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Gassman, Vittorio

Works: 647 works in 1,970 publications in 8 languages and 10,549 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  War films  Romance films  Epic films  Religious films  Crime films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Editor, Other, Director, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Former owner, Creator, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Vittorio Gassman
War and peace by King Vidor( Visual )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and Peace is a commendable attempt to boil down Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In recreating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, $6 million was shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures. Some of the panoramic battle sequences are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Still, the film falters dramatically, principally because of a lumpy script and King Vidor's surprisingly lustreless direction. In addition, the casting is wildly consistent: for example, while Audrey Hepburn is flawless as Natasha, Henry Fonda is far too "Yankeefied" as the introspective Pierre. Proving too long and unwieldy for most audiences, War and Peace died at the box office; far more successful was the epic, scrupulously faithful 1968 version, filmed in the Soviet Union
I soliti ignoti = Big deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli( Visual )

61 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five men conspire to burglarize a small-time jeweler's safe. When the time comes to carry out the scheme, the men become hopelessly clumsy and have to eventually give up and go home
Abraham by BBC Wales( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham leaves the pagan land of Ur for the promised land of Canaan, after being promised by God that doing so will cause his descendents to become a great and numerous tribe
Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and French and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pardoned instead of Christ, Barabbas is haunted for the rest of his life. After watching his former lover, Rachel, being stoned to death for her belief in Jesus, Barabbas returns to his life of thievery. Arrested again, he is sent to the sulphur mines and then to gladiator school where he witnesses yet another friend give his life in the name of the Nazarene. It is only at the end, when Barabbas himself faces crucifixion, that he discovers his faith
Riso amaro by Giuseppe De Santis( Visual )

80 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the rice fields of the Po Valley, a thief on the run meets a girl who tries to steal his loot
Tempest by Paul Mazursky( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy loosely based on Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" has a New York City architect who tries to solve his midlife crisis by moving to a Greek island with his teenage daughter
La familia by Ettore Scola( Visual )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his 80th birthday, an old Italian man reflects upon his past, reliving personal triumphs, family comedies, volatile politics, a war-torn world, and most importantly, the people and the passions that have changed his life
C'eravamo tanto amati by Ettore Scola( Visual )

48 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a retrospective allegory, Ettore Scola examines the lives of three resistance fighters and their transformation over thirty years. Each of these friends falls in love with the beautiful Luciana, an aspiring actress, testing the friendship and idealism they all shared. Throughout the story Scola pays tribute to the masters of Italian cinema by weaving classic film clips and iconic personalities into the background, as the film reveals which of the three friends remains true to the spirit of liberation they had once fought to achieve."--Container
Sleepers by Barry Levinson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four young friends from Hell's Kitchen get into trouble and are sent to reform school, where they are sexually abused by guards. Years later, two of the boys are seeking revenge and rely on the other two boys to protect them
Il sorpasso( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and a bookish law student take a madcap trip from Rome to rural Southern Italy
Sharky's machine by Burt Reynolds( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An undercover narcotics officer finds that the game has been rigged against him by a mysterious kingpin. Relentlessly he stalks his quarry and tries to save a beautiful call girl marked for death, in a seedy world where bad guys and good guys play by the same rule book
Profumo di donna = Scent of a woman by Dino Risi( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive army private is assigned to assist a blinded, embittered ex-army captain on his journey from Turin to Naples. The captain is rude and eccentric, prone to say and do the unexpected. Their hilarious yet heartrending misadventures with prostitutes, clerics, and others they encounter along the way bring these odd companions to a deeper understanding of each other and their own shortcomings
Il Sorpasso by Dino Risi( Visual )

68 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roberto, a shy law student, meets Bruno, a egotistical forty-year-old man who loves his fast Lancia car and spends all his time speeding around Italy. Bruno drives Roberto through the Roman country in his sports car. While Bruno's easy going manner and social success attract Roberto's great admiration, he also slowly realizes Bruno's unhappiness
La vie est un roman by Alain Resnais( Visual )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided into three narratives, this is a bewitching allegory contrasting the accounts of a rich man (Ruggero Raimondi) constructing a "temple of happiness" around the time of World War I, and a seminar on education being held at that location decades later
Il deserto dei tartari = Desert of the tartars( Visual )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For his first commission, infantry lieutenant Drogo is stationed at a remote desert garrison on the mist-shrouded border of the North Kingdom. Filling their days with endless drilling, the soldiers of Fortezza Bastiani spend the long nights wondering about an enemy no one has ever seen. As the days stretch into months, the strain of waiting for attack takes its toll on Drago's comrades: sadistic major Mattis, sardonic Lieutenant Simeon, cynical medic Rovine, and humiliated Captain Hortiz, who lives with the shame of having once sounded the alarm against an attack that vanished before anyone else could see."--Container
Quintet by Robert Altman( Visual )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survivors struggling to stay alive during the final ice age spend their last hours playing Quintet, a macabre kind of backgammon, as packs of wild dogs roam around looking for corpses to feed upon
Woman times seven : 7 stories of adultery by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seven sexy stories of love and adultery set against a Paris backdrop. Widow, seductress, model wife, or passionate lover, Shirley Maclaine stars in the seven roles of a woman's life in seven sketches
The Bible stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life and times of Abraham, one of the most recognizable figures in Judeo-Christian religions. Abraham is a shepherd who heeds a divine command to take his wife, Sarah, and leave their home for a new land where Abraham will become "Father of Nations." Abraham and Sarah face many trials during their journey, but none so painful as their inability to conceive a child. When at last Sarah gives birth to their son, Isaac, both Abraham and Sarah are filled with love towards their child
Il sorpasso by Dino Risi( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in Italian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and a bookish law student take a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany. This unpredictable journey careers from slapstick to tragedy
Rhapsody by John Addison( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soap opera with classical music background. Elizabeth Taylor plays a woman involved with a violinist and a pianist. They take out their frustration with flamboyant concerts
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Alternative Names
Gasmann , Vittorio

Gasmann, Vittorio 1922-2000

Gassmann, Vittoria 1922-2000

Gassmann , Vittorio

Gassmann, Vittorio 1922-2000

Victorius Gassman

Vitorio Gasmans

Vittorio Gasman


Vittorio Gassman acteur italien

Vittorio Gassman actor y director italiano de teatro y cine

Vittorio Gassman aktor włoski

Vittorio Gassman attore italiano

Vittorio Gassman Italiaans filmregisseur

Vittorio Gassman Italian theatre and film actor and director

Vittorio Gassman italienischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Vittorio Gassman İtalyan aktör, yönetmen

Vittorio Gassman olasz színész, rendező, 1922-2000

Vittoriu Gassman

Βιτόριο Γκάσμαν

Витторио Гассман итальянский актёр и режиссёр театра и кино

Вітторіо Гассман

Вітторіо Гассман італійський актор

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فيتوريو غاسمان

ویتوریو گاسمن فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان ایتالیایی

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