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Gassman, Vittorio

Works: 605 works in 1,940 publications in 8 languages and 10,462 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Epic films  War films  Television mini-series  Internet videos  Television adaptations  Romance films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Editor, Other, Director, Translator, Author of introduction, Creator, Former owner, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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War and peace by Sergey Prokofiev( visu )
17 editions published between 1956 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 892 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
I soliti ignoti = Big deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli( visu )
68 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 737 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
Riso amaro by Giuseppe De Santis( visu )
91 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 710 libraries worldwide
During planting season in Northern Italy's Po Valley, an earthy rice-field worker falls in with a small-time criminal who is planning a daring heist of the crop, as well as his femme-fatale-ish girlfriend. Both a socially conscious look at the hardships endured by underpaid field workers and a melodrama tinged with sex and violence
Abraham by BBC Wales( visu )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 704 libraries worldwide
Abraham is a powerful film based on the most dramatic and moving tale from the Old Testament in which an ordinary shepherd is called upon by God to show his abiding faith in extraordinary ways
Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( visu )
16 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and French and held by 678 libraries worldwide
A fictional story, based on a passage in the New Testament of the Bible, of Barabbas, the man pardoned in lieu of Christ, and his subsequent conversion to Christianity and life as a gladiator
Il sorpasso by Dino Risi( visu )
86 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 577 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 )
45 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 390 libraries worldwide
On his 80th birthday, an old Italian man reflects upon his past, reliving personal triumphs, family comedies, volatile politics, a war-torn world, and most importantly, the people and the passions that have changed his life
C'eravamo tanto amati by Ettore Scola( visu )
51 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 323 libraries worldwide
"In a retrospective allegory, Ettore Scola examines the lives of three resistance fighters and their transformation over thirty years. Each of these friends falls in love with the beautiful Luciana, an aspiring actress, testing the friendship and idealism they all shared. Throughout the story Scola pays tribute to the masters of Italian cinema by weaving classic film clips and iconic personalities into the background, as the film reveals which of the three friends remains true to the spirit of liberation they had once fought to achieve."--Container
Sleepers by Barry Levinson( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Four young friends from Hell's Kitchen get into trouble and are sent to reform school, where they are sexually abused by guards. Years later, two of the boys are seeking revenge and rely on the other two boys to protect them
Sharky's machine by Burt Reynolds( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and French and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Tom Sharky, an undercover cop, is on a tough narcotics assignment and finds the game is rigged against him. He blows his cover by blowing away a drug dealer on a crowded bus, and buys himself a one-way ticket to Vice Squad duty
Profumo di donna = Scent of a woman by Dino Risi( visu )
28 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 211 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
La vie est un roman by Alain Resnais( visu )
33 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Divided into three narratives, this is a bewitching allegory contrasting the accounts of a rich man (Ruggero Raimondi) constructing a "temple of happiness" around the time of World War I, and a seminar on education being held at that location decades later
Il deserto dei tartari = Desert of the tartars ( visu )
29 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 149 libraries worldwide
"For his first commission, infantry lieutenant Drogo is stationed at a remote desert garrison on the mist-shrouded border of the North Kingdom. Filling their days with endless drilling, the soldiers of Fortezza Bastiani spend the long nights wondering about an enemy no one has ever seen. As the days stretch into months, the strain of waiting for attack takes its toll on Drago's comrades: sadistic major Mattis, sardonic Lieutenant Simeon, cynical medic Rovine, and humiliated Captain Hortiz, who lives with the shame of having once sounded the alarm against an attack that vanished before anyone else could see."--Container
Quintet by Robert Altman( visu )
15 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 144 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 by Vittorio De Sica( visu )
4 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 142 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
The Bible stories ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Follows the life and times of Abraham, one of the most recognizable figures in Judeo-Christian religions. Abraham is a shepherd who heeds a divine command to take his wife, Sarah, and leave their home for a new land where Abraham will become "Father of Nations." Abraham and Sarah face many trials during their journey, but none so painful as their inability to conceive a child. When at last Sarah gives birth to their son, Isaac, both Abraham and Sarah are filled with love towards their child
Rhapsody by John Addison( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 104 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
The great war by Mario Monicelli( visu )
31 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 101 libraries worldwide
A satire exploring Italy's role in World War I
A wedding by Robert Altman( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 95 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
Un grande avvenire dietro le spalle by Vittorio Gassman( Book )
37 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 89 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
Vittorio Gassman İtalyan aktör, yönetmen
Vittorio Gassman olasz színész, rendező, 1922-2000
Vittoriu Gassman
Βιτόριο Γκάσμαν
Витторио Гассман итальянский актёр и режиссёр театра и кино
Вітторіо Гассман
Վիտտորիո Գասման
ויטוריו גסמן שחקן איטלקי
فيتوريو غاسمان
ویتوریو گاسمن فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان ایتالیایی
ვიტორიო გასმანი
비토리오 가스만
Italian (442)
English (81)
French (64)
German (23)
Spanish (20)
Multiple languages (3)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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