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Books  on  Italian  Cinema

Notebooks of Serafino Gubbio novel by Luigi Pirandello  "Shoot!: The Notebooks of Serafino Gubbio, Cinematograph Operator"
[Italy 1915, English 1927]
novel by Luigi Pirandello [1867-1936], Nobel Laureate

Italian title: "Quaderni di Serafino Gubbio, Operatore"
Univ Chicago Press 8x5¼ pb [1/2006] for $18.00
Univ Chicago Press 8x5½ hardcover [1/2006] for $45.00
Film in Italy from 1942 to the Present book by Mira Liehm  "Passion and Defiance: Film In Italy From 1942 To The Present" [1984]
by Mira Liehm

Univ CA Press 8¾x6 pb [3/86] for $33.95
Univ CA Press hardcover [9/84] out of print/used
Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism book by Millicent Marcus  "Italian Film In The Light of Neorealism" [1987]
by Millicent Marcus

Princeton Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [3/87] for $42.75
Princeton Univ Press hardcover [3/87] out of print/used
Italian Cinema & Literary Adaptation book by Millicent Marcus   "Filmmaking By The Book: Italian Cinema and Literary Adaptation"
[1992] by Millicent Marcus

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [12/92] for $22.95
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9½x6 hardcover [12/92] out of print/used
Italian National Cinema book by Pierre Sorlin  "Italian National Cinema, 1886-1986" [1996]
by Pierre Sorlin

Routledge 9¼x6¼ pb [9/96] for $31.95
Routledge 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/96] for $125.00
Italian Film  "Italian Film" [2000]
by Marcia Landy

Cambridge Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [4/2000] for $49.00
Cambridge Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [4/2000] for $95.00
Italian Cinema  "Italian Cinema: From Neorealism To The Present"
[orig 1990; rev 2001] by Peter Bondanella

Continuum International Publng 8x5½ 3rd edition 8x5½ pb [4/2001] for $29.95
Italian National Cinema in the Postmodern Age book by Millicent Marcus  "After Fellini: National Cinema In The Postmodern Age" [2002]
by Millicent Marcus

Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [4/2002] for $25.00
Italian Film Posters  "Italian Film Posters" [2003]
by Dave Kehr

Museum of Modern Art 11¼x9½ pb [10/2003] for $27.96

Cinema of Italy  "The Cinema of Italy: 24 Films, 1932-1994" [2004]
Edited by Giorgio Bertellini

Wallflower Press 9x7½ pb [9/2004] for $29.50
Wallflower Press 9½x7½ hardcover [9/2004] for $80.00
includes chapters on "Paisan" [1946] by Rossellini; "The Bicycle Thieves" [1948] by De Sica; "Bitter Rice" [1949]; "Senso" [1954] by Visconti; "La Strada" [1954] by Fellini; "Two Women" [1960] by De Sica; "Rocco and His Brothers"
[1960] by Visconti; "Accattone" [1961] by Pasolini; "Divorce, Italian Style" [1961]; "Il Posto" [1961]; "8 1/2" [1963] by Fellini; "Red Desert" [1964] by Antonioni; "A Fistful of Dollars" [1964]; "The Conformist" [1970] by Bertolucci; "Love and Anarchy" [1973] by Lina Wertmüller; "La Grande Bouffe" [1973]; "The Night Porter" [1974]; "Deep Red" [1975] by Dario Argento; "Padre Padrone" [1977]; "Dear Diary" [1993]; and "Lamerica" [1994]

Once Upon A Time In The Italian West  "Once Upon A Time In The Italian West: The Filmgoers' Guide To Spaghetti Westerns" [2004] by Howard Hughes
I.B. Tauris 9½x6¾ pb [5/2006] for $15.56
I.B. Tauris 9¾x6¾ hardcover [12/2004] out of print/used
Italian Cinema book by Mary P. Wood  "Italian Cinema" [2005]
by Mary P. Wood

Berg Publrs 9½x6¾ pb [7/2005] for $31.95
Berg Publrs 9½x6½ hardcover pb [7/2005] for $95.00
Italian Neorealism book by Mark Shiel  "Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding The Cinematic City" [2005]
by Mark Shiel

Wallflower Press 7½x6 pb [12/2005] for $20.00
Art of Italian Film Posters  "The Art of Italian Film Posters" [2006]
by Mel Bagshaw

