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Ponti, Carlo 1912-2007

Works: 236 works in 899 publications in 8 languages and 16,975 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Interviews  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  War films  Historical films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Director, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Carlo Ponti
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak ( Visual )
68 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,647 WorldCat member 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
Blowup by Michelangelo Antonioni ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A drama recounting the adventures of a young fashion photographer in London, who finds suggestions 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
La Strada by Federico Fellini ( Visual )
61 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There has never been a face quite like that of Giulietta Masina. Her husband, Federico Fellini, directs her as Gelsomina in La Strada. Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampan ̣(Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampan ̣encounters an old rival in highwire artist the Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point. With La Strada, Fellini left behind the familiar signposts of Italian neorealism for a poetic fable of love & cruelty
Two women by Alberto Moravia ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member 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
The passenger by Michelangelo Antonioni ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in 3 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
La strada The road ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A travelling entertainer "buys" a simple-minded girl to help him in his act
Cléo de 5 à 7 by Agnès Varda ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in French and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A girl waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer; the film focuses on her ever-changing moods, and her search for answers
War and peace by King Vidor ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member 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
Le mépris Contempt ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in French and English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young French dramatist living in Rome is working on a rewrite of the Odyssey for an American film producer. His wife suddenly ceases to love him. Her affair with the producer leads to death
Ulysses ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member 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
Le Doulos by Jean-Pierre Melville ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and held by 389 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
Une femme est une femme A woman is a woman by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in French and held by 350 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 )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Spicy account of Loren's efforts to get long-time lover Mastroianni to marry her and stay faithful as her husband"--Container
Une femme est une femme by Jean-Luc Godard ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in French and held by 307 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
Lola by Jacques Demy ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in French and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a woman who must choose among three men. Restoration was done in 2000 by Ciné-Tamaris
Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 289 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 )
27 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthropology student, Daria, and would-be radical, Mark, meet in Death Valley. Together the two wander the barren desert, question each others' values, and make love
Yesterday, today and tomorrow ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 252 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
Operation crossbow by Michael Anderson ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some war violence
A special day ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An accidental meeting brings a worn out and weary housewife and a former radio announcer together for almost two hours of comic and touching confidences, arguments, and self-searching. The day is May 8, 1938, the day of a huge rally celebrating Hitler's visit to Rome which underscored the infamous alliance between the Nazis and Mussolini's fascist regime
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Alternative Names
Ponti, Carlo de 1912-2007
English (182)
Italian (90)
French (64)
Spanish (10)
German (8)
Russian (3)
Multiple languages (2)
Hebrew (1)