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Roberto Rossellini, famous Italian film director and icon of neorealism, would have been one hundred years old on May 8, 2006. Isabella Rossellini, daughter of Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini, and herself a film star, bestselling author and celebrated photo model, has created two very special homages to her father on the centenary of his birth: a short film entitled My Dad is 100 Years Old, directed by Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin as director---and this many-voiced, richly illustrated book of remembrance. In the Name of the Father, the Daughter and the Holy Spirits, Remembering Roberto Rossellini, features texts and illustrations by Isabella Rossellini; entries by Ingrid Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, Franois Truffaut, Eric Rohmer and Guy Maddin; and numerous film stills and photographs by Herbert List, Clifford Coffin, Gordon Parks, David Seymour, and many others.
Texts by Isabella Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman, Federico Fellini and many others
Roberto Rossellini, (May 8, 1906 -- June 3, 1977) is considered one of the most innovative and influential of post-war film directors. Among his most significant films are: Rome, Open City (1945, with Anna Magnani), Stromboli (1950, with Ingrid Bergman) and Germany, Year Zero which he filmed in 1948, working with amateur actors in a bombed-out Berlin. He was married to Ingrid Bergman from 1950--1957 and had three children with her, one of whom is Isabella.
Isabella Rossellini was born in 1952 and grew up in Rome and Paris. At the age of nineteen she moved to New York where she began her career as a film actress, under the direction of David Lynch in particular, and achieved international fame as the exclusive model for Lancme.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
ISBN 3829602421 ISBN13 9783829602426
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More About Isabella Rossellini
Isabella graced the covers of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Vanity Fair, becoming one of the most iconic models of the 1980s. Her acting career includes such films as David Lynch's Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart, Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci's Big Night, Peter Weir's Fearless, and The Saddest Music in the World directed by Guy Maddin. Isabella wrote the script to My Dad is 100 Years Old, also directed by Guy Maddin, an homage to her father, the filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, and her mother, Ingrid Bergman. Green Porno is Isabella's directorial debut. She lives in New York City.
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Charming, affectionate family memento Aug 21, 2006
Though Roberto Rossellini is one of the least-known of the great filmmakers (many of his films are difficult to see for various reasons of copyright, etc.), he was incredibly influential and highly prolific. Though this book doesn't really help to explain his work, it does provide a wonderfully emotional and generous overview of his life, and his impact on his daughter, Isabella Rossellini. As a bonus, included in the book is the DVD of the short film "My Dad Is 100 Years Old", written by Isabella Rossellini and directed by the Canadian fantasist Guy Maddin. The film is utterly charming, but in all of this, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that Rossellini was one of the most important filmmakers of all time, whose NeoRealist classics ("Open City", "Paisan", "Germany Year Zero") proved to be influential, and whose films from the 1950s ("Stromboli", "Viaggio in Italia", "Fear") introduced themes of alienation and urban malaise which would be developed in films by Antonioni, Godard, Bertolucci and many others. And there is a sadness to the book, because Isabella Rossellini seems to have no consciousness of the importance of her father's actual achievements, she seems to fixate on how her father is seen in Hollywood commercial terms, which is totally incongruous. Yet it's so obvious that this is a labor of great love, and that feeling overwhelms everything else.