Black Dog 12x9 pb [2/2006] for $30.36
Spaghetti Westerns by Frayling  "Spaghetti Westerns: Cowboys & Europeans From Karl May To Sergio Leone"
[orig 1981; rev 2006] by Christopher Frayling

I.B. Tauris 9¼x7¼ pb [4/2006] out of print/used
Routledge 8½x5¾ pb [2/81] out of print/used
Routledge & Kegan hardcover [2/81] out of print/used

see also 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore's Karl May [1842-1912] Page

New Guide to Italian Cinema book by Carlo Celli & Marga Cottino-Jones  
"A New Guide To Italian Cinema" [2007]
by Carlo Celli & Marga Cottino-Jones

Palgrave Macmillan 9x6 pb [1/2007] for $22.45
Palgrave Macmillan 8¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2007] for $90.05
Italian Neorealist Cinema book by Christopher Wagstaff  "Italian Neorealist Cinema: An Aesthetic Approach" [2008]
by Christopher Wagstaff

Univ Toronto Press 8¾x6 pb [1/2008] for $35.97
Univ Toronto Press 8¾x6 hardcover [1/2008] for $93.00
Italian Film and Society book by Steven Ricci  "Cinema and Fascism: Italian Film & Society, 1922-1943" [2008]
by Steven Ricci

Univ CA Press 8¾x6 pb [2/2008] for $24.95
Univ CA Press 9x6 hardcover [2/2008] for $43.80
Diva, Defiance & Passion in Early Italian Cinema book by Angela Dalle Vacche  "Diva: Defiance and Passion In Early Italian Cinema" [2008]
by Angela Dalle Vacche

The diva film of Italy was a genre of the very early Silent Era that offered women a vision of possible emancipation and self-discovery; book analyzes over 70 films
Univ TX Press 10x7 pb [3/2008] for $34.95
Univ TX Press 10x7¼ hardcover [3/2008] for $70.00
Stardom, Italian Style book by Marcia Landy  "Stardom, Italian Style: Screen Performance & Personality In Italian Cinema" [2008]
by Marcia Landy

Indiana Univ Press 9x6 pb [3/2008] for $22.95
Indiana Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2008] for $60.00
Post-War Italian Cinema book by Daniela Treveri Gennari  "Post-War Italian Cinema: American Intervention, Vatican Interests" [2008]
by Daniela Treveri Gennari

Routledge 9x6 pb [11/2010] for $28.51
Routledge 9x6 hardcover [12/2008] for $111.00
History of Italian Cinema from Its Origins to the 21st Century book by Gian Piero Brunetta  "The History of Italian Cinema: A Guide To Italian Film From Its Origins To The Twenty-First Century" [2009]
by Gian Piero Brunetta, Translated by Jeremy Parzen

Princeton Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2009] for $30.60
Italy in Early American Cinema book by Giorgio Bertellini  "Italy In Early American Cinema: Race, Landscape, and The Picturesque" [2009]
by Giorgio Bertellini

Indiana Univ Press 9x6 pb [11/2009] for $16.25
Indiana Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2009] for $65.00
Popular Italian Cinema book by edited Flavia Brizio-Skov  "Popular Italian Cinema: Culture and Politics In A Postwar Society" [2011]
Edited by Flavia Brizio-Skov

Tauris Academic Studies hardcover [11/2011] for $90.21
Italian Neorealist Cinema book by Torunn Haaland  "Italian Neorealist Cinema" [2012]
by Torunn Haaland

Edinburgh Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [1/2014] for $39.95
Edinburgh Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2012] for $120.00
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Black-Spider-Knock-Kneed-Tripod/dp/144264401X/
http://www.amazon.com/Historical-Dictionary-Italian-Dictionaries-Literature/dp/0810860732/
http://www.amazon.com/History-Italian-Cinema-Origins-Twenty-First/dp/0691119880/
http://www.amazon.com/History-Italian-Cinema-Peter-Bondanella/dp/
http://www.amazon.com/Italian-American-Studies-Palgrave-Paperback/dp/1403975655/
http://www.amazon.com/Italian-American-Studies-Palgrave-Hardcover/dp/0230622879/
http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Cinema-Guide-Gino-Moliterno/dp/0810868962/
http://www.amazon.com/Popular-Italian-Cinema-Louis-Bayman/dp/0230300162/
http://www.amazon.com/Watching-Pages-Reading-Pictures-Literature/dp/1847189172/

