Ponti, Carlo 1912-2007
Most widely held works about Carlo Ponti
Most widely held works by Carlo Ponti
Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,438 libraries worldwide
A film about the Russian Revolution as seen through the eyes of a doctor/poet. Doctor Zhivago sees his life torn apart by the Revolution and the alterations also affect the lives of many around him, including the gentle woman he marries and the fascinating other woman he cannot forget.
Blowup ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
A London photographer takes some pictures of a couple in a park and discovers that he may have recorded evidence of a murder.
La strada The road ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Italian and held by 931 libraries worldwide
Directed by Federico Fellini, the story of a fragile girl who falls in love with a brutal circus performer she was sold to by her mother.
Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 766 libraries worldwide
Traces the life of surgeon-poet Yury Zhivago before and during the Russian Revolution. Married to an upper-class girl who is devoted to him, yet he finds himself in love with an unfortunate woman who becomes his muse. Zhivago becomes torn between fidelity and passion. Sympathetic with the Bolshevik revolution, but shaken by the wars and purges, he struggles to retain his individualism as a humanist amid the spirit of collectivism.
The passenger ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 730 libraries worldwide
A reporter assumes the identity of a dead man. The more he does this, the further he is from his true identity. When he finds himself in danger, will he be able to become himself once again, or will it be too late?
War and peace ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
Set during Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812, the film centers around disenchanted aristocrat and unhappily married Pierre and Prince Andrei, who both are in love with an innocent young woman, Natasha.
La Strada ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 602 libraries worldwide
This academy award-winning film tells of th slow-witted innocent who falls for an abusive circus strongman.
Le mépris Contempt ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in French and English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
On Capri, an Italian crew makes a German film of Homer's Odyssey; Fritz Lang directs with American money. Prokosch, the producer, with his sneer and red Alfa, holds art films in contempt and hires writer Javal to help Lang commercialize the picture. Against this backdrop, Javal's marriage to Camille, a young former typist, disintegrates. It opens with the couple talking in bed, she asking assurance that he finds her attractive. Later that day he introduces her to Prokosch, and, unawares, blunders unforgivably. The rest of the film portrays her, in their apartment and in public, expressing her hurt and change of heart and his slow grasp of the source of her contempt.
Zabriskie Point ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 423 libraries worldwide
An epic portrait of late sixties America as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria, who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert, and dropout Mark, who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot.
Blowup ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
A drama recounting the adventures of a young fashion photographer in London, who finds indications of murder when he develops film which he shot of a man and woman in a park. Deals with confusion of appearance and reality in a media-conscious society.
Ulysses ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 374 libraries worldwide
Ulysses' return from the Trojan Wars sets him upon a legendary adventure. He and his crew sail under the curse of Cassandra, and encounter Circe, the sirens and the cyclops.
Two women ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Seeking escape from city bombing, an Italian mother and daughter travel war-torn Italy during World War II trying to survive near-starvation, rape by wandering soldiers and other horrors of war.
Blow-up ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
A young London photographer believes he was an inadvertent witness to murder and that a picture he took may be incriminating evidence.
The road La strada ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Italian and held by 323 libraries worldwide
A pathetic, impressionable little woman is sold to the strong man in a travelling sideshow. She falls in love with him, but her love is not returned until it is too late.
Le Doulos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 320 libraries worldwide
As the title screens explain, in gangster slang, 'doulos' means 'hat.' In the slang shared by criminal and police, 'doulos' also designates the person who wears it: the informer. Through shadowy back streets on the edge of Paris, an ingenious cat and mouse game is played as two underworld characters, seemingly working against each other, find themselves in a deadly entanglement of their own making but infinitely larger than both of them. Faugel, a thief recently released from prison, and Silien, Faugel's best friend and all-around suspicious character, are up against shady nightclub owner Nuttheccio, and the police's Capt. Clain, ruthless as any criminal. The hapless gangsters know two things: their sense of honor is the only thing they can take with them to the grave, and that date with the grave is coming all too soon. By Jean-Pierre Melville, French poet of crime cinema, full of shadows, night, trench coats, guns, tough guys, cigarettes, slinky dames, cocktail bars, crooked cops, betrayal, and loot.
Cléo de 5 à 7 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in French and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman's life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.
Marriage Italian style ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
"Filumena (Sophia Loren) was working in a brothel when she first met Domenico (Marcello Mastroianni), and has been his mistress ever since. Upon hearing that he plans to marry a much younger woman, Filumena devises a brilliant scheme to convince him that it is her that he should be marrying"--Container.
Yesterday, today and tomorrow ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Three tales of women who use sex to get what they want out of the self-centered men in their lives.
Two women ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 174 libraries worldwide
In Italy, a woman and her 13-year-old daughter become the focus of an attack by some invading Morroccan soldiers who are part of the Allied forces in World War II. When the mother recovers consciousness, she finds her daughter in a complete state of shock. Conscious only of the ordeal, the daughter prostitutes herself for a pair of nylon stockings. On hearing of the death of a man they both loved, mother and daughter are re-united.
Une femme est une femme ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in French and held by 140 libraries worldwide
When the beautiful Angéla wants to have a baby and her lover refuses to participate, she looks to recruit his best friend.
Abused women Alienation (Social psychology) Circus performers Comedy films Coutard, Raoul Doctor Zhivago (Motion picture) Drama England--London Evidence, Criminal False personation Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Foreign correspondents Foreign films Godard, Jean Luc,--1930- Historical films History Interviews Italy Italy--Capri Island Lang, Fritz,--1890-1976 Love Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Military campaigns Motion picture industry Motion pictures Motion pictures, Italian Murder Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) Photographers Revolution (Russia : 1905-1907) Romance films Russia Russia (Federation) Screenwriters Soviet Union Television journalists Thrillers (Motion pictures) Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Videocassettes Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films World War (1939-1945)
Multiple languages (19)
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