Magnani, Anna 1908-1973
Most widely held works about Anna Magnani
Most widely held works by Anna Magnani
Open city ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in Italian and held by 823 libraries worldwide
The loyalties of an impoverished mother-to-be and a parish priest are tested by the German forces which occupy their homeland during World War II.
The rose tattoo ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
Serafina is a Sicillian woman who now lives in the American South. She is mourning the death of her beloved husband, constantly telling herself stories of their time together. Her fragile, emotional existence is shattered when she discovers that her husband had been having an affair. Luckily, Serafina meets truck driver Mangiacavello and their tentative romance may help her through this troubling time.
Mamma roma ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 518 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged prostitute attempts to extricte herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy.
The fugitive kind ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Val Xavier is a guitar-strumming drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a Southern small-town variety store run by Lady Torrance, who's lonely, sexually frustrated, and abused by her vile, deathly ill husband, and who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol, who tries to seduce him.
Roma ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 417 libraries worldwide
A film adaptation of Federico Fellini's reminiscences of Rome before World War II, as compared to the present as it was when the film was originally produced (1972).
Roma, città aperta ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1945 and 2009 in Italian and held by 304 libraries worldwide
When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it. An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends.
Jean Renoir's The golden coach ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
An eighteenth-century comic fantasy about a viceroy in Central America who receives a golden coach and gives it to the star of a touring commedia dell'arte company. Shot and released simultaneously in English, French, and Italian language versions; Renoir was said to prefer this English language version of the three.
The golden coach ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Camilla is the leading star of a commedia dell'arte troupe touring colonial Peru in the early 18th century. The actors arrive on the same boat that transports the new golden coach of the Viceroy. Camilla has to dally with her three lovers-- Felipe, a young officer, a suave Viceroy, and Ramon a bullfighter. Each man desires Camilla for different purposes.
Open city ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Rossellini's classic is representative of neo-realistic cinema. The story takes place in Rome during the Nazi occupation where a priest who is helping the Italian resistance fighters is discovered and arrested by the SS.
The secret of Santa Vittoria ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A drunken buffoon (Anthony Quinn) is elected as mayor a small Italian village that must hide its one million bottles of wine from the occupying Nazis.
L'Amore ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1991 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Presents two episodes. In the first part, a woman talks on the phone to the man who has forsaken her. In the second part, a peasant woman is seduced and is convinced she will give birth to a new Messiah.
Stage & spectacle three films by Jean Renoir ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Near the end of his long and celebrated career, master filmmaker Jean Renoir indulged his lifelong obsession with life-as-theater and in rapid succession directed The Golden Coach (1953), French Cancan (1955), and Elena and Her Men (1956), three delirious films infatuated with the past, love, and artifice.
Bellissima ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1951 and 2007 in Italian and held by 84 libraries worldwide
A poignant tale about a movie-struck mother who puts on a frantic campaign to get her little girl into the movies. The story gives an unexpected realism about movies and the people who want to get into them.
Tennessee Williams' The fugitive kind ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
When a young renegade drifts into a sleepy southern town and gets involved with two women, it sets events in motion that can only lead to tragedy.
Open city ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1945 and 1997 in Italian and English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
An inspirational film, and representative of neo-realistic cinema, about Rome during the Nazi occupation. A priest who is helping the Italian resistance fighters is discovered and arrested by the SS.
The miracle ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1948 and 1996 in Italian and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A religious woman, tending goats on a hillside, decides that life is worthless. A stranger, whom she identifies as St. Joseph, appears to her. Through this stranger, a series of events take place which lead the woman to a dramatic and enlightening understanding at the conclusion of the story.
Roma, cittá aperta Rome ville ouverte by Roberto Rossellini ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1945 and 1999 in French and Italian and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Témoignage brut et sans concession de la résistance du peuple romain face à l'occupant allemand, Rome ville ouverte est animé d'un souci d'authenticité rarement atteint par le septième art. S'inspirant de faits réels, tourné à chaud dans un style documentaire débarrassé des oripeaux mélodramatiques traditionnels, le chef-d'œuvre de Rossellini est considéré à juste titre comme le premier film "néo-réaliste", ouvrant la voie à un des courants majeurs du cinéma mondial.
Anna Magnani : la mia corrispondenza americana by Anna Magnani ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The blind woman of Sorrento ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 26 libraries worldwide
When she was only a child, Beatrice witnessed the brutal murder of her mother and lost her sight from the shock. An innocent man was convicted and executed for the crime. Beatrice now has a chance to restore her sight and reveal the real killer.
Mamma Roma La ricotta by Pier Paolo Pasolini ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in Italian and held by 17 libraries worldwide
A Rome, Mamma Roma, prostituée vieillissante, abandonne son métier lorsque son proxénète entreprend de se marier. Elle décide alors de récupérer Ettore, son fils, laissé aux bons soins d'un pensionnat depuis près de seize ans et de commencer une nouvelle vie, plus honnête et respectable.
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Magnaniová, Anna, 1908-1973
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