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De Fina, Barbara

Overview
Works: 74 works in 332 publications in 8 languages and 13,966 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  Fiction  Love stories  Historical films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Barbara De Fina
Publications by Barbara De Fina
Most widely held works by Barbara De Fina
The age of innocence by Martin Scorsese( visu )
33 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,338 libraries worldwide
In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs
Casino by Martin Scorsese( visu )
47 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,943 libraries worldwide
As the opening credits say, the film is "adapted from a true story". The source material is Pileggi's nonfiction biography of Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, and most of the characters in the film are based on real people
The last temptation of Christ by Martin Scorsese( visu )
22 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,640 libraries worldwide
In this controversial movie Jesus, as both fully human and fully divine, is viewed in this film free of sin but subject to all temptations, including sexual ones
You can count on me by Kenneth Lonergan( visu )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
Sammy is a single mom living in a small Catskill town with her eight-year-old son. A lot happens all at once to Sammy as she, sort of, picks up with an old boyfriend, gets a new boss and her wayward brother finally shows up after months of no communication. A crisis of sorts ensues when the son meets his estranged father
The color of money by Martin Scorsese( visu )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,207 libraries worldwide
"The Color of Money" is a decades-later sequel to "The Hustler." 25 years on, Fast Eddie is now a nattily dressed, silver-haired liquor salesman working the Midwest in his white Cadillac. His neat mustache and smiling deviltry are also employed in his other profession--stake horse to up and coming pool hustlers. One night he sees a kid playing who is so good that Eddie's laboriously buried memories are stirred. Vincent and his girlfriend Carmen have been working minor-league hustles, but with Eddie's help, all three could jump straight into the world of big-money pool, and an upcoming 9-ball tournament in Atlantic City. First, however, Vincent must learn to put the making of money above every other consideration, lure, and temptation in the pool hall. In the process, Eddie and Vincent's relationship erupts into a battle of passion vs. practicality, game theory vs. psychological warfare, where knowledge of human nature is trumps
Cape Fear by Martin Scorsese( visu )
24 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,115 libraries worldwide
In one of the most acclaimed thrillers of our time a vicious psychopath (Robert De Niro), after being imprisoned for fourteen years, emerges with the single-minded mission to seek revenge on his attorney, Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte), and menancingly circles Sam's increasingly unstable family. Sam resorts to unorthodox measures which lead to an unforgettable showdown on Cape Fear
Kundun by Martin Scorsese( visu )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,001 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the life and work of the current (14th) Dalai Lama and his ongoing struggle to regain independence for Tibet
Goodfellas by Martin Scorsese( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Focuses on a group of men involved with organized crime while giving an inside look at the Mafia from 1955-80. Based on the life of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood
Bringing out the dead ( visu )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Nicolas Cage stars as Frank Pierce, a paramedic on the brink of madness from too many years of saving and losing lives
Il mio viaggio in Italia ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
My Voyage to Italy is a warm and loving look at the power of movies, ideal for fans of Italian cinema and Martin Scorsese. Scorsese brings an infectious enthusiasm to his recollections of watching neorealist and epic Italian films on television, and to his examination of the masters of Italian neorealism: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, and Michelangelo Antonioni. While offering a solid postwar timeline, basic information about the intellectual movements that influenced Italian filmmakers, and close readings of key films, the subject of the documentary is less about Italian cinema than Scorsese's passion for Italian cinema, especially the movies that made him fall in love with moviemaking. Viewers seeking a primer on Italian cinema may be disappointed, while those familiar with both Italian cinema and Scorsese's films will find much to enjoy
New York stories ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
A trilogy about life in the big city. "Life lessons" is the tale of a passionate painter (Nolte) torn between his obsession for his art and his infatuation with his sultry assistant (Arquette). "Life without Zoe" is a wimsical fantasy of a very grown-up 12 year old who brings charm and magic to life in New York. "Oedipus wrecks" is the story of a neurotic lawyer (Allen) who cannot escape the influence of his mother
The films of Martin Scorsese ( visu )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese talks about his films and the making of them, provides a brief autobiographical introduction of how he got started in his career, and follows with film reminiscences giving insights about the production, the casting process, studios, the industry and experiences with collaborators
Dangerous edge a life of Graham Greene ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
The documentary uses Graham Greene's own words from his books and recordings, as well as photographs and clips from his many films, to reveal the fascinating life of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. The cast includes John Le Carre, psychologist Kay Jamison, critic David Lodge, Time correspondent Bernard Diederich, former CIA Inspector General Fredrick Hitz, and Greene's daughter Caroline Bourget
The Hi-Lo country by Stephen Frears( visu )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Two friends returning from World War II team up with an old rancher to raise cattle the cowboy way, in conflict with a corporate cattle rancher who employs half the town of Hi-Lo, NM. When one of his friends has an affair with the wife of the corporate rancher's foreman, the conflict increases
Mad Dog and Glory by John McNaughton( visu )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
"Chicago evidence detective Wayne Dobie (DeNiro) is a shy, soft-spoken man who hasn't drawn his gun in fifteen years. His fellow cops have jokingly nicknamed him "Mad Dog" for his lack of guts. But when Dobie inadvertently saves the life of Frank Milo (Murray), a local gangster and loan shark who moonlights as a stand-up comic, he becomes the unwilling recipient of an unusual thank you present: a beautiful young bartender named Glory (Thurman) for one week. Before the week is out, the two have fallen deeply in love, making for a potentially murderous showdown with Milo. Now Dobie must at last live up to his "Mad Dog" nickname or it will be "no guts, no glory" in this unique and heartwarming comedy."--Container
Hugo by Martin Scorsese( visu )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together to change Hugo's life forever
Lymelife ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Late 1970's. 15-year old Scott is growing up in suburban Long Island. While Scott is caught up in his first love, he finds out that the most important people around him - his father, mother and brother - are not exactly who he thought they were. He watches the relationships of his parents and neighbors slowly crumble as they try to keep up with the drastic economic and emotionally changing times. Family dynamics and divorce weave an intricate tapestry of American life
The last temptation of Christ La dernière tentation du Christ by Martin Scorsese( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
In this controversial movie, Jesus, as both fully human and fully divine, is viewed as free of sin but subject to all temptations, including sexual ones
Brides by Pantelos Voulgaris( visu )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 19 libraries worldwide
"Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS King Alexander, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage"--Internet Movie Database
Casino Carlito's way ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Casino: Looks at how blind ambition, passion and 24-karat greed toppled an empire. Las Vegas 1973 is the setting for this fact-based story about the Mob's multi-million dollar casino operation - where fortunes and lives were made and lost with a roll of the dice
 
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