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Cecchi Gori, Mario

Overview
Works: 184 works in 379 publications in 5 languages and 5,424 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Melodrama  Interviews  Personal narratives‡vBosnian  Horror films  Fiction  Study guides 
Roles: Producer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mario Cecchi Gori
Il postino The postman by Michael Radford ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He fell in love with the island's most beautiful woman. But only a great poet's words could win her heart
La vita è bella Life is beautiful by Roberto Benigni ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film transports you to a world that even in its darkest moments, shines a light of hope and joy. A magical tale, it tells the captivating story of one man's love for his family and his ability to use the power of imagination to save them. A deeply moving, intensely funny and unforgettable masterpiece that will stay with you always. DVD
Ciao, professore! ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in Italian and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of an upper-class teacher from conservative Northern Italy who, due to a computer error, finds himself teaching third-grade truants at a ramshackle school to the south."--Container
Lamerica by Gianni Amelio ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in Italian and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two men arrive in Albania from Italy with plans to exploit Albania's newly-begun conversion to capitalism. To provide themselves more cover, they name an Albanian, a former prisoner of war, as their company's acting "chairman". When the "chairman" disappears, the plan begins to involve unexpected elements of compassion
Mediterraneo by Gabriele Salvatores ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1941, a small group of misfit Italian soldiers is sent to a tiny Greek island in the Aegean for four months of lookout duty. Their relief ship is torpedoed and their radio destroyed. As they lose all touch with the world outside, they are absorbed into the life of the idyllic island
L'uomo delle stelle by Giuseppe Tornatore ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joe Morelli is the "star maker"--A con man who travels from one small town to the next, claiming to be a talent scout for a top movie studio
Fiorile by Paolo Taviani ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Italian and held by 222 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
House of cards ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a mother finds that her young daughter has withdrawn from reality, she and a well-meaning doctor struggle to come to the aid of the child. But when conventional science appears unable to reach the little girl, Ruth embarks on a journey within herself to unlock the mysteries that hold her daughter captive
Johnny Stecchino by Roberto Benigni ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dante is a kind-hearted but naive buffoon who is happy driving the school bus for a group of disabled children but feels he is somehow missing on life and love. His fortunes take a dramatic turn when he meets Maria, a dangerous driver who seems immediately enamoured of him
Sotto, sotto strapazzato da anomala passione ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in Italian and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oscar's wife Ester says she's in love with someone else and Oscar brawls his way up one side of the Coliseum and down the other to find out who has stolen his wife's heart
Volere volare by Maurizio Nichetti ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in Italian and French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There's nothing Maurizio loves more than cartoons until he bumps into Martina, a beautiful woman who makes her living acting out bizarre sexual fantasies for off-beat clients. But when Maurizio and Martina get together, something magical happens. Romance slowly turns this shy, loving man into a cartoon character"--Slipcase
Mille bolle blu a delightful comedy about lovers, dreamers and an eclipse that changes everything ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A bubbly nostalgic look at the motley residents of a single block in Rome eagerly awaiting a rare solar eclipse. The children see the fun and beauty of it, while the adults sense it may mean more and hope it will reveal solutions for their troubles
Opera ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A young opera singer (Betty) gets her big chance when the previous star of a production of Verdi's Macbeth is run over by a car. Convinced the opera is bad luck she accepts, and becomes the target (in Argento's unmistakable style) of a psychopath - a man she has been dreaming of since childhood."--IMDb
Il sorpasso by Dino Risi ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about an egotistical braggart who has failed at everything he has tried, but who still views life with gusto. He is in love with his fast Lancia car and spends all his time speeding around Italy. He takes in hand a meek, repressed law student for the weekend and they hit the road
La voce della luna by Federico Fellini ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in Italian and French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Da questo libro ho preso dei personaggi e delle situazioni, ma soprattutto una vibrazione, un suono, un colore... qualcosa di obliquo, di contraddittorio... Con esitazione, perplessità e diffidenza ho aggiunto al racconto altri personaggi, ricordi personali veri e inventati, antiche paure, ossessivi implacabili ritornelli, suggestioni di altre letture, personaggi di altre storie, e anche sequenze di immagini che appartengono a film che non go mai realizzato...Come compagni d'avventura ho scelto Benigni e Villaggio, due geniali buffone, due aristcratici attori, unici, inimitabili, che qualunque cinematografico può invidiarci tanto sono estrosi...penso che siano gli amici ideali per inoltrarsi in un territorio che non ha mappe né segnaletica, un paesaggio ignoto, senza confini." -- container
Iris blond ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Desperate for some good news in his life, Romeo consults a tarot card reader who tells him that the woman of his dreams speaks in verse and has the name of a flower. So when after a false start, he stumbles upon the beautiful, poetry-writing Iris, Romeo is convinced that he's just come face-to-face with his destiny."--Container
Il piccolo diavolo ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 400 year old devil escapes from hell and finds a home in an Italian matron. Walter Matthau, a priest, performs an exorcism to rid the woman of the devil. The priest and the devil, who knows nothing of the current world, become friends
My name is Tanino by Paolo Virzì ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tanino, a twenty year old Sicilian boy, meets Sally, a beautiful American girl spending her vacation in Sicily. Partly fascinated by the American Dream, and partly driven by his feelings for Sally, Tanino decides to go and try his luck in the U.S. He is warmly welcomed by Sally's parents, but she doesn't seem particularly excited to see him again. From this moment on, Tanino's life is filled with misunderstandings and trouble
Puerto Escondido ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in Italian and Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A wild comedy in which our confused hero Mario gets involved with currupt policemen, murder and conspiracy. Fleeing from his home town of Milan in Italy to Puerto Escondido in Mexico, he meets two expatriate Italians, Alex and Anita and tries his hand at a little robbery, cock-fighting and drug running with hilariously disastrous results."--Container
Sud ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is Election day in Southern Italy. As a protest against unemployment and corruption, four desperate characters take over a polling station armed with toy guns. Their goal is to protest the abuse of public funds, and demand jobs and homes. Quickly the farce turns into drama when the "terrorists" take a very suitable hostage, Lucia, the daughter of a corrupt local senator. The whole incident ignites the media's hunger for a scandal, and the "rebellion" takes on national proportions. Sud is a hilarious and original political thriller about the nightmare of being caught in the political inferno!
 
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Alternative Names
Cecchi-Gori, Mario 1920-1993
Gori, Mario Cecchi
Gori, Mario Cecchi- 1920-1993
Languages
Italian (127)
English (13)
Spanish (5)
French (3)
Catalan (1)
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