Books on Foreign Cinema   •   Books on Asian Cinema   •   Books on Canadian Cinema
Books on Chinese Cinema   •   Books on French Cinema   •   Books on German Cinema
Books on Cinema of India   •   Books on Japanese Cinema
Books on Mexican Cinema   •   Books on Russian Cinema   •   Books on Cinema of Spain


Actors  &  Others  of  Italy

Foreign Actors   •   Actors of Asia   •   Actors of Canada   •   Actors of China
Actors of France   •   Actors of Germany   •   Actors of India   •   Actors of Japan
Actors of Mexico   •   Actors of Russia   •   Actors of Spain

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Laura Antonelli

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actress 'diva'  Francesca Bertini  [1892-1985; Italy]
Italy's first great film star in the Silent Era; made over 140 short & feature films in a 12-year career
biography {out of print}IMDb listingWikipedia

"Assunta Spina" silent feature [Italy Oct 1915]
Assunta Spina 1915 silent film starring Francesca Bertini  Filmed in Naples, Italy; a beautiful laundress is engaged to a violent butcher, while also being courted by another. Feeling ignored by her fiance, she dances with the other man and the butcher slashes her face, and is arrested. She lies to try to keep him out of prison, but the jury convicts him anyway. She makes a deal to become the mistress of a corrupt official in return for placing the boyfriend in a prison close enough for her to visit. Then the prisoner is released unexpectedly and discovers the girl's betrayal . . . Movie was released tinted in four colors. Co-directed & co-written by & starring Gustavo Serena; co-directed & co-written by & starring Francesca Bertini; also starring Carlo Benetti, Luciano Albertini, Amelia Cipriani, Antonio Cruichi & Alberto Collo
Kino Video 85-minute b&w DVD [8/2003] for $22.21 as double feature with docufilm below
Kino Video 72-minute b&w VHS [8/2003] for $2.16 {sic}
credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
The Last Diva docufilm about Italian silent star Francesca Bertini  
"The Last Diva (L'Ultima Diva: Francesca Bertini)" TV docufilm [RAI-TV 1982]
Written & directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi; in Italian with English subtitles
Kino Video 85-minute DVD [8/2003] for $22.21 as double feature with "Assunta Spina" above
credits at IMDb
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Rossano Brazzi
Claudia Cardinale
Adolfo Celi
Vittorio Gassman
Giancarlo Giannini
Sylva Koscina
Gina Lollobrigida
Sophia Loren

Anna Magnani [1908-73]
longtime friend & inspiration to American author Tennessee Williams [1911-83]

Silvana Mangano

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Giulietta  Masina  [1921-94]
IMDb listingWikipedia

wife of cinema master Federico Fellini [1920-93] - married 1943, widowed 1993

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Marcello  Mastroianni  [1924-96]
IMDb listingWikipedia

"Lo Straniero" [1967 Italian feature film]
Directed by Luchino Visconti; based on "The Stranger" [1942] by Albert Camus; starring Marcello Mastroianni,
Anna Karina & Bernard Blier; VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available; full credits at IMDb

starred in "Fellini's 8½" [1963]

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composer  Mario Nascimbene  [1913-2002]

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Franco Nero

Isabella Rossellini

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co-won Oscar for Best Music Score for "The Godfather: Part II" [1974]    film composer  Nino Rota  [1911-79]
browse film music ¯ IMDb listing ¯ Wikipedia

composed music for "Fellini's 8½" [1963]
composed Oscar-winning music for 'The Godfather Saga'

Nino Rota Music For Film soundtrack album  "Nino Rota: Music For Film" [1998]
Composed by Nino Rota

Performed by Filarmonica della Scala, conducted by Riccardo Muti
soundtrack CD [1/98] 30 tracks for $11.98
La Dolce Vita & Italian Style Comedies soundtrack album   "La Dolce Vita e La Commedia all'Italiana" soundtrack album [1999]
Composed by Nino Rota

Cam soundtrack CD [2/99] 18 tracks for $21.97
Film Music of Nino Rota soundtrack album  "The Film Music of Nino Rota" [2000]
Composed by Nino Rota
, with Massimo Palumbo on piano
Chandos soundtrack CD [1/2000] for $18.98
Essential Nino Rota Film Music Collection soundtrack album  "The Essential Nino Rota Film Music Collection" [2003]
Composed by Nino Rota

