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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Overview
Works: 205 works in 756 publications in 6 languages and 5,843 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical television programs  Experimental films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Composer, Author, Producer, Musician, Conductor, Arranger, Director, Editor, Contributor, Performer, Other, Actor, Librettist, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997,
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Most widely held works by Renzo Rossellini
Germania, anno zero by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

42 editions published between 1947 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy is the most devastating, 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
Francesco, giullare di Dio The flowers of St. Francis by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

34 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 579 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
Paisan Paisà by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

52 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, taking place as the Allies moved north, from Sicily to the Po Valley. Rossellini's film is unusual in that it relies on non-actors to tell the story of the Allies advance through Italy. The first segment takes place in Sicily where an American G.I. meets a Sicilian girl during the Allied landing. In the last segment, the Allies have advanced to the Po valley. Italian partisans and OSS commandos engage with retreating German forces in the marshlands surrounding the Po river. The Germans retalitate by executing all the inhabitants of a nearby village
I bambini ci guardano The children are watching us by Vittorio De Sica( Visual )

10 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 380 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 )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in Italian and French and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During wartime in Genoa, an opportunist tries to cheat his fellow countrymen, until the Nazis force him to pretend to be a deceased general to get information from fellow inmates
Journey to Italy by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

32 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 320 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
Open city by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in Italian and French and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leader in the Italian underground resists Nazi control of the city
Cartesius by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Italian and held by 219 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
Blaise Pascal by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and Italian and held by 218 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
Stromboli by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee marries a simple Italian fisherman she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epiphany
Europe '51 by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 175 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
La Nuit de Varennes by Ettore Scola( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of the French writer, Restif de la Bretonne, Casanova and the exiled American patroit, Thomas Paine in revolutionary France of 1791 provide insight into the flight of Louis XVI and his wife, Marie-Antoinette. The king's capture in the town of Varennes ends the tale and provides the title for the film
L'età di Cosimo de' Medici( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Italian and French and held by 171 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
3 films by Roberto Rossellini starring Ingrid Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 125 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
La chartreuse de Parme the charterhouse of Parme by Christian-Jaque( Visual )

22 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fabrice is a young archbishop who gives his heart and soul to romance rather than the Church, creating complications for everyone involved. The Countess of Sangeverine is but one of many who love Fabrice. He is arrested and from his prison window, Fabrice falls in love with the jailer's daughter. But she takes a vow to the Virgin Mary never to see him again, even if his daring escape succeeds
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
We the living Noi vivi by Goffredo Alessandrini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in Italian and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the chaotic years following the Russian revolution, three individuals courageously defy an oppressive, state-controlled society. Kira, torn between two men, struggles with them for the right to live their own lives
Roberto Rossellini by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in Italian and Spanish and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Era notte a Roma: "In this emotional war drama set in Nazi-occupied Rome, a beautiful bootlegger gives sanctuary to three escaped POWs, an American pilot, a Russian sergeant and a British major. By taking them in, she tragically jeopardizes the safety of her Communist lover while the confinement of the trapped prisoners brings their uneasy alliance to a boiling point, symbolizing the chaos of the world around them."--Container
Nostalghia by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling through Italy with an interpreter to research a composer's life, a poet haunted by visions of his home and family in Russia meets a hermit fixated on the spiritual decay of humanity who claims he knows the secret of its salvation
Two women Paisan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women: "Seeking shelter in an abandoned church, Cesira (Loren) and her thirteen-year-old daughter, Rosetta (Brown) are brutally attacked and raped by Allied Moroccan soldiers during WWII."--Container
 
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Renzo Rossellini compositeur

Renzo Rossellini Italiaans componist (1908-1982)

Renzo Rossellini Italian composer

Renzo Rossellini italienischer Komponist, Musiker und Musikwissenschaftler

Renzo Rossellini italiensk komponist

Renzo Rossellini italiensk kompositör

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Rossellini, Renzo 1908-

Rossellini, Renzo 1908-1982

Росселлини, Ренцо

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