The Resource Life is beautiful : La vita è bella/, Miramax Films ; Cecchi Gori Group ; Mario e Vittorio Cecchi Gori presentano ; una produzione Melampo Cinematografica ; Roberto Benigni presenta ; soggetto e sceneggiatura di Vincenzo Cerami e Roberto Benigni ; prodotto da Elda Ferri e Gianluigi Braschi ; regia di Roberto Benigni, (videorecording DVD)

Life is beautiful : La vita è bella/, Miramax Films ; Cecchi Gori Group ; Mario e Vittorio Cecchi Gori presentano ; una produzione Melampo Cinematografica ; Roberto Benigni presenta ; soggetto e sceneggiatura di Vincenzo Cerami e Roberto Benigni ; prodotto da Elda Ferri e Gianluigi Braschi ; regia di Roberto Benigni, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Life is beautiful : La vita è bella/
Title
Life is beautiful
Title remainder
La vita è bella/
Statement of responsibility
Miramax Films ; Cecchi Gori Group ; Mario e Vittorio Cecchi Gori presentano ; una produzione Melampo Cinematografica ; Roberto Benigni presenta ; soggetto e sceneggiatura di Vincenzo Cerami e Roberto Benigni ; prodotto da Elda Ferri e Gianluigi Braschi ; regia di Roberto Benigni
Title variation
La vita è bella
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
Summary
A charming but bumbling waiter who's gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor has won the heart of the woman he loves and has created a beautiful life for his young family. Then that life is threatened by World War II
Member of
Awards note
Winner, 1998 Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role: Roberto Benigni; Best Foreign Language Film: Italy; Best Music, Original Dramatic Score: Nicola Piovani; Winner, 1998 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize of the Jury: Roberto Benigni; Winner, 1998 David di Donatello Awards [Italian Film Academy] for Migliore Scenografo (Best Production Design) and Migliore Costumista