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Bertini, Francesca 1892-1985

Works: 17 works in 73 publications in 5 languages and 909 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  War films  Silent films  History  Short films  Film adaptations  Biography  Experimental films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Dedicatee, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works about Francesca Bertini
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Most widely held works by Francesca Bertini
Silent Shakespeare( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of the cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a "lowbrow" medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the actors of the day. Most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long but whatever they gave up in language and length, they made up for in exuberance, cinematic artistry, visual wit and bravura acting. Some films feature original hand-stenciled color
Novecento = 1900 by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic story of two families in Italy traces both the rise of fascism and the conflict between the sons of the families, both born on January 1, 1900
Assunta Spina( Visual )

20 editions published between 1915 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An operatic tale of love and sacrifice in turn of the century Naples. After being assaulted by her jealous lover Michele, Assunta becomes the mistress of a corrupt Don so she can visit Michele while he is in prison. When Michele is unexpectedly released, he discovers Assunta's "betrayal", setting the stage for the film's tragic finale
King Lear, excerpt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short silent film, directed by Gerolamo Lo Savio, is a retelling of the main story of Shakespeare's play, King Lear
Diva Dolorosa( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this mesmerizing collage of silent Italian melodrama, found-footage filmmaker Peter Delpeut (Lyrical Nitrate) affectionately captures the spirit of the World War One-era cinema diva. In all-but-lost gems such as La donna nuda (1914), and Tigre reale (1916), superstars such as Lyda Borelli and Pina Menichelli portrayed heroines teetering dangerously between defiant indulgence in sexual passion and hysterical remorse at their own cruelties. Delpeut's inventive celebration of Black Romanticism is both striking and heartbreaking in its composition--a beautifully woven narrative of tempted fate and self-torment, elegantly guided by Loek Dikker's original score. Zeitgeist Films is proud to present Delpeut's stunningly experimental work in all its heaving bosomed, luridly tinted glory."--Zeitgeist website
L'ultima diva = The last star by Gianfranco Mingozzi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of silent film actress Francesca Bertini. Includes scenes from many of her classic films and interviews with the geniuses of the Italian cinema such as the late Sergio Leone
Il resto non conta by Francesca Bertini( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sangue bleu by Nino Oxilia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and Dutch and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this early example of the Italian "Diva film," famed actress Francesca Bertini stars as Elena, Princess of Montvallon, who is by turns betrayed, misjudged, exploited, blackmailed, and humiliated
Assunta Spina( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

by Gloria Swanson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nearly all of Miss Swanson's sixty-six motion pictures, 1914-1975, are represented by film stills and other materials. This collection does include some of Swanson's film holdings, though most were acquired by George Eastman House in 1967. Coverage is sparsest for her beginnings at Essanay Studios, Sennett/Keystone Studios, and Triangle Company. The Famous Players-Lasky Corp./Paramount Pictures period, 1919-1926, is more comprehensively documented with groups of stills and scrapbooks, clippings, correspondence, contracts, and publicity items. The substantial correspondence, financial, legal, and production records of the United Artists years, 1925-1933, occupy forty boxes, yet only meagre files for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Fox Films, and Columbia Pictures Corp. represent Swanson's career for the remainder of the 1930s. Records of the scattered later films with RKO Radio Pictures, Paramount Pictures Corp., Warner Brothers, Titanus-Lux Films, and Universal City Studios, Inc. complete this subseries. Of these, the fullest records exist for Swanson's famous appearance in Paramount's Sunset Boulevard in 1950
Tristan and Isolda by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1911 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Accompanied by his slave Rosen, Tristan journeys to Ireland to bring Isolda back to be the bride of his uncle, King Mark of Cornwall. Rosen, however, is jealous of her master's attentions to Isolda and attempts to poison Tristan. At the last minute, the poison is changed to a love potion, which both Tristan and Isolda drink. Once back in Cornwall, the two run off and are denounced by Rosen. King Mark is, however, moved out of pity for their youth and pardons Tristan and Isolda, but the two, realizing that they cannot overcome their love, commit suicide
Histoire d'un Pierrot = Pierrot the prodigal( Visual )

1 edition published in 1913 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pierrot courts and marries Louisette; she deserts him when a former rival for her affections pushes Pierrot into a life of dissipation. After six years and with the aid of his fatherly good friend, Pochinet, Pierrot is reunited with his wife and young son
Francesca Bertini by Aldo Bernardini( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Romeo e Giulietta Romeo and Juliet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Francesca Bertini actrice italienne

Francesca Bertini attrice italiana

Francesca Bertini Italiaans actrice (1892-1985)

Francesca Bertini Italian actress

Francesca Bertini italienische Filmschauspielerin

Francesca Bertini italiensk skådespelare

Francesca Bertini italiensk skodespelar

Francesca Bertini italiensk skuespiller

Seracini Vitiello , Elena

Seracini Vitiello, Elena 1892-1985

Vitiello, Elena S. 1892-1985

Vitiello, Elena Seracini 1892-1985

Бертини, Франческа

فرانچسکا برتینی بازیگر ایتالیایی

Italian (28)

English (27)

German (3)

Dutch (2)

French (1)