WorldCat Identities

Cortese, Valentina

Overview
Works: 147 works in 347 publications in 7 languages and 6,394 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  Biography  Fiction  Religious films  Film and video adaptations  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Art 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Singer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Jesus of Nazareth by Anthony Burgess ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
La nuit américaine by François Truffaut ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film about the people involved in making movies
Giulietta degli spiriti by Federico Fellini ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When she suspects her husband of infidelity, a housewife unleashes an unconscious ripe with erotic fantasies. In this film, Fellini's first feature-length color film, his examination of the sexual psyche unfolds via the surrealistic use of abrupt cut-aways to illustrate the woman' sexual fantasies
Barabbas by Richard Fleischer ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and French and held by 542 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 sulpher 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
The barefoot contessa by Joseph L Mankiewicz ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With extraordinary beauty, talent and grace, Spanish dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) was born to be a star. Aided by American movie director Harry Dawes (Humphrey Bogart), she attains great success and fortune in Hollywood's land of dreams. But, though she gives her all for stardom, there is one thing Maria will never compromise - her soul
The adventures of Baron Munchausen by Terry Gilliam ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and French and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baron von Munchausen sails in a balloon to find old comrades and save a city from the forces of a Turkish sultan
Thieves' highway by Richard Conte ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Vividly depicts the perilous world of 'long-haul boys', who drive by night to bring their goods to the markets of America's cities. Ex-G.I. Nick Garcos [is] a tyro trucker bent on satisfaction from the man responsible for crippling his father, ruthless market operator Mike Figlia. But when Figlia gets wise to his plan, Nick finds himself in a web of treachery and heartbreak."--Container
Brother sun, sister moon by Franco Zeffirelli ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and French and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the early years of Francis of Assisi, who sought communion with the natural world by renouncing his family's wealth to seek his own destiny unencumbered by material possessions
The house on Telegraph Hill ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Victoria Kowelska is tortured in a concentration camp during the final days of World War II, and her family in Poland is slaughtered. Her best friend, Karin, who is ill, hopes to recover and make it to San Francisco, where a wealthy aunt is taking care of her son. But when Karin dies and the camp is liberated, Victoria exchanges identity papers with the dead woman, thereby gaining a new identity and family. After five years in relocation camps, Victoria finally gets to America, only to learn that Karin's aunt has recently died, and her nephew is in charge of the estate and Karin's son."--Booklet
Day for night ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francis Truffaut's 1973 film, an "homage to moviemaking," details the loves and lunacy of the closely-knit family of strangers that comprises an on-location film, cast and crew
Le amiche by Michelangelo Antonioni ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Rosette, a girl from a wealthy family, who attempts suicide. From the attempted suicide, she goes on to meet a group of women who she will become friends with--Clelia, Nene, and Navy. The film shows how various experiences in their lives bring about changes in their relationship. It describes the life experiences these friends have, from a suicide to the finding of a new love to a separation to a marriage
Giulietta degli spiriti Juliet of the spirits ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in Italian and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When she suspects her husband of infidelity, a naive yet clairvoyant housewife unleashes an unconscious ripe with erotic fantasies
When time ran out-- ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A South Pacific island's dormant volcano unexpectedly erupts in fury. Tourists are surprised by a volcanic eruption in a lonesome hotel in the Caribic. Shelby Gilmore is the hotel owner who ignores all the warnings and advises his guests to wait for a rescue team. Hank is a wildcat oil driller who gathers a small group of followers and heads toward higher ground. Kay Kirby is a PR executive who must choose between the two men
La ragazza che sapeva troppo The girl who knew too much ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nora Davis visits Rome only to find herself enmeshed in a mystery involving a serial murderer
The assassination of Trotsky ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chiefly historical account of the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico
Malaya ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, this exciting wartime adventure weaves a tale of danger and intrigue as it focuses on the daredevil exploits of a handful of extraordinary men
Roma città libera ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in Italian and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Post-war Rome is the setting for a lyrical and heartbreaking character study of bitterness, loneliness and reconciliation in the months following Italy's liberation by the Allies
The glass mountain ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1950 and 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The glass mountain:"In the Dolemites, a married composer loves an Italian girl who saved his life during the war."--Halliwell's Film Guide (2004)
Bava ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Operazione paura: The hallucinatory tale of a remote village tormented by the specter of a dead little girl
Julia und die Geister Giuletta degli spiriti ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julia, eine vereinsamte Ehefrau, lebt im Dialog mit den imaginären Gestalten ihrer Kindheit und Fantasie. Ihre seelische Krise führt zur Selbsterfahrung, zur Aufarbeitung verborgener Ängste und schließlich zu einem neuen Selbstbewußtsein, mit dessen Hilfe sie sich künftig gegen reale oder irreale Bevormundungen behaupten kann. Federico Fellinis fantasievolle Charakter- und Situationsbeschreibung des Menschen, der Gesellschaft, des Mannes und der Frau. Eine sich durch großartige symbolische Farbkompositionen und die schauspielerisch außergewöhnliche Differenzierung auszeichnende, freilich nicht leicht zu entschlüsselnde Studie über die heilsame Wirkung der Einbildungskraft. [film-dienst]
 
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Alternative Names
Cortesa, Valentina
Cortesa Valentina 1923-....
Cortesa, Valentina 1925-
Languages
English (76)
Italian (44)
French (25)
German (14)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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