Mamma Roma

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Overview

Anna Magnani stars as Mamma Roma, a rural Italian hooker trying to create a new life for herself. This proves impossible when the past keeps rearing its ugly head in the form of Mamma Rosa's previous "johns." She returns to her old profession, whereupon her son Ettore Garofalo becomes a thief and is killed by the police. Written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (his second film), Mamma Roma is one of the least known but most approachable of the director's efforts. As in many of his earliest movies (and the ...
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Overview

Anna Magnani stars as Mamma Roma, a rural Italian hooker trying to create a new life for herself. This proves impossible when the past keeps rearing its ugly head in the form of Mamma Rosa's previous "johns." She returns to her old profession, whereupon her son Ettore Garofalo becomes a thief and is killed by the police. Written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini (his second film), Mamma Roma is one of the least known but most approachable of the director's efforts. As in many of his earliest movies (and the novels which preceded them), Pasolini explores the limited lives and dashed hopes of the cafoni, the Italian equivalent of America's hillbillies.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/22/2004
  • UPC: 037429187425
  • Original Release: 1962
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  • Source: Criterion
  • Presentation: Subtitled / B&W
  • Time: 1:50:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,666

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna Magnani Mamma Roma
Ettore Garofalo Ettore
Franco Citti Carmine
Silvana Corsini Bruna
Luisa Loiano Biancofiore
Technical Credits
Pier Paolo Pasolini Director, Screenwriter
Nino Baragli Editor
Alfredo Bini Producer
Tonino Delli Colli Cinematographer
Carlo Rustichelli Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Credits [2:34]
2. Wedding Celebration [5:58]
3. How Cruel a World [4:02]
4. New Home [6:14]
5. A Visitor [4:26]
6. A Walk in the Night [4:43]
7. Upward Aspirations [2:17]
8. Out With the Boys [5:27]
9. Showoff [5:00]
10. Cicadas [2:28]
11. The Market [3:02]
12. A Necklace for Bruna [5:52]
13. A Job for Ettore? [2:59]
14. Place Your Bets [5:09]
15. A Favor for a Friend [4:02]
16. The Trick [4:01]
17. A Present for Ettore [4:28]
18. A Mother's Concern [3:47]
19. Carmine Returns [6:50]
20. Back to Work [4:42]
21. Lost Soul [4:59]
22. At the Hospital [4:18]
23. Isolation [4:44]
24. "Water Under the Bridge" [4:19]
25. Color Bars [:00]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. "Petrolio" [4:42]
2. Pigpen [2:53]
3. Biographical Notes [10:40]
4. On the Difference Between Cinema and Literature [5:15]
5. Realism Transfigured [4:39]
6. The Gospel According to St. Matthew [1:40]
7. Oedipus Rex [12:00]
8. Pigpen [1:01]
9. Screenwriter Nico Naldini [6:31]
10. Salo, Or the 120 Days of Sodom [8:34]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
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   Poster Gallery
   Trailer
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Side #2 -- Disc 2
   Interviews
      Bernardo Bertolucci
      Tonino Delli Colli
      Enzo Siciliano
   Pier Paolo Pasolini
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      Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Thematically, the film is built around the persona of the great Italian actress, Anna Magnani, but Pasolini uses her performance to create his version of the great Mediterranean Mother. Making visual references to well-known European paintings, particularly Christian icons, and highlighting the expressions "chiefly faces" of Italian commoners, Pasolini creates a distinctively visual modern tragedy.

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