Performed by City of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Derek Wadsworth & others
Silva America soundtrack CD [8/2003] 28 tracks on 2 disks for $22.98
Music From The Classic Films of Federico Fellini  "The Symphonic Fellini Rota: Music From The Classic Films of Federico Fellini" [2005] Composed by Nino Rota
Performed by City of Prague Philharmonic, conducted by Derek Wadsworth
Silva America soundtrack CD [6/2005] 15 tracks for $12.98
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Stefania Sandrelli
Alberto Sordi

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Bud Spencer  [b. 1929]
birth name Carlo Pedersoli; co-starred with Terence Hill in twenty 'buddy' movies
IMDb listingWikipedia

The "Bud Spencer Collector's Box" [2009] is available on Region 2 DVD only (at Amazon.DE)
The "Bud Spencer & Terence Hill 20er Monster-Box Reloaded" [2010] is available on Region 2 DVD only (at Amazon.DE)
The "Bud Spencer & Terence Hill Collectors Box" [2011] is Region 2 only

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Ugo Tognazzi
Alida Valli
Monica Vitti


Selected  Movies  of  Italy
{ in chronological order }

Italy's films have received 3 early Honorary Oscar Awards, 10 Best Foreign Language Oscar® wins
{Fellini won four!}, among 27 Best Foreign Film nominations.
Wikipedia's list of Italy's submissions for Oscar consideration

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Selected films of:  Asia   •   Canada   •   China   •   France   •   Germany
India   •   Japan   •   Mexico   •   Russia   •   Spain

Bellissimo: Immagini del cinema italiano documentary directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi  "Bellissimo: Images of The Italian Cinema" [Istituto Luce, Italy 1985]
110-minute Italian-language documentary on the cinema of Italy
Directed by Gianfranco Mingozzi; featuring Dario Argento, Cinecittà Studios, Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Giuseppe Rotunno, the Venice Film Festival, Luchino Visconti & Lina Wertmüller • credits at IMDb
Water Bearer Films color DVD [4/91] out of prodn/used
Neo-Realist Collection DVD Box Set  "The Neo-Realist Collection" DVD Box Set [2011]
five feature films still NOT available together for Region 1: the Amazon.com entry says 'All Region' but Arrow Films U.K. website says 'PAL format'. includes Rossellini's "Roma, Città Aperta" [1945], De Sica's "Ladri di Biciclette" [1948], De Sica's "Miracolo a Milano" [1951], De Sica's "Umberto D." [1952], and Fellini's "I Vitelloni" [1953]
Arrow Films b&w DVD [6/2011] for $47.99 — in PAL format? from U.K.
Arrow Films b&w Region 2 DVD [4/2010] for $49.99 — in PAL format from U.K.

Important and-or classic Italian movies that will be added below include: "Paisan" [1946] by Rossellini; "Bitter Rice" [1949]; "Miracolo a Milano" [1951]; "I Vitelloni" [1953]; "Senso" [1954] by Visconti; "Rocco and His Brothers" [1960] by Visconti; "Accattone" [1961] by Pasolini; "Divorce, Italian Style" [1961]; "Il Posto" [1961]; "Red Desert" [1964] by Antonioni; "A Fistful of Dollars" [1964]; "Love and Anarchy" [1973] by Lina Wertmüller; "La Grande Bouffe" [1973]; "The Night Porter" [1974]; "Deep Red" [1975] by Dario Argento; "Padre Padrone" [1977]; "Dear Diary" [1993]; and "Lamerica" [1994]

