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Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy

Director: Roberto Rossellini Cast: Carmela Sazio, Edmund Meschke, Vito Annicchiarico

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Overview

The "Trilogy" in question refers to three milestones of neorealist cinema that made film history, all helmed by Roberto Rossellini within a span of several years: the 1945 Rome, Open City, the 1946 Paisan, and the 1948 Germany, Year Zero. This special edition, three-disc set from The Criterion Collection presents all of the said films in restored, high-definition digital transfers, with a plethora of bonus supplements that include: introductions to all three titles by Rossellini, shot in 1963; video interviews with experts including Rossellini scholar Adriana Aprà, The Taviani Brothers and a friend of the director, Father Virgilio Fantuzzi; and audio commentary on Rome Open City by Peter Bondanella. The collection also includes the making-of documentary Once Upon a Time. . . 'Rome Open City', produced in 2006; excerpts from a little-seen videotaped discussion that Rossellini had with students at Rice University about his filmmaking; Tag Gallagher's visual essay "Into the Future," Carlo Lizzani's 2001 biographical documentary Roberto Rossellini, and "Letters from the Front: Carlo Lizzani on Germany, Year Zero," a podium discussion with Lizzani shot at the 1987 Tutto Rossellini event. Finally, the collection also includes a host of bonus essays on Rossellini's life and work by such experts as Thomas Meder, Jonathan Rosenbaum, James Quandt, Irene Bignardi and Colin MacCabe.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/26/2010
UPC: 0715515051316
Original Release: 0000
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: 1
Time: 5:02:00

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy
1. Looking For Manfredi [7:41]
2. Strolling Through Rome [1:40]
3. A Visitor [4:22]
4. Don Pietro and Marcello [2:47]
5. A Mission For the Priest [2:28]
6. Books Without Words [3:21]
7. News of Manfredi [3:40]
8. In Need of Don Pietro [4:10]
9. Confessions and Questions [2:03]
10. Francesco and Manfredi [3:44]
11. Family [5:09]
12. "On the Just Path" [2:51]
13. Luigi Ferrari [2:40]
14. Wedding Day Raid [4:28]
15. "Last Rites" [4:35]
16. An Innocent Victim and an Ambush [2:36]
17. False Friendship [2:26]
18. A Place to Stay [3:15]
19. Discovery, Confrontation, and Betrayal [5:40]
20. Captured [3:06]
21. Marina's Reward [2:32]
22. Waiting In Fear [3:36]
23. "A Cigarette Won't Make You Talk" [3:41]
24. Confessional Secrets [3:35]
25. Torture and Soul-Searching [3:54]
26. Silent to the End [7:38]
27. A Final Sacrifice [5:11]
1. Color Bars [:00]
1. Fact and Fiction [7:41]
2. The Black Market [1:40]
3. The Working Class and the War [4:22]
4. Children [2:47]
5. Resistance Forces United [2:28]
6. Catholics and Communists [3:21]
7. Rossellini's Moral Universe [3:40]
8. Traditional Editing [4:10]
9. Deserved Misfortune [2:03]
10. The Occupation/Francesco [3:44]
11. Domestic Comedy [5:09]
12. A Moving Conversation [2:51]
13. A Classic Communist Activist [2:40]
14. Structured Drama [4:28]
15. Comedy and Tragedy [4:35]
16. Senseless Events/Eur District [2:36]
17. Humanizing the Germans [2:26]
18. A Decadent Collaborationist [3:15]
19. The Impact of War [5:40]
20. Vittario Mussolini/Hope For the Future [3:06]
21. Bergmann's Space/Marina [2:32]
22. Moral Codes [3:36]
23. Distillation of Content [3:41]
24. Don Pietro's Morality [3:35]
25. Sound and Vision [3:54]
26. Submission and Repentance [7:38]
27. Helpless Victims [5:11]
1. Color Bars [:00]
1. Nazi-Occupied Rome [8:45]
2. Demystifying the Movie Machine/Neorealism [5:58]
3. Fascist-Trained Directors [8:24]
4. The Right Timing/Anna Magnani [8:02]
5. Anna, Romano, and the Kids [5:42]
6. Lighting, Courage, Success [4:24]
7. Ingrid, Genius, and Morality [11:07]
Disc #2 -- Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy
1. The Americans [9:28]
2. The Search [4:16]
3. Joe and Carmela [5:46]
4. The Germans [6:07]
5. Hard Times [3:23]
6. Showstopper [1:53]
7. Dreaming on the Rubble [5:36]
8. An Eye-Opening Encounter [4:38]
9. A Proposition [6:06]
10. Francesca [9:53]
11. Piazza Del Quiriti, Number 8 [1:52]
12. Treating the Wounded [5:01]
13. Looking For Lupo [5:18]
14. The Uffizzi Gallery [4:03]
15. Crossing the City [4:42]
16. A Tragic End [3:09]
17. A Warm Welcome [7:26]
18. Sharing [5:03]
19. Theological Debate [4:33]
20. Serenity of Spirit [3:59]
21. A Partisan [6:16]
22. Hospitality [5:25]
23. Tragedy at Madalena's [2:06]
24. A Rescue and A Battle [6:24]
25. Casualties of War [3:24]
1. Color Bars [:00]
Disc #3 -- Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy
1. Too Young to Work [3:04]
2. Hard Times [3:36]
3. Family Strife [6:41]
4. A Little Diversion [2:39]
5. Helmut/The Black Market [3:05]
6. Herr Henning [7:19]
7. A Successful Mission [2:44]
8. Edmund's New Friends [5:43]
9. Returning Home [3:30]
10. Help From the Doctor [5:20]
11. "The Weak Are Destroyed" [3:18]
12. Karl-Heinz is Reprimanded [2:56]
13. Edmund Acts [2:35]
14. Police Raid and a Passing [3:48]
15. A Bittersweet Homecoming [1:46]
16. Edmund on His Own [7:07]
17. Music Among the Rubble [3:45]
18. A Final Act [3:52]
1. Color Bars [:00]
1. An Auteur and a Realist [7:17]
2. Short Films to War Films [9:59]
3. Germany Year Zero/Amore [10:21]
4. Hollywood and Ingrid [11:48]
5. Langlois and a New Home [6:07]
6. From India to Television [9:04]
7. The History of Man [10:56]

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