Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica: Contemporary Perspectives by Howard Curle  

Posted by tanas.olesya at Aug. 25, 2015
Vittorio De Sica: Contemporary Perspectives by Howard Curle

Vittorio De Sica: Contemporary Perspectives by Howard Curle
English | 7 Jan. 2000 | ISBN: 080200654X, 0802083811 | 312 Pages | PDF | 15 MB

Recognized as a master of Italian cinema, Vittorio De Sica is perhaps best known and most respected for his critically acclaimed neorealist films of the period 1946-55. As this anthology reveals, however, his production was remarkably multifaceted.
Boccaccio'70 - by Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti (1962)

Boccaccio'70 - by Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti (1962)
DVD5 | English+Russian | MPEG2 | 720x480 | ~6000kbps | AC3 | 48 kHz, 2 ch | 192 Kbps | Subs: English+Russian | 4.37 GB
Art-house, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A billboard of Anita Ekberg provocatively selling milk gives a prudish crusader for public decency more than he can handle. The wife of a count whose escapades with call girls make the front page of the papers decides to work to prove her independence, but what is she qualified to do? A buxom carnival-booth manager who owes back taxes offers herself for one night in a lottery: a nerdy sacristan and a jealous cowboy make for a lovers' triangle. In each, women take charge, but not always happily.

Vittorio De Sica - Umberto D. (1952)  

Posted by ulysse01 at Feb. 12, 2010
Vittorio De Sica - Umberto D. (1952)

Vittorio De Sica - Umberto D. [1 DVD9] [1952]
Art House | Black & White | Mono | Italian with English subtitles | 1.33:1 | 89 min.
1 Double-Layer DVD | 300dpi Scans = 7.59 GBs | 100MB RARs | RS

Shot on location with a cast of nonprofessional actors, Vittorio De Sica’s neorealist masterpiece follows 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. Umberto’s simple quest to fulfill the most fundamental human needs—food, shelter, companionship—is one of the most heartbreaking stories ever filmed and an essential classic of world cinema.

Vittorio De Sica - Ieri, oggi, domani (1963)  

Posted by pgf000 at Jan. 28, 2010
Vittorio De Sica - Ieri, oggi, domani (1963)

Vittorio De Sica - Ieri, oggi, domani (1963)
XVID 528x336 29.97fps 747Kbps | Italian MP3 stereo 112Kbps | link to subtitles in 6 langs! | 01:51:46 | 700 MB
Comedy/Romance | aka "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" | Won Oscar, 4 more wins | Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni

Stories about three very different women and the men they attract. These three stories very "Italian" indeed, are full of good humour, social observation and correct atmosphere. The direction of De Sica is superb, the acting of Mastroianni and Loren is unique and in the second and third stories we recognize the subtle and superior hand of their author, the great Zavattini.

Vittorio De Sica - Woman Times Seven (1967)  

Posted by pgf000 at Oct. 21, 2009
Vittorio De Sica - Woman Times Seven (1967)

Vittorio De Sica - Woman Times Seven (1967)
XVID 656x400 23.98fps 1735Kbps | English Dolby AC3 stereo 192Kbps | EN, ESP subs .srt | 01:47:57 | 1.46 GB
Comedy | aka Sette volte donna | Starring: Shirley Maclaine, Peter Sellers, Michael Caine

Seven mini-stories of adultery with Shirley MacLaine in each one of them

Two Women - Vittorio de Sica - 1960  

Posted by amerlot at July 4, 2009
Two Women - Vittorio de Sica - 1960

Two Women
100 min | Xvid 512x272 | 887 kb/s | 25 fps | MP3 106kb/s | 700 GB+ 3% recovery record
Italian | Subtitles: Spanish .srt | Genre:Drama

The war, that doesn’t save up its bombardments in Rome, induces Cesira, a youth widow, owner of a modest grocery, to look for a shelter among the mountains of the Ciociaria where she was born. Her constant worry is that to the little thirteen-year-old child, Rosetta, are saved up the afflictions, the anguishes and the sufferings that the war inflicts also to the civilians how it is possible. They are friends, relatives and the serenity of the places that seem cut out of the tragicalness of those times to welcome the two women. But the front, in continous movement along the peninsula is getting near. The first victim of that small community is Michele, a timid person in love with Cesira, that in his tormented spirit of literate and wise farmer suffers more than the others the deep crisis of the war. A group of Germans, that tries to escape the pressing of the Allies, forces the youth to be their guide through the mountains.

Vittorio De Sica-Miracolo a Milano (1951)  

Posted by FNB47 at March 2, 2008
Vittorio De Sica-Miracolo a Milano (1951)

Vittorio De Sica-Miracolo a Milano (1951)
729.4 MB | 1:32:58 | Italian with English s/t | XviD, 920 Kb/s | 512x384

Following The Bicycle Thief, Vittorio De Sica’s second effort as a producer-director was acclaimed internationally, winning the Grand Prize at Cannes, and voted Best Foreign Film by the New York Film Critics in 1951. The story of a saint-like orphan boy who rises up to fight for the rights of vagabonds living in a shanty town threatened by a greedy developer, De Sica adds a playful, fairytale dimension to the film's grim social realism. Anticipating the surrealism of Fellini’s later work, Miracle in Milan plays as a neorealist fable, a heart-warming tale of good versus evil as the discarded people of the streets – portrayed by real-life homeless people – challenge the elite that consigned them to poverty. Through it all, the protagonist Toto is offered up as a ray of innocence and hope in a world sullied by avarice and injustice.

Vittorio De Sica-Sciuscià ('Shoe Shine') (1946)  

Posted by FNB47 at Nov. 1, 2007
Vittorio De Sica-Sciuscià ('Shoe Shine') (1946)

Vittorio De Sica-Sciuscià ('Shoe Shine') (1946)
727.1 MB | 1:30:17 | Italian with English s/t | XviD, 970 Kb/s | 512x384

Directed by Vittorio De Sica, Shoeshine was filmed on location in postwar Rome using non-professional actors. It was inspired by the real stories of those struggling to overcome the oppressive forces of a corrupt and ineffective political system. Shoeshine is widely regarded as one of the finest films to have emerged from the Italian neorealist cinema. It was also the first foreign film to receive an Oscar. "The high quality of this motion picture," noted the Academy, "brought to eloquent life in a country scarred by war, is proof to the world that the creative spirit can triumph over adversity."

Vittorio De Sica-I Bambini ci guardano (1943)  Video

Posted by FNB47 at March 13, 2007
Vittorio De Sica-I Bambini ci guardano (1943)

Vittorio De Sica-I Bambini ci guardano (1943)
Runtime 1:24:44 | b/w | Language : Italian | Optional subtitles : English | Audio : mp3, 48000 Hz, 70 Kb/s, 1-ch | XviD, 2200 Kb/s | 23.97 frm/s | 720x544 (4:3) | 1435.6 MB

In his first collaboration with renowned screenwriter and longtime partner Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica examines the cataclysmic consequences of adult folly on an innocent child. Heralding the pair's subsequent work on some of the masterpieces of Italian neorealism, The Children Are Watching Us is a vivid, deeply humane portrait of a family's disintegration. (-DVD cover)
Fabio Vittorio de Blasio - Introduction to the Physics of Landslides: Lecture notes on the dynamics of mass wasting (Repost)

Fabio Vittorio de Blasio - Introduction to the Physics of Landslides: Lecture notes on the dynamics of mass wasting
English | 2011 | ISBN: 9400711212 | 425 pages | PDF | 14.9 MB