"Cabiria" [Italy April 1914; restored 1985]
Cabiria / D'Annunzio poster  "One of the most influential films ever made ... visually stunning." Set against the Punic Wars, a little princess, believed killed in a volcanic eruption, is then kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Carthage. A Roman noble and his slave save the girl from sacrifice to the local god Moloch, and she then becomes the slave of the queen. Ten years later, Carthage falls to the Roman army, and Princess Cabiria is able to return home. Produced, co-written & directed by Giovanni Pastrone; co-written by Gabriele D'Annunzio, based on a book by Titus Livus; starring Carolina Catena, Letizia Quarante, Umberto Mozzato, Bartolomeo Pagano, Italia Almirante-Manzini & Gina Marangoni
Kino Video tinted b&w DVD [11/2000] for $26.99
Kino Video tinted b&w VHS [11/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Assunta Spina" silent feature [Italy Oct 1915]
The novel by Salvatore di Giacomo [1880-1934] was published in 1909, then adapted into a two-act stageplay in which future silent diva
Francesca Bertini [1892-1985] appeared as a walk-on. She and Gustavo Serena [1881-1970] adapted and co-directed and starred in the 1915 version;
Roberto Roberti filmed another silent version in 1929-30; a version in 1948 starred Anna Magnani, with further versions in 1973, 1985, 1992, 1997 & 2006.
Assunta Spina 1915 silent film starring Francesca Bertini  Filmed in Naples, Italy; a beautiful laundress is engaged to a violent butcher, while also being courted by another. Feeling ignored by her fiance, she dances with the other man and the butcher slashes her face, and is arrested. She lies to try to keep him out of prison, but the jury convicts him anyway. She makes a deal to become the mistress of a corrupt official in return for placing the boyfriend in a prison close enough for her to visit. Then the prisoner is released unexpectedly and discovers the girl's betrayal . . . Movie was released tinted in four colors. Co-directed & co-written by & starring Gustavo Serena; co-directed & co-written by & starring Francesca Bertini; also starring Carlo Benetti, Luciano Albertini, Amelia Cipriani, Antonio Cruichi & Alberto Collo
Kino Video 85-minute b&w DVD [8/2003] for $22.21 as double feature with "The Last Diva" 1982 docufilm
Kino Video 72-minute b&w VHS [8/2003] for $2.16 {sic}
credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Assunta Spina" silent feature [Italy March 1930]
Directed by Roberto Roberti • credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Assunta Spina" aka "Scarred" [Italy March 1948]
Directed by Mario Mattoli; starring Anna Magnani & Eduardo De Filippo • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Assunta Spina" TV movie [RAI-TV 1973]
Directed by Carlo Di Stefano; starring Edmonda Aldini • bare credits at IMDb

"Assunta Spina" aka "La Ballata di Eva" [Italy 1985]
Starring Ida Di Benedetto & Maria Luisa Santella • credits at IMDb

"Assunta Spina" TV movie [Italy Sept 1992]
Starring Luisa Amatucci • credits at IMDb

"Assunta Spina" [Italy 1997] directed by Gigi Savoia • not found on IMDb

"Assunta Spina" TV movie [RAI-TV Oct 2006]
3 hours & 20 minutes; starring Bianca Guaccero • credits at IMDb

"The Adventures of Pinocchio" unfinished animated film [Italy 1936]

"Roma, Città Aperta" [1945]

"Rome, Open City" [2015 re-release]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1P1JRSJT6Q

"The Bicycle Thieves" [Italy Nov 1948, USA Dec 1949]
aka "Ladri di Biciclette"
film won Honorary Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film  The Bicycle Thief poster  Considered a masterpiece; the correct title is "The Bicycle Thieves". An unemployed father finally finds work in hard-scrabble post-WWII Rome, and his precious bicycle is stolen on the first day. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Vittorio de Sica; starring Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda & Vittorio Antonucci; nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar, won Honorary Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film
Criterion restored b&w DVD [2/2007] 2 disks for $16.49
Image Ent. b&w subtitled DVD [11/98] for $18.99
Allied Artists b&w VHS [4/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
dark 11"x17" poster {above} from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" Italian color poster from Amazon for $9.99

"Umberto D." [Italy 1952] /tt0045274/
remake "Un Momme et Son Chien (A Man and His Dog)" [2008] /tt1174049/
remake "Umberto D." [2013?]) /tt1327604/

"Senso" [Italy 1954]
Directed by Visconti; new DVD in 2011

"Viaggio In Italia (Journey To Italy)"
[Italy Sept 1954, USA Sept 1955]
/tt0046511/ Co-written & directed by Roberto Rossellini; co-written by Vitaliano Brancati, based on the
Colette novel "Duo"; starring Ingrid Bergman & George Sanders; said to be the inspiration for Jean-Luc
Godard
's "Contempt" [1963] and Kiarostami's "Certified Copy" [2010]

