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Marchese del Grillo is a nobleman who escapes the boredom of every day life by playing nasty jokes on people, even the Pope. The Marchese discovers his physical (unrelated) twin in a Roman tavern - a drunkard who works transporting coal when he is sober. As a joke, The Marchese takes the passed-out drunk to his mansion and puts him in his bed, all to convice the drunk and everyone else that this man is the real marchese
Un borghese piccolo piccolo ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When his only son is killed in an armed robbery, a meek middle-aged man takes justice into his own hands
Il boom ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy in which a man contemplates selling one of his eyes to pay for the extravagant things his wife buys
Polvere di stelle ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capocomici di una scalcinata e affannata compagnia ambulante di varietà durante la guerra 1939-45, Mimmo Adami e Dea Dani sono coniugi e compagni d'arte senza talento. Dopo una serie di tragicomiche peripezie nella stagione 1943-44, arrivano a Bari dove sul palco del teatro Petruzzelli hanno un inatteso ed effimero successo. (My movies)
 
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