WorldCat Identities

Ponti, Carlo 1912-2007

Works: 272 works in 1,138 publications in 9 languages and 19,138 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  War films  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Interviews  Television adaptations 
Roles: Producer, pmn, Production personnel, Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carlo Ponti
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Visual )

85 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Moscow doctor is separated from his family and forced into military service by the Russian revolution. He falls in love with a young woman he meets and they spend an idyllic interval before they are separated and he writes a volume of poetry in memory of their love
Blowup by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

66 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,803 WorldCat member 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 by Federico Fellini( Visual )

74 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traveling entertainer "buys" a simple-minded girl to help him with his act
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member 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
La strada The road( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A travelling entertainer "buys" a simple-minded girl to help him in his act
The passenger by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TV reporter David Locke endures a world of defeat and hopelessness. If he could, Locke would walk away from it all and never return. Fortunately, he is able to assume the identity of a recently deceased man, assuming his wardrobe, passport, appointment book, and the dead man's profession as an international gun smuggler
Cléo de 5 à 7 by Agns Varda( Visual )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in French and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer
Le mépris Contempt( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in French and English and held by 636 WorldCat member 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
Ulysses( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après avoir participé à la victoire de la Guerre de Troie, Ulysse s'engage dans un voyage de dix ans pour retourner à son royaume. Mais avant qu'il puisse rejoindre sa femme, il doit d'abord vaincre le Cyclope, échapper au sortilège de Circé qui a changé son équipage en porcs, et se montrer plus malin que les sirènes qui attirent les marins vers leur mort
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and held by 402 WorldCat member 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
Lola by Jacques Demy( Visual )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in French and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a woman who must choose between three men. Restoration was done in 2000 by Ciné-Tamaris
Une femme est une femme A woman is a woman by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in French and English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nightclub stripper wants to have a baby and settle down with her lover. When he refuses, she turns to his best friend
Marriage Italian style( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domenico first meets 17-year-old prostitute Filumena in a Neapolitan brothel in the 2nd World War. After the war they become lovers on and off for 22 years. Domenico eventually rents an apartment for Filumena and even lets her run his shop but is always chasing other women. Finally Filumena asks Domenico to marry her on her deathbed, just before he had planned to marry his young cashier, and admits she had his legitimate child. Dominico uses different subterfuges trying to find which teenager might be his son
Yesterday, today and tomorrow( Visual )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three tales of women who use sex to get what they want out of the self-centered men in their lives
Une femme est une femme by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

29 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in French and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the beautiful Angéla wants to have a baby and her lover refuses to participate, she looks to recruit his best friend
Les carabiniers by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

11 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in French and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Centers on two peasants who join the King's army. Seduced by the promise of riches, the two leave their wives and embark into the war sending postcards home that detail their conquests. Upon their return, they learn that a peace treaty has been signed and in turn, are betrayed by the king for their overzealousness."--Container
Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member 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
Zabriskie Point by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

32 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a counterculture film about two young people who meet in Death Valley, director Antonioni shows our society to be more alienating and hostile than the barren desert
Boccaccio '70 scherzo in quattro atti by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

32 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four act cinematic joke
Operation crossbow by Michael Anderson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fearsome rumor reaches Britain's World War II command. The Nazis are developing rocket technology that could rain death on London and, then, New York. Quickly, England develops a plan to send saboteurs into the sites manufacturing the rockets. Just moments after the carefully chosen commandos parachute into the drop zone, their pilot receives an urgent message: The mission may be compromised. Abort
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Doctor Zhivago
Alternative Names
Carlo Ponti Italian film producer

Carlo Ponti italienischer Filmproduzent

Carlo Ponti włoski producent filmowy

Karlo Ponti

Ponti, Carlo de 1912-2007

Κάρλο Πόντι

Карло Понти

Понти, Карло

کارلو پونتی تهیه‌کننده ایتالیایی

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