Bellissima /

Dreaming of a better life for her family, a star struck mother invests everything, including her last penny, into the dream that her daughter will be discovered at an open casting.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors / Creators:Visconti, Luchino, 1906-1976.
Magnani, Anna, 1908-1973.
Chiari, Walter.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:E1 Entertainment (Firm)
Format: DVD
Language:Italian
English
Language notes:Italian dialogue; English subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Imprint: [United States] : E 1 Entertainment, [2012]
Series:Italian neorealist cinema.
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Summary:Dreaming of a better life for her family, a star struck mother invests everything, including her last penny, into the dream that her daughter will be discovered at an open casting.
This early Luchno Visconti drama stars Anna Magnani as an overbearing stage mother. Magnani's daughter (Tina Apicella) has zero talent, but Magnani raises such a ruckus at the studio after the girl's abortive screen test that the producers eventually find work for the girl. By this point, Magnani has renounced show business and, with daughter in tow, returns to her patient husband, who has been waiting for his wife to get her dreams of vicarious stardom out of her system. Based on a story by famed Italian scenarist (and frequent Fellini collaborator) Cesar Zavattini, Bellissima seems too trivial a story to be given the tender loving care provided by Visconti. Originally released at 130 minutes, the film was honed down to 90 minutes for American consumption. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Item Description:Originally released as a motion picture in 1951.
Physical Description:1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; mono.
Audience:Rating: Not rated.
Cast:Anna Magnani, Walter Chiari.
ISBN:1417234520
9781417234523