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The Resource Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy, (videorecording)

Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy, (videorecording)

Label
Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy
Title
Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy
Title variation
War trilogy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • ger
  • ita
  • ger
  • eng
  • ita
Summary
  • With their stripped-down aesthetic, largely nonprofessional casts, and unorthodox approaches to storytelling, these intensely emotional works were international sensations and came to define the neorealist movement. Shot in battle-ravaged Italy and Germany
  • Rome open city: When the Nazis occupied Rome, a brave few fought against it. An underground agent who is cornered by the Germans in a certain quarter of Rome, flees the Germans. In the course of his flight he imperils his resistance friends
  • Paisan: Set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, and taking place across the country, from Sicily to the northern Po Valley. Looks at the struggles of different cultures to communicate and of people living their everyday lives in extreme circumstances
  • Germany year zero: The concluding chapter of Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy is the most devastating, a portrait of an obliterated Berlin seen through the eyes of a 12-year old boy. Living in a bombed-out apartment building with his sick father and two older siblings, young Edmund is mostly left to wander unsupervised, getting ensnared in the black market schemes of a group of teenagers and coming under the nefarious influence of a Nazi-sympathizing ex-teacher
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Cataloging source
BKX
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Roma, città aperta (Motion picture)
  • Paisà (Motion picture)
  • Germania, anno zero (Motion picture)
Credits note
  • Rome open city: Photography, Ubaldo Arata ; editing, Eraldo da Roma ; music, Renzo Rossellini
  • Paisan: Photography, Otello Martelli ; editor, Eraldo da Roma ; music, Renzo Rossellini
  • Germany year zero: Photography, Robert Jullard ; editors, Anne-Marie Findeisen, Eraldo da Roma ; music, Renzo Rossellini
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 791.43/75
Language note
Soundtracks in Italian (1,2), English (2) and German (1,3) with subtitles in English
LC call number
PN1995.9.W3
LC item number
R634 2009
PerformerNote
  • Rome open city: Aldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico, Nando Bruno, Harry Feist, Giovanna Galletti, Francesco Grandjacquet, Maria Michi, Carla Rovere
  • Paisan: Carmela Sazio, Robert Van Loon, Dotts M. Johnson, Alfonso Bovino, Maria Michi, Gar Moore, Harriet White, Renzo Avanzo, Bill Tubbs, Father Vincenzo Carrella, Captain Owen Jones, Sergeant Elmer Feldman, Dale Edmonds, Achille Siviero, Robert Van Loel
  • Germany year zero: Edmund Meschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Martin Grüger, Erich Gühne
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1906-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rossellini, Roberto
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
375
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
497-499
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title and credits from outer container
  • [Rome Open City] Originally released as a motion picture in 1945
  • [Paisan] Originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • [Germany Year Zero] Originally released as a motion picture in 1948
  • Includes booklet with essays and other information about the three films
  • Special features [disc 1]: Rome open city: Video introduction by Roberto Rossellini (from 1963); audio commentary featuring film scholar Peter Bondanella; Once upon a time-- Rome open city (2006 documentary); video interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Apr<U+00df>a; Rossellini and the city (visual essay by film scholar Mark Shiel); video interview with film critic and Rossellini friend Father Virgilio Fantuzzi
  • Special features [disc 2]: Paisan: Video introduction by Roberto Rossellini from 1963; new video interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Apr<U+00df>a; excerpts from rarely seen videotaped discussions Rossellini had in 1970 with faculty and students at Rice University about his craft; "Into the future:" a new visual essay about the War Trilogy by film scholar Tag Gallagher
  • Special features [disc 3]: Germany year zero: Video introduction by Roberto Rossellini from 1963; Italian release opening credits and voice-over prologue; "Roberto Rossellini:" a 2001 documentary by Carlo Lizzani, assistant director of Germany year zero; "Letters from the Front: Carlo Lizzani on Germany year zero:" a podium discussion; interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Apr<U+00df>a; Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani discussing the profound influence Rossellini's films have had on them; "Roberto and Roswitha:" an illustrated essay by film scholar Thomas Meder on Rossellini's relationship with his mistress Roswitha Schmidt
Accompanying material
1 booklet (39 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
[disc 1]. Rome open city = Roma, città aperta (1945; 103 min.) -- [disc 2]. Paisan (1946; 126 min.) -- [disc 3]. Germany year zero = Germania anno zero = Deutschland im Jahre Null (1948; 73 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 302 min.)
Isbn
9781604652161
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515051316
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1844D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn501018716
  • (OCoLC)501018716
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, newly restored high-definition digital transfers; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Roberto Rossellini's War trilogy, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title and credits from outer container
  • [Rome Open City] Originally released as a motion picture in 1945
  • [Paisan] Originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • [Germany Year Zero] Originally released as a motion picture in 1948
  • Includes booklet with essays and other information about the three films
  • Special features [disc 1]: Rome open city: Video introduction by Roberto Rossellini (from 1963); audio commentary featuring film scholar Peter Bondanella; Once upon a time-- Rome open city (2006 documentary); video interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Apr<U+00df>a; Rossellini and the city (visual essay by film scholar Mark Shiel); video interview with film critic and Rossellini friend Father Virgilio Fantuzzi
  • Special features [disc 2]: Paisan: Video introduction by Roberto Rossellini from 1963; new video interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Apr<U+00df>a; excerpts from rarely seen videotaped discussions Rossellini had in 1970 with faculty and students at Rice University about his craft; "Into the future:" a new visual essay about the War Trilogy by film scholar Tag Gallagher
  • Special features [disc 3]: Germany year zero: Video introduction by Roberto Rossellini from 1963; Italian release opening credits and voice-over prologue; "Roberto Rossellini:" a 2001 documentary by Carlo Lizzani, assistant director of Germany year zero; "Letters from the Front: Carlo Lizzani on Germany year zero:" a podium discussion; interview with Rossellini scholar Adriano Apr<U+00df>a; Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani discussing the profound influence Rossellini's films have had on them; "Roberto and Roswitha:" an illustrated essay by film scholar Thomas Meder on Rossellini's relationship with his mistress Roswitha Schmidt
Accompanying material
1 booklet (39 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
[disc 1]. Rome open city = Roma, città aperta (1945; 103 min.) -- [disc 2]. Paisan (1946; 126 min.) -- [disc 3]. Germany year zero = Germania anno zero = Deutschland im Jahre Null (1948; 73 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Standard format.
Extent
3 videodiscs (ca. 302 min.)
Isbn
9781604652161
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515051316
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1844D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn501018716
  • (OCoLC)501018716
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, newly restored high-definition digital transfers; Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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