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Gassman, Vittorio

Works: 458 works in 1,635 publications in 9 languages and 9,542 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  War films  Epic films  Religious films  Bible films  Made-for-TV movies  Religious television programs 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Editor, Director, Other, Translator, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997,
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War and peace by King Vidor( visu )
18 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and German and held by 937 libraries worldwide
War and Peace is a commendable attempt to boil down Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In recreating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, $6 million was shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis and Paramount Pictures. Some of the panoramic battle sequences are so expertly handled by second-unit director Mario Soldati that they appear to be Technicolor-and-Vistavision newsreel footage of the actual events. Still, the film falters dramatically, principally because of a lumpy script and King Vidor's surprisingly lustreless direction. In addition, the casting is wildly consistent: for example, while Audrey Hepburn is flawless as Natasha, Henry Fonda is far too "Yankeefied" as the introspective Pierre. Proving too long and unwieldy for most audiences, War and Peace died at the box office; far more successful was the epic, scrupulously faithful 1968 version, filmed in the Soviet Union
Abraham by Warner Home Video (Firm)( visu )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 750 libraries worldwide
Based on the Old-Testament, tells the story of Abraham, who is asked by God to sacrifice his son
I soliti ignoti Big deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli( visu )
78 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Five men conspire to burglarize a small-time jeweler's safe. When the time comes to carry out the scheme, the men become hopelessly clumsy and have to eventually give up and go home
Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( visu )
18 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Pardoned instead of Christ, Barabbas is haunted for the rest of his life. After watching his former lover, Rachel, being stoned to death for her belief in Jesus, Barabbas returns to his life of thievery. Arrested again, he is sent to the sulpher mines and then to gladiator school where he witnesses yet another friend give his life in the name of the Nazarene. It is only at the end, when Barabbas himself faces crucifixion, that he discovers his faith
Riso amaro by Giuseppe De Santis( visu )
85 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 600 libraries worldwide
In the rice fields of the Po Valley, a thief on the run meets a girl who tries to steal his loot
Tempest by Paul Mazursky( visu )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Comedy loosely based on Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" has a New York City architect who tries to solve his midlife crisis by moving to a Greek island with his teenage daughter
Il sorpasso by Dino Risi( visu )
87 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 566 libraries worldwide
A waggish, free-wheeling bachelor and a bookish law student take a madcap trip from Rome to rural Southern Italy
La familia by Ettore Scola( visu )
63 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 369 libraries worldwide
In 1906 Carlo was born into a very large family. Now he is eighty... and they are all coming to dinner
C'eravamo tanto amati by Ettore Scola( visu )
50 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Sensitive comedy about the friendship of three men and the one woman each has loved
Profumo di donna Scent of a woman by Dino Risi( visu )
48 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 231 libraries worldwide
A naive army private is assigned to assist a blinded, embittered ex-army captain on his journey from Turin to Naples. The captain is rude and eccentric, prone to say and do the unexpected. Their hilarious yet heartrending misadventures with prostitutes, clerics, and others they encounter along the way bring these odd companions to a deeper understanding of each other and their own shortcomings
Sharky's machine ( visu )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 211 libraries worldwide
An undercover narcotics officer finds that the game has been rigged against him by a mysterious kingpin. Relentlessly he stalks his quarry and tries to save a beautiful call girl marked for death, in a seedy world where bad guys and good guys play by the same rule book
Il deserto dei tartari Desert of the tartars by Valerio Zurlini( visu )
34 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 162 libraries worldwide
A young officer commissioned to a desert post anxiously waits for the chance to measure himself against the enemy, the Tartars. However, each day passes like the one before, each interminable, and he falls ill and dies without every having the chance to go into combat: an allegory of life as a vain search for glory
La vie est un roman by Alain Resnais( visu )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Divided into three narratives. First section is set around the first decade of the twentieth century in the Ardennes, where Count Forbeck unveils his architect's design for a utopian city. In a modern day mirroring of the first story, a group of professors now inhabiting Forbeck's castle seek a new form of education through the use of the imagination, under the guidance of a guru named Guarini. The last segment depicts a Wagnerian fantasy landscape of kings and dragons, which arises from the imagination of the children of some of the professors at the school
Quintet by Robert Altman( visu )
13 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Survivors struggling to stay alive during the final ice age spend their last hours playing Quintet, a macabre kind of backgammon, as packs of wild dogs roam around looking for corpses to feed upon
Woman times seven 7 stories of adultery ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
A collection of seven sexy stories of love and adultery set against a Paris backdrop. Widow, seductress, model wife, or passionate lover, Shirley Maclaine stars in the seven roles of a woman's life in seven sketches
La grande guerra by Mario Monicelli( visu )
38 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 106 libraries worldwide
A satire exploring Italy's role in World War I
A wedding by Robert Altman( visu )
15 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 102 libraries worldwide
The wedding of Muffin to Dino Corelli becomes a big event when an aging priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, the Corelli family might have a connection to the mob, security guards are everywhere, and Dino's grandmother dies in bed before the reception
Rhapsody by Charles Vidor( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 101 libraries worldwide
A soap opera with classical music background. Elizabeth Taylor plays a woman involved with a violinist and a pianist. They take out their frustration with flamboyant concerts
Un grande avvenire dietro le spalle by Vittorio Gassman( Book )
33 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Memorie del sottoscala : romanzo by Vittorio Gassman( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 82 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Gasmann , Vittorio
Gasmann, Vittorio 1922-2000
Gassmann, Vittoria 1922-2000
Gassmann , Vittorio
Gassmann, Vittorio 1922-2000
Victorius Gassman
Vitorio Gasmans
Vittorio Gasman
Vittorio Gassman acteur italien
Vittorio Gassman actor y director italiano de teatro y cine
Vittorio Gassman aktor włoski
Vittorio Gassman Italiaans filmregisseur
Vittorio Gassman Italian theatre and film actor and director
Vittorio Gassman italienischer Schauspieler und Regisseur
Vittoriu Gassman
Βιτόριο Γκάσμαν
Витторио Гассман итальянский актёр и режиссёр театра и кино
Вітторіо Гассман
ویتوریو گاسمن فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان ایتالیایی
ვიტორიო გასმანი
비토리오 가스만
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