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Gassman, Vittorio

Works: 501 works in 1,578 publications in 8 languages and 9,361 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Epic films  War films  Internet videos  Educational films  Religious films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Editor, Director, Other, Translator, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Vittorio Gassman
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Most widely held works by Vittorio Gassman
War and peace by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

10 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 871 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
Abraham by BBC Wales( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 729 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
I soliti ignoti Big deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli( Visual )

63 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 719 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
Riso amaro by Giuseppe De Santis( Visual )

78 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During planting season in Northern Italy's Po Valley, an earthy rice-field worker falls in with a small-time criminal who is planning a daring heist of the crop, as well as his femme-fatale-ish girlfriend. Both a socially conscious look at the hardships endured by underpaid field workers and a melodrama tinged with sex and violence
Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and French and held by 646 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
Tempest by Paul Mazursky( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 599 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
Il sorpasso by Dino Risi( Visual )

49 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in Italian and French and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and a bookish law student take a madcap trip from Rome to rural Southern Italy
Family by Ettore Scola( Visual )

45 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 367 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 )

47 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 320 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
Sharky's machine by Burt Reynolds( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and French and held by 208 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 )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 188 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
La vie est un roman by Alain Resnais( Visual )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 158 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
Quintet by Robert Altman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 144 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 144 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
Il deserto dei tartari Desert of the tartars( Visual )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 140 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
Rhapsody by Charles Vidor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 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
The Bible stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 94 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
The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century by Marie-Christine Bonneau-Darmagnac( Visual )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire exploring Italy's role in World War I
A wedding by Robert Altman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wedding of Muffin to Dino Corelli becomes a big event when an aging priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, the Corelli family might have a connection to the mob, security guards are everywhere, and Dino's grandmother dies in bed before the reception
The nude bomb( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Join Don Adams as Maxwell Smart (aka Agent 86) of the original Get Smart TV series ... [as] Agent 86 is assigned to battle an evil villain who is threatening to drop a "nude bomb" capable of destroying all the fabric in the world"--Container
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Riso amaro
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 Italiaans filmregisseur

Vittorio Gassman Italian theatre and film actor and director

Vittorio Gassman italienischer Schauspieler und Regisseur

Vittoriu Gassman

Βιτόριο Γκάσμαν

Витторио Гассман итальянский актёр и режиссёр театра и кино

Вітторіо Гассман

ویتوریو گاسمن فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان ایتالیایی

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