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Gassman, Vittorio

Works: 589 works in 1,578 publications in 6 languages and 9,257 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  War films  Epic films  Religious films  Bible films  Made-for-TV movies  Religious television programs 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Editor, Director, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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War and peace by King Vidor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 887 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 Warner Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham is a powerful film based on the most dramatic and moving tale from the Old Testament in which an ordinary shepherd is called upon by God to show his abiding faith in extraordinary ways
I soliti ignoti Big deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli( Visual )

44 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in Italian and held by 695 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
Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and French and held by 632 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 601 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 )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in Italian and held by 485 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 careens from slapstick to tragedy.--Abridged from container
C'eravamo tanto amati by Ettore Scola( Visual )

33 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 293 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
Riso amaro Bitter rice( Visual )

13 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 271 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
Profumo di donna Scent of a woman by Dino Risi( Visual )

44 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 212 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
Sharky's machine( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and French and held by 206 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
La Famiglia The family by Ettore Scola( Visual )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a man's life, his loves and his family through 80 years
La vie est un roman by Alain Resnais( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in French and German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divided into three narratives. First section is set around the first decade of the twentieth century in the Ardennes, where Count Forbeck unveils his architect's design for a utopian city. In a modern day mirroring of the first story, a group of professors now inhabiting Forbeck's castle seek a new form of education through the use of the imagination, under the guidance of a guru named Guarini. The last segment depicts a Wagnerian fantasy landscape of kings and dragons, which arises from the imagination of the children of some of the professors at the school
Quintet by Robert Altman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 141 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
Il deserto dei tartari Desert of the tartars( Visual )

19 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in Italian and held by 138 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
Woman times seven 7 stories of adultery( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 138 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
La familia( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Spanish and Italian and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"80 años de historia, 80 años en una familia de clase media en Roma y una vida entera recordada por Carlo, el protagonista. La historia ... con tres personajes principales se desarrolla entre conflictos y sorpresas ..."--Envase
Riso amaro by Giuseppe De Santis( Visual )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 117 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
Rhapsody by Charles Vidor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 96 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
A wedding by Robert Altman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 91 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
Un grande avvenire dietro le spalle by Vittorio Gassman( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Riso amaro Bitter rice
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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Italian (310)

English (49)

French (40)

Spanish (28)

German (12)

Russian (1)

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