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Title Umberto D. [videorecording] / Dear Film presenta ; un film di Vittorio De Sica ; il film e stato realizzato negli Stabilmenti di Cinecitta in collaborazione con Scuola Nazionale di Cinema, Centro Sperimental di Cinematografia ; produced by Angelo Rizzoli, Vittorio De Sica and Giuseppe Amato ; screenplay written by Cesare Zavattini ; directed by Vittorio De Sica.

Imprint [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2003]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    I UMB    Available
 PAS Central Library DVD    UMB    Available
Description 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Criterion collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
Special features: "That's life: Vittorio De Sica" a 55-minute documentary made for Italian television in 2001; new video interview with actress Maria Pia Casilio; new essay by critic Stuart Klawans and reprinted recollections on the film by De Sica; writings on "Umberto D." by Umberto Eco, Luisa Alessandri, and Carlo Battisti.
Credits Director of photography, Aldo Graziati ; editor, Eraldo Da Roma ; music, Alessandro Cicognini ; production designer, Virgilio Marchi.
Cast Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova, Elena Rea, Memmo Carotenuto.
Summary Follow Umberto D., an elderly pensioner, as he struggles to make ends meet during Italy's postwar economic boom. Alone, except for his dog, Flike, Umberto strives to maintain his dignity while trying to survive in a city where traditional human kindness seems to have lost out to the forces of modernization.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Italian dialogue, optional English subtitles.
Subject Economics -- Sociological aspects -- Drama.
Civil service pensioners -- Italy -- Drama.
Dignity -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Criterion collection
Motion pictures, Italian.
Added Author Rizzoli, Angelo
De Sica, Vittorio, 1901-1974
Amato, Giuseppe, 1899-1964
Zavattini, Cesare, 1902-1989.
Battisti, Carlo, 1882-1977
Casilio, Maria Pia, 1935-2012-
Gennari, Lina
Simova, Ileana
Rea, Elena
Carotenuto, Memmo, 1908-1980
Graziati, Aldo, 1902-1953
Da Roma, Eraldo
Cicognini, Alessandro
Marchi, Virgilio, 1895-1960
Dear film produzione
Stabilmenti di Cinecitta (Firm)
Scuola nazionale di cinema (Italy)
Centro sperimentale di cinematografia (Italy)
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Note Disc surface title: Vittorio De Sica's Umberto D.
ISBN 0780026470
Standard No. 037429176122
Music No. UMB020 Criterion Collection

 
    
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