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Francesco Rosi

#1 Post by kinjitsu » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:06 am

Francesco Rosi (b. 1922 - Naples, Italy)

Image

Through emotions, images manage to portray
problems and human beings, as well as historical
moments and social occurrences. Thus, many a
time even the spectator who does not understand
what is being said in the film can nevertheless
understand what it is that the films wants to say.
And this is the great strength of cinema.



Filmography

Camicie rosse / Red Shirts (1952)

Kean: Genio e sregolatezza / Kean (1956) DNC R2

La sfida / The Challenge (1958)

I magliari / The Magliari (1959) Medusa R2 - Opening R2

Salvatore Giuliano (1962) Cecchi Gori R2 - Criterion R1 - Opening R2

Le mani sulla citta / Hands Over the City (1963) Criterion R1 - Editions Montparnasse R2

Il momento della verita / The Moment of Truth (1965)

C'era una volta... / More Than a Miracle (1967) Mondo R2

Uomini contro / Many Wars Ago (1970)

Il caso Mattei / The Mattei Affair (1972)

A proposito Lucky Luciano / Lucky Luciano (1973) Orbit R0

Cadaveri eccellenti / Illustrious Corpses (1976) Eagle R2

Cristo si a fermato a Eboli / Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979) Cecchi Gori (R2) Gaumont R2 - Facets R1 - Fox R2 - Infinity R2

Tre fratelli / Three Brothers (1981) Facets R1 - DNC R2 - Gaumont R2

Carmen / Bizet's Carmen (1984) Sony R2

Cronaca di una morte annunciata / Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987)

12 registi per 12 citta - segment Napoli (1989)

Dimenticare Palermo / To Forget Palermo (1990) Cecchi Gori R2 - Gaumont R2

Diario napoletano / Neapolitan Diary (1992) Criterion R1

La tregua / The Truce (1997) Buena Vista (R1)


Forum Discussions

Christ Stopped At Eboli (Infinty)

Hands Over the City (Criterion)

Francesco Rosi Retrospective

Salvatore Giuliano (Criterion)


Internet Resources

Christ Stopped at Eboli - Marco Visentin & Giuliano Giusti (UBC, 2002)

Francesco Rosi - Acquarello (Strictly Film School, 2004)

Francesco Rosi - Gino Moliterno (Senses of Cinema, 2003)

Francesco Rosi - Gary Crowdus, & Dan Georgakas (The Cineaste Interviews, 1984)

Illustrious Rosi - Stuart Klawans (Film Comment, 1995)

The Investigative Thrillers of Francesco Rosi - Stuart Klawans (Criterion essay)

Rosi in Context - David Overbey (Sight & Sound, 1976)

Rosi in a new key - Michel Ciment (American Film, 1994)

Salvatore Giuliano - Michel Ciment (Criterion essay)

Salvatore Giuliano - Derek Malcolm (The Guardian, 2001)

The Truce: The Need to Not Forget - Marco Spagnoli (SFJFF, 1997)


Publications

Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism - Millicent Marcus (Princeton University Press, 1987)

Francesco Rosi - Vittorio Giacci (Cinecitta International, 1994)

Poet of Civic Courage: The Films of Francesco Rosi - Carlo Testa, editor (Greenwood Publishing, 1996)
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Re: Francesco Rosi

#2 Post by yoshimori » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:27 am

fyi. For me, the best Rosi, edging out Cadaveri eccellenti and Il caso Mattei, now available on DVD with, apparently, English subs:

Uomini contro

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#3 Post by ellipsis7 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:18 am

It's in an edition from Minerva Classics, and based on 2 Antonioni's from them (I Vinti & the portmanteau film L'Amore in Citta) should be a very decent release indeed with excellent Eng subs, and apparently some pages of the 28pp booklet also in English...

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#4 Post by Awesome Welles » Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:45 am

All the discs I have had from them have been great. Plus it's cheaper from their shop direct: Uomini contro.

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#5 Post by perkizitore » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:07 am

They have a shop at Ebay.it, they do great discounts there.

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#6 Post by Awesome Welles » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:39 am

Yes that's right, though in my experience they have stopped offering 'Best Offers' on their listings which was always a good way of getting about 20% off!

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#7 Post by rohmerin » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:20 am

R.I.P

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#8 Post by ellipsis7 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:25 am

Nice two handed obit in The Guardian, including a recollection by John Francis Lane....

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Francesco Rosi

#9 Post by TMDaines » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:17 am

So what’s the latest on restorations and releases of Il caso Mattei and Cadaveri eccellenti? Both have screenings at HOME, Manchester before the end of the year as part of their Euro Political Thrillers season and I wondered what to expect in terms of prints and restorations. I’ve seen both before on the hard-to-acquire DVDs and I know Mattei had a Scorsese restoration a few years ago, but I’ve not heard anything more recently about restorations leading to releases. Is there rights complications? I imagine both Criterion and Arrow, amongst others, would have interest in releasing them, so I presume there are complications?

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#10 Post by MichaelB » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:54 am

Paramount is the stumbling block with The Mattei Affair; not sure what the complications are with the other one.

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#11 Post by yoshimori » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:14 pm

Both are among my favorites. I recall Carlotta's announcing a blu-ray of Il caso Mattei four, five [?] years ago. I periodically check for news. Nothing.

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#12 Post by Aunt Peg » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:09 am

MichaelB wrote:Paramount is the stumbling block with The Mattei Affair; not sure what the complications are with the other one.
I read somewhere that there are rights issues with Cadaveri eccellenti? and not to expect it's release anytime soon.

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#13 Post by yoshimori » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:51 am

Aunt Peg wrote:I read somewhere that there are rights issues with Cadaveri eccellenti? and not to expect it's release anytime soon.
I own a nice-looking Italian DVD of Cadaveri that Capolavori put out in 2003. No subs.

BUT, I now see that the 2016 Spanish release, Excelentísimos cadáveres, lists English as well as Spanish and Portuguese subs. Just ordered it.

No blu though. "Sad."

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Re: Francesco Rosi

#14 Post by Aunt Peg » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:48 pm

THat's great news. Please five us some feedback when you receive it,

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