The Adventures Of Roberto Rossellini: His Life And Films

The Adventures Of Roberto Rossellini: His Life And Films

By: Tag Gallagher (author)Paperback

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Roberto Rossellini (1906-1977),movie-maker, bon vivant, and passionate intellectual,was the key figure of Italian neo-realism, the godfather of the French New Wave, and a television pioneer the maker of such classics as Open City, Paisan, Stromboli, Flowers of St. Francis, Voyage in Italy, and Louis XIV Anna Magnani's lover Ingrid Bergman's husband and Isabella Rossellini's father. Continually enmeshed in controversy, perhaps no other figure in the history of world cinema has been so reviled,and so revered. Tag Gallagher's masterful biography of Rossellini, the first in any language, was fifteen years in the making. It is the result of assiduous research, lengthy interviews with almost everyone who knew him, and investigations into the making and reception of his films. The cast of characters includes Vittorio Mussolini, Il Duce's son and Rossellini's Fascist-era producer Howard Hughes, who produced Stromboli and then, in a fit of jealousy over Ingrid Bergman, butchered its American release and dozens of other people. Combining a portrait of a dynamic and daring man with brilliant discussions of his work, Tag Gallagher tells a story as rich and moving as Rossellini's miraculous films.

About Author

Tag Gallagher is the author of the highly acclaimed critical study John Ford: The Man and His Films.


* Fantasy * Youth * Passing Time * The War Trilogy: La nave bianca, Un pilota ritorna, Luomo dalla croce * World War II Comes Home * Open City * Pais * Slopes of Hope: Una voce umana, Deutschland im Jahre Null, Il miracolo * Neo-Realism= mc (Some Theory) * Debacles: La maccina ammazzacattivi * Neo-Realism = ( (some More Theory) * Land of God * Gods Jester * Europe 51 * Voyage in Italy * At the Stake: Giovanna dArco al rogo, Fear * Voyage in Italy * * The Great Mother * Bottom Up: Il generale Della Rovere * Poet Laureate: Era notte a Roma, Viva lItalia * The Cinema is Dead but Where is Chastity? Vanina Vanini, Anima nera, The Iron Age * La Prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV * A New Cinematic Language: Act of the Apostles * Socrates (Trilogy of the Desiccation II) * Blaise Pascal (Trilogy of Desiccation II) * The Age of the Medici * Cartesius (Trilogy of the Desiccation III) * Anno uno and The Messiah * The End

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  • ISBN13: 9780306808739
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 850
  • ID: 9780306808739
  • weight: 1088
  • ISBN10: 0306808730

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