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The Resource Assunta Spina, directed by Gustavo Serena and Francesca Bertini ; production, Caesar-Film, Rome ; produced for video by David Shepard

Assunta Spina, directed by Gustavo Serena and Francesca Bertini ; production, Caesar-Film, Rome ; produced for video by David Shepard

Label
Assunta Spina
Title
Assunta Spina
Statement of responsibility
directed by Gustavo Serena and Francesca Bertini ; production, Caesar-Film, Rome ; produced for video by David Shepard
Contributor
Actor
Director
Distributor
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Italian silent screen legend Francesca Bertini appears in her most famous role in Assunta Spina, an operatic tale of love and sacrifice in turn of the century Naples. After being assaulted by her jealous lover Michele (Gustavo Serena), Assunta (Bertini) becomes the mistress of a corrupt Don (Carlo Benetti) so she can visit Michele while he is in prison. When Michele is unexpectedly released, he discovers Assunta's "betrayal", setting the stage for the film's exquisitely tragic finale. By carefully preserving the regional dialect and customs in his prose, poet and playwright Salvatore Di Giacomo captured the unique essence of Napolitanita: the ability of the Italian working class to maintain their dignity even as they struggle for survival. In harmony with this approach, Assunta Spina was shot largely on location, capturing precious glimpses of life on the streets of Naples, and presaging the rise of Italian Neorealism
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Silent with English intertitles and musical accompaniment
PerformerNote
Francesca Bertini, Gustavo Serena, Carlo Benetti, Luciano Albertini
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1892-1985
  • 1885-1949
  • 1882-1945
  • 1860-1934
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bertini, Francesca
  • Serena, Gustavo
  • Shepard, David
  • Benetti, Carlo
  • Albertini, Luciano
  • Di Giacomo, Salvatore
  • Flicker Alley (Firm)
  • Caesar Film
Runtime
62
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Di Giacomo, Salvatore
  • Betrayal
  • Adultery
  • Jealousy
  • Assault and battery
  • Love
Target audience
adult
Label
Assunta Spina, directed by Gustavo Serena and Francesca Bertini ; production, Caesar-Film, Rome ; produced for video by David Shepard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed December 11, 2017)
  • From the play by Salvatore di Giacomo
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3564055/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (62 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1022738369
Video recording format
other
Label
Assunta Spina, directed by Gustavo Serena and Francesca Bertini ; production, Caesar-Film, Rome ; produced for video by David Shepard
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed December 11, 2017)
  • From the play by Salvatore di Giacomo
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3564055/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (62 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)1022738369
Video recording format
other

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