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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Works: 261 works in 813 publications in 6 languages and 6,101 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Historical films  Biographical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Romance films  Prison films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Musician, Producer, Conductor, Arranger, Other, Scenarist, Director, Librettist, Contributor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Renzo Rossellini
Francesco, giullare di Dio The flowers of St. Francis( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of The People's Saint: humility, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis' time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery"--Container
I bambini ci guardano The children are watching us by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

4 editions published between 1943 and 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother
Il Generale Della Rovere by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Italian and German and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of intrigue and heroism within the Italian underground during the German occupation of Italy. Emanuele Bardone, a petty con man, fleeces his victims by posing as a colonel. Persuaded by the Germans to impersonate a partisan leader they have killed, he assumes the admirable qualities of the heroic officer and the German plan backfires
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

26 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlino 1947: la città è sconfitta e distrutta. In un'atmosfera di incubo e di fame si consuma la tragica esistenza di Edmund, del vecchio padre malato e della sorella costretta a prostituirsi per necessità
Roma, città aperta by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member 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
Blaise Pascal by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in French and Italian and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evoking the terror and desperation of the seventeenth century, this film brings to life Blaise Pascal, the philosopher and mathematician who, amidst religious persecution and ignorance, believed in a harmony between God and science
Cartesius by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Descartes was known as the "Father of modern philosophy." Depicts the seventeenth-century thinker's agonized struggle to assert the primacy of reason. An intimate, psychological study of obsession and existential crisis
La Nuit de Varennes by Ettore Scola( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of the French Revolution, a mixed coachload of travellers, including Restif de la Bretonne, Tom Paine and Casanova, make their way to Varennes, where King Louis is held captive
Paisà by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

30 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories dealing with Italian and American soldiers meeting under battle conditions during World War II
Paisan Paisà( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in Italian and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, and taking place across the country, from Sicily to the northern Po Valley. Looks at the struggles of different cultures to communicate and of people living their everyday lives in extreme circumstances
Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A refugee from the Baltics marries a young fisherman from the volcanic island of Stromboli to escape from an internment camp during the months immediately after the war. She finds the isolation and harsh life on the island unbearable and again tries to escape by crossing the island. What is important to Rossellini is Karin's growth from selfish ego toward a transcendant sprituality as she is overwhelmed by the world of nature (the god-volcano). In striving to create a metaphoric image of life in his films with Bergman (what he called his 'cinema of reconstruction') daily life is transformed into transcendant experience by a synthesis of the facts of external reality and subjective truth
L'età di Cosimo de' Medici( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Italian and French and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like a Renaissance painting come to life and gives a portrait of fifteenth-century Florence, ruled by the Medici political dynasty. Focuses on two of the city's leading citizens: banker Cosimo de' Medici and art theorist Leon Battista Alberti
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most influential films of the postwar era, Robert Rossellini's Journey to Italy charts the declining marriage of a couple from England on a trip in the countryside near Naples. More than just the anatomy of a relationship, Rossellini's masterpiece is a heartrending work of emotion and spirituality
Europe '51 by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ingrid Bergman plays a wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite racked by guilt over the shocking death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in her life, she decides to devote her time and money to the city's poor and sick. Her newfound, single-minded activism leads to conflicts with her husband and questions about her sanity
Viaggio in Italia by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

26 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated but strained couple takes a holiday in Italy on family business. While he remains bored and sarcastic, she explores this new world of ancient ruins, natural landscapes and temperamentally different people. They come to the brink of breakup before being momentarily reconciled
Germany year zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

11 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy. A portrait of an obliterated Berlin seen through the eyes of a 12-year old boy, living in a bombed-out apartment building with his sick father and two older siblings. Young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher
Stromboli, terra di Dio = Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to be free, a woman in an Italian displaced persons detention camp marries a Sicilian fisherman, but only exchanges one type of imprisonment for another
3 films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This box set features the resulting collaboration produced as a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama. Stromboli, Europe '51, and Journey to Italy are intensely personal portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actor at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition
Deutschland im Jahre Null( Visual )

5 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund, a young boy who lives amid the rubble that is Berlin after World War II, struggles and scrambles to help his family in getting food and barely survive
Rossellini's history films renaissance and enlightenment by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the final phase of his career, Italian master Roberto Rossellini embarked on a dramatic, daunting project: a series of television films about knowledge and history, made in an effort to teach, where contemporary media were failing. Looking at the Western world's major figures and moments, yet focusing on the small details of daily life, Rossellini was determined not to recount history but to relive it, as it might have been, unadorned but full of the drama of the everyday. This selection of Rossellini's history films presents "The Age of the Medici," "Cartesius," and "Blaise Pascal"--Works that don't just enliven the past but illuminate the ideas that brought us to where we are today"--Container
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Renzo Rossellini compositeur

Renzo Rossellini Italian composer

Renzo Rossellini italienischer Komponist, Musiker und Musikwissenschaftler

Renzo Rossellini italiensk komponist

Renzo Rossellini italiensk kompositr


Rossellini, Renzo 1908-

Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Росселлини, Ренцо

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