Bellissima

Overview

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...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2012
  • UPC: 741952691891
  • Original Release: 1951
  • Source: Ent. One Music
  • Language: Italiano
  • Time: 1:54:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 37,560

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna Magnani Maddalena Cecconi
Walter Chiari Alberto Annovazzi
Tina Apicella Maria Cecconi
Gastone Renzelli Spartaco Cecconi
Arturo Bragaglia Photographer
Alessandro Blasetti Himself
Vittorina Benvenuti
Mario Chiari
Iris
Amalia Pellegrini
Nora Ricci
Tecla Scarano Elocution Teacher
Linda Sini Mimmetta
Technical Credits
Luchino Visconti Director, Screenwriter
Suso Cecchi D'Amico Screenwriter
Salvo D'Angelo Producer
Vittorio Musy Glori Production Manager
Franco Mannino Score Composer
Paolo Moffa Production Manager
Orlando Orsini Production Manager
Gianni Polidori Production Designer
Piero Portalupe Cinematographer
Paul Ronald Cinematographer
Francesco Rosi Screenwriter
Mario Serandrei Editor
Piero Tosi Costumes/Costume Designer
Cesare Zavattini Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bellissima
1. Chapter 1 [5:45]
2. Chapter 2 [8:02]
3. Chapter 3 [11:05]
4. Chapter 4 [5:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:09]
6. Chapter 6 [17:16]
7. Chapter 7 [5:56]
8. Chapter 8 [14:01]
9. Chapter 9 [12:03]
10. Chapter 10 [11:22]
11. Chapter 11 [8:57]
12. Chapter 12 [4:19]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Bellissima
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   Scenes
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      English Subtitles: On
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   Trailer
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