"La Strada" [Italy Sept 1954, USA July 1956]
won the first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1954  Fellini's La Strada poster  During the hardscrabble times of post-WWII Italy, a gypsy strongman entertainer buys a young girl to act as his assistant. This is a love story – a tragic one. Co-written & directed by Federico Fellini; music by Nino Rota; starring Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart & Aldo Silvani; won the first official Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Oscar nominated for Best Original Screenplay
Criterion b&w DVD [8/00] 2 disks for $38.99
Homevision b&w VHS [6/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
12"x16" Italian-language poster available at AllPosters.com
La Strada script & critical text  
"La Strada" [1987]
critical text edited by Peter Bondanella & Manuela Gieri

Rutgers Univ Press 8¾x6 pb [12/87] out of print/used

   "Nights of Cabiria" aka "Le Notti di Cabiria" [Italy 1957]
Produced by Dino De Laurentiis, directed by Federico Fellini

Sophia Loren won the Best Actress Oscar  "Two Women" aka "La Ciociara" [Italy Dec 1960] /tt0054749/
directed by Vittorio De Sica; starring Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Eleonora Brown & Raf Vallone;
film won Golden Globe & Blue Ribbon & other awards; Sophia Loren won Oscar & BAFTA
& Bambi & Cannes Festival & David di Donatello & other Best Actress Awards

"Boccaccio '70"  anthology film
[Embassy Pictures; Italy Feb 1962, USA June 1962]
Boccaccio '70 Italian anthology movie  Four segments based on an original idea of Cesare Zavattini; produced by Carlo Ponti & Tonino Cervi: Vittorio De Sica directed "La Riffa" starring Sophia Loren, Luigi Giuliani & Alfio Vita; Federico Fellini co-wrote & directed "Le Tentazioni del Dottor Antonio (The Temptation of Dr. Antonio)" starring Anita Ekberg & Peppino De Filippo; Mario Monicelli co-wrote & directed "Renzo e Luciana"; and Luchino Visconti co-wrote & directed "Il Lavoro" starring Romy Schneider, Tomas Milian & Romolo Valli
Mr. Bongo Films remastered widescreen color DVD [6/2009] for $26.99
NoShame Films widescreen color DVD [4/2005] 2 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Mafiosos"  [Italy 1962, Rialto re-release 2007]

won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film  "Fellini's 8½" aka "Otto e mezzo" [Italy 1963]
Co-written & directed by Federico Fellini [1920-93]

listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (5/2005)

Magic Lantern's "Fellini's 8½" 1963 Movie Page

"Seduced and Abandoned"  [Italy 1964]
directed by Pietro Germi, starring Stefania Sandrelli
http://www.amazon.com/Seduced-Abandoned-Criterion-Collection-Saro/dp/B000FUF7D0/

"Investigation of A Citizen Above Suspicion"  [Italy Feb 1970]
by Elio Petri; won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

"The  Conformist" [Italy Oct 1970]
The Conformist movie  A minor bureaucrat takes a job with the Mussolini government and marries a politically-connected young beauty; he is asked to visit an expatriate professor while on his honeymoon in Paris, and is given a gun and silencer at the border. Written & directed by Bernardo Bertolucci; based on a novel {below} by Alberto Moravia; cinematography by Vittorio Storaro; starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio, Fosco Giachetti, José Quaglio, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Clémenti & Yvonne Sanson; Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay Adaptation
Paramount widescreen color DVD [12/2006] for $12.99
Paramount color VHS [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
The Conformist 1947 novel  
based on the 1947 novel by Alberto Moravia [1907-90]
Steerforth Italia 8½x5½ pb [11/99] for $13.26

   "The Garden of The Finzi-Continis" [Italy 1971]

   "Amarcord" [Italy 1974]
Directed by Federico Fellini

"Nuovo  Cinema  Paradiso"
[Italy 1988; 155 min. release]
won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990  Cinema Paradiso video  Written & directed by Giuseppe Tornatore; starring Philippe Noiret, Marco Leonardi, Salvatore Cascio, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili, Pupella Maggio & Brigitte Fossey (director's cut only); won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, 5 BAFTAs, Jury Grand Prize at Cannes & other awards; at end of 2011, holds #17 box office ranking, at $12,397,210 worldwide gross
Miramax widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2011] for $9.49
LionsGate widescreen color DVD [4/2011] for $9.49
HBO widescreen color DVD [3/2001] for $29.57
HBO color VHS [3/2001] for $7.80
HBO color VHS [12/94] for $9.99
Ennio Morricone soundtrack CD [6/91] for $14.99
DRG 'Extra Tracks' CD [6/2001] for $17.99
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
June 2002 Director's Cut [3 hour release]
info on different versions from IMDb

