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Arco Film

Overview
Works: 52 works in 206 publications in 6 languages and 2,897 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Religious films  Bible films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Cinéma vérité films  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Arco Film
 
Most widely held works by Arco Film
The gospel according to St. Matthew by Dante Ferretti( Visual )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in Italian and English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorized version of Pasolini's film about the life of Jesus Christ using the text of the gospel of Matthew as the basis for the script. The story begins with His birth and illustrates how his teachings attracted not only his disciples, but crowds of believers. When the Pharisees, chief priests and elders learn of Jesus, they conspire to have Him arrested, beaten, tried and crucified on the cross
Mamma Roma by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged prostitute attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy
Oedipus Rex by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

22 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark and riveting retelling off the classic Greek tragedy, 'Oedipus Rex'. Unknown to himself, Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother. When the truth is discovered, he puts out his eyes and Oedipus wanders the streets until he is found by his daughter Antigone, a common blind beggar"--Container
Accattone : the scrounger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first of Pasolini's films presents a vivid picture of the slums of Rome through a story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies and his girls
Comizi d'amore by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in Italian and French and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary featuring director Pasolini asking questions about sex, love, and morality of a variety of people all over Italy. Features interviews with psychologist Cesare Musatti and author Alberto Moravia
Accattone = The scrounger by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in Italian and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of Pasolini's films presents a vivid picture of the Roman slums through a story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies and his women
Uccellacci e uccellini by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pier Paolo Pasolini was accused of being a Catholic Marxist by both his admirers and his critics. In this film Marxism and Catholicism do battle in the form of a talking crow and an itinerant priest. From the mouth of the crow Pasolini delivers such lines as "It's twilight, twilight for the great hopes." Pasolini hired the great Italian comedic actor Totò, the face of commercial Italian comedy, to play the role of the priest in this film. It was to be one of Totò's last performances, he died in Rome a year after the film's release. Although he described himself as a Catholic, Pasolini was more interested in what he referred to as the sacred, than in organized religion. In many of his films he questioned the nature of progress, very often romanticizing a primitive utopian past
Laviamoci il cervello : ROGOPAG by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in Italian and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il nuovo mondo looks through the eyes of the only man unaffected by an atmospheric nuclear blast over Paris and how those around him have responded and changed. And Il pollo rusponte concerns a typical, quietly suffering family man brainwashed by the t.v. advertising coordinated by a group of experts
Il Vangelo secondo Matteo : un film by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Italian and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The birth, life, teachings and death on the cross of Jesus Christ presented almost as a cinema-verité documentary. Pasolini's second feature ... is an attempt to take Christ out of the opulent church and present him as an outcast Italian peasant"--Jacket
Laviamoci il cervello, ROGOPAG : four stories by four writers who contain themselves to recounting the gay beginning of the end of the world( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il nuovo mondo looks through the eyes of the only man unaffected by an atmospheric nuclear blast over Paris and how those around him have responded and changed. And Il pollo rusponte concerns a typical, quietly suffering family man brainwashed by the t.v. advertising coordinated by a group of experts
La mandragola = The mandrake by Alberto Lattuada( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 16th century, Callimaco, a wealthy young Florentine studying in France, hears of the celebrated beauty of Lucrezia Calfucci, the young wife of Nicia, a prominent old notary. Accompanied by his manservant, Callimaco returns to Florence to undertake the seduction of the virtuous Lucrezia. Because she has not been able to bear a child for Nicia, Lucrezia has endured a variety of torments designed to cure sterility. Callimaco connives with Ligurio, a professional parasite, on a means of executing his plan. Posing as a famed physician, Callimaco informs the foolish Nicia that his wife will bear him a child if she drinks a potion made from the mandrake root. Callimaco further explains that the first man to lie with her will die, and it is therefore imperative that a substitute lover be found. Nicia is convinced, but the chaste Lucrezia agrees only reluctantly, pressured by her mother and Fra Timoteo, a corruptible monk. Callimaco then poses as a street vagabond and allows himself to be taken by force to Lucrezia's chambers. She is repulsed by the seeming halfwit until Callimaco removes his disguise to confess his part in the conspiracy. Overcome by his passion and tenderness, Lucrezia welcomes him into her arms. Later, she informs her husband that she will require the services of her physician for a long time to come, and that Callimaco must become a permanent member of the household"--AFI catalog, 1961-1970
Uccelacci e uccelini by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paolini uses a comic crow, which philosophizes about the passing scene as a counter point to the performers, representing humanity, as they progress down the road of life, caught between the Church and Marxism
Amália Rodrigues, live in New York City by Amália Rodrigues( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Amália Rodrigues' concert at New York's Town Hall, part of her world tour to celebrate her 50th anniversary in the performing arts
Mamma Roma di Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in Italian and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former prostitute's attempts to begin a new life with her grown son fail, because although she settles in a new area, her past continues to haunt her and her son is slowly corrupted by the city environment
Amália Rodrigues : live in New York by Amália Rodrigues( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Portuguese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live performance of popular fado singer Amália Rodrigues
Mamma Roma( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged prostitute attempts to extricate herself from her sordid past for the sake of her son. Mamma Roma offers an unflinching look at the struggle for survival in postwar Italy
The gospel according to Saint Matthew( Visual )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxist intepretation of the life of Jesus Christ
RoGoPaG : 4 racconti de 4 autori( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four short films which take a satirical and darkly humourous look at society and the conditions and circumstances of specific individuals in it--and all touching upon the subject of the world coming to an end. Illibatezza depicts a man's attempts at and obsession with finding a womb to which to return. La ricotta is a film about a man involved in a film about the crucifixion, and how religion betrays him just as it did Jesus. Il nuovo mondo looks through the eyes of the only man unaffected by an atmospheric nuclear blast over Paris and how those around him have responded and changed. And Il pollo rusponte concerns a typical, quietly suffering family man brainwashed by the t.v. advertising coordinated by a group of experts
RoGoPaG by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an anthology of four short comedies. The first episode, Rossellini's (Ro) farewell to cinema (he worked in television thereafter), is a light-hearted play on the difference between the 'Anglo-Saxon' and 'Latin' character (see Journey to Italy) and the idea of cinematic illusion. The Pasolini (Pa) segment is located on the set of a biblical epic (Orson Welles is the director) and is full of ideas which Pasolini developed elsewhere in his novels, poetry and films. Godard's (Go) episode is a kind of science fiction story, foreshadowing Alphaville, set in a Paris transformed but not destroyed by a nuclear bomb. Gregoretti's (G) piece is distinguished mainly by the presence of the great comic actor Ugo Tognazzi
Bell' Antonio by Mauro Bolognini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Comédie dramatique de Mauro Bolognini d'après le roman de Vitaliano Brancati. Est-il possible que le séduisant Antonio n'ait pas consommé son mariage avec la ravissante Barbara? Un sujet scabreux subtilement traité et glissant subtilement vers la satire sociale. Avec Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Pierre Brasseur, Rina Morelli, Tomas Milian, Fulvia Mammi, Patrizia Rini
 
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