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Piovani, Nicola

Works: 595 works in 1,600 publications in 7 languages and 9,703 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  War films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  History  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Biographical films  Historical films 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Musician, Author, Performer, msd, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Actor, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nicola Piovani
Most widely held works by Nicola Piovani
La vita è bella = Life is beautiful( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in Italian and English and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guido (Benigni)--a charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor--has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II...and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate!"--Container
Welcome by Philippe Lioret( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and Italian and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, Bilal, has struggled his way through Europe in an attempt to reunite with his girlfriend, who has emigrated to England. When he is stopped in France, he decides to swim the English Channel to complete his journey. While training at a local swimming pool he meets Simon, a middle-aged swim instructor, who agrees to help Bilal, in order to regain the affection of his wife
Fauteuils d'orchestre = Avenue Montaigne by Laura Morante( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessica is a beautiful young woman from the provinces who has come to Paris and lands a job waiting tables at a chic bistro on fabled Avenue Montaigne. Jessica's customers include a popular TV actress who is courting a major Hollywood director for her first serious film role; a wealthy art collector who is about to liquidate a lifetime's worth of treasures at auction; and an illustrious classical pianist who is at odds with his manager/wife as to where his career is headed. Precisely because Jessica doesn't know how celebrated these people are, her guileless and completely unintimidated engagement in their lives has a transforming effect on them and ultimately her
Joueuse = Queen to play by Caroline Bottaro( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dans un petit village de Corse, Hélène (Sandrine Bonnaire) travaille comme femme de chambre dans un hôtel. Sa vie modeste et monotone paraît toute tracée ... Tout bascule le jour où, faisant le ménage d'une des chambres, elle surprend, fascinée, un couple qui joue aux échecs. Aidée par le Docteur Kröger (Kevin Kline), elle va découvrir les arcanes de ce jeu et peu à peu se révéler à elle-même."
Kaos by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaos: Freely adapted from Luigi Pirandello's Novelle per un anno, the film consists of four separate tales portraying Sicilian peasant life at the turn of the 20th century
Fiorile by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Benedetti family has been haunted by a curse for generations. On a long drive to visit their reclusive grandfather in Tuscany, Luigi Benedetti tells his children the mysterious story of their ancestors -- a tragic tale filled with forbidden love, passion, vengeance and betrayal"--Container
La notte de San Lorenzo = Night of the shooting stars by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the summer of 1944 in a small Tuscan town caught between the threat of destruction by the retreating German forces and the advancing American army, this is a bedtime story told by a mother to her child. A recollection of her experience during the war which takes on the quality of fairytale as seen through the eyes of a six year old
A month by the lake( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a luxurious Italian resort in the 1930s an attractive guest (Redgrave) tries to lure a handsome, wealthy bachelor away from the advances of a sexy young flirt
Life is beautiful by Roberto Benigni( Visual )

64 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II an Italian Jewish man uses his vivid imagination to convince his son they're playing a game at a concentration camp in order to keep his son's spirits up
Ginger and Fred by Federico Fellini( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Together again! Amelia and Pippo, who decades ago wowed crowds with recreations of dances of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, are reuniting for a nationwide TV special. But wait 'til they find out who else is on the show! Film legend Federico Fellini skewers society in general and TV in particular with this giddy broadside. Don't touch the dial. Coming are celebrity lookalikes, a cow with 18 teats, an inventor of edible panties... the list is long and bizarre. But there's an elegant Fellini counterpoint to the garish glitter: the reunion of aging, but agelessly classy, Amelia and Pippo (portrayed by Giulietta Masina, Mrs. Fellini on real life, and frequent Fellini star Marcello Mastroianni). Face the music. And smile." -- Publisher's description
Running free by Sergeĭ Bodrov( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphaned servant boy develops a bond with an abandoned colt
Piovani dirige piovani by Nicola Piovani( )

1 edition published in 2018 and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benito : the rise and fall of Mussolini by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising quickly from within the ranks of the socialist party, Benito Mussolini became local chief of the Italian Socialist Party at a young age, where he developed his instinct for power and his talent for intrigue as he played off various sections of the left against each other. His dangerous rise to power ultimately played out against the backdrop of World War I and gave rise to a new and frightening government--Fascism
Life is beautiful = La vita è bella by Nicola Piovani( Recording )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intervista by Federico Fellini( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Japanese film crew interviews Fellini about his career as he films the memories of his life as a young journalist walking into his beloved studio Cinecitta for the first time"--Container
De eso no se habla = I don't want to talk about it by Maria Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated world traveller (Mastroianni) retires to a small town and is drawn to a much younger woman (Podesta). The smartest, most talented woman in town, she is in many ways a perfect match for him. But, because she is a dwarf, she has been sheltered by her overprotective mother from the realities of life
Jamón, jamón by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in Spanish and English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silvia est une fille "jamona", synonyme en espagnol de sensuel et appétissant, qui travaille à l'atelier d'une usine de sous-vêtements où elle fréquente José Luis, le fils des patrons. Quand Silvia tombe enceinte, José Luis lui promet de l'épouser malgré l'avis contraire de sa mère, Conchita, qui n'accepte pas que son fils épouse une fille de condition inférieure. Elle va engager Raoul, un livreur de jambon macho et obsédé, pour séduire Silvia et briser son couple. Mais le pouvoir de séduction de Raoul aura des conséquences intattendues... (d'après la jaquette)
Caro diario by Nanni Moretti( Visual )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanni Moretti directs himself playing himself in this wry look at life. Presented in three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooter, cruising with his friend around a set of remote islands in search of peace to finish his new film and consulting doctor after doctor to cure his annoying rash to cast a humorous look at his life and those around him
Pinocchio( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wooden puppet has a series of adventures on his way to becoming "a real boy."
The son's room = La stanza del figlio by Nanni Moretti( Visual )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in Italian and Spanish and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Sermonti, psicanalista, vive in Ancona con la moglie Paola e i due figli liceali, Andrea e Irene. Andrea muore in un'immersione subacquea. Ciascuno dei tre reagisce a modo suo. Entra in scena, inaspettata, Arianna che aveva conosciuto Andrea al campeggio e che con un amico va in Francia in autostop. I tre l'accompagnano in auto fino al confine. (Morandini)
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Nicola Piovani

Nicola Piovani composer

Nicola Piovani Italiaans pianist

Nicola Piovani italienischer Komponist, Arrangeur und Dirigent

Nicola Piovani italiensk komponist og pianist

Nicola Piovani italiensk kompositör och pianist

Nicola Piovani italský skladatel

Nicola Piovani pianista, compositore e direttore d'orchestra italiano

Nicola Piovanni

Nicolas Piovani

Nicolas Piovani 1946-

Nicolaus Piovani

Piovanni, Nicola

Pioviani, Nicola

Pioviani, Nicola 1946-...

Νικόλα Πιοβάνι

Никола Пьовани

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ניקולה פיובני

نیکولا پیووانی پیانیست و آهنگساز ایتالیایی

피오바니, 니콜라 1946-


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