  "Il Postino"  [Italy 1995]
full credits from IMDb

http://www.amazon.com/Life-Beautiful-Claudio-Alfonsi/dp/B00001U0DP/ [1997]

"Italians in America: Our Contributions" [History Channel 1998]
Italians in America, Our Contributions program from History Channel  200-minute color/b&w documentary featuring Yogi Berra, Pat Cooper, Geraldine Ferraro, Robert Loggia, Tommy Lasorda, {recently-disgraced} Joe Paterno, Jack Scalia, Gay Talese, many others
Written & directed by Marino Amoruso; narrated by Ted Dalaku • credits at IMDb
White Star 105-minute color DVD [9/2004] for $13.49
Alpha Home Ent. 75-minute color DVD [1/2008] for $7.98
A&E Home Video 200-minute VHS [11/98] 2 tapes for $7.95
North Shore Ent. 90-minute VHS [11/98] for $8.48

"My  Voyage  To  Italy" aka "Il Mio Viaggio"
[Miramax; Italy Sept 1999, USA Oct 2001]
Scorsese's My Voyage To Italy movie poster  Co-written, directed & hosted by Martin Scorsese; filmmakers covered
include Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Fellini, and Antonioni
Miramax widescreen b&w/color DVD [7/2004] 2 disks for $17.99
full credits from IMDb

"Rosso Come il Cielo"
aka "Red Like The Sky"
[Orisa Italy March 2007]
Rosso Come il Cielo 2006 Italian film  Set in Tuscany in 1970; a ten-year-old boy passionate about cinema has an accident and loses his sight; he is sent to a special school for the blind which considers him as handicapped, which means no schooling, no recreation, no future. But he discovers the world of sound and teaches himself to edit together a series of aural fairy tales. Co-written & directed by Cristiano Bortone; starring Luca Capriotti; won David di Donatello Youth Award, many festival prizes
Region 1 video/DVD not available at Amazon
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site {in Italian}

"The Sicilian Girl"
aka "La Siciliana Ribelle"
[Italy Feb 2009, USA Aug 2010]
Italian movie "The Sicilian Girl" [2009]  When her mobster father is killed, a young girl begins taking notes of the crimes committed by the Sicilian Mafia; when her brother is killed, she steps forward to testify in court. Co-written & directed by Marco Amenta; starring Veronica D'Agostino, Gérard Jugnot, Francesco Casisa, Marcello Mazzarella, Mario Pupella & Paolo Briguglia
Music Box Films widescreen color DVD [11/2010] for $20.49
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Passione, Musical Adventure of Naples" [Italy Oct 2010, USA June 2011]
Italian cover for Passione, Musical Adventure of Naples on DVD  90-minute color/b&w documentary about the musical roots & traditions of Naples, Italy, as well as its influence on the rest of the world; directed by John Turturro; won the City of Rome Award for Best Film at Venice Film Festival
not available on Region 1 DVD (2/2012)
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Not a lot of news showing up about upcoming Italian feature films; the most likely cause is
the lingering difficulties in Europe caused by George W. Bush's Economic Meltdown back in 2008.

"Black Souls (Anime Nere)" [Italy Sept 2014, USA April 2015]
Black Souls movie from Italy  A gripping morality tale of violence begetting violence in rural Calabria that takes us on a journey into the dark and sinister world of the real-life Mafia ('Ndrangheta) in Southern Italy; based upon the actual events described in Gioacchino Criaco's novel.
Directed by Francesco Munzi
Region 1 DVD not yet available • full credits at IMDb

"All Roads Lead To Rome" [Momentum Pictures Feb 2016]  2/2016
All Roads Lead To Rome comedy film starring Sarah Jessica Parker  A college teacher in New York drags her troubled teenage daughter to a remote village in Tuscany, hoping to 'reconnect'. Directed by Ella Lemhagen; written by Josh Appignanesi & Cindy Myers; starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Day, Raoul Bova, Claudia Cardinale, Paz Vega, Nadir Caselli, Shel Shapiro, Marco Bonini, Rocío Muñoz, Gianclaudio Caretta
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 1/2016 official trailer [1:54] at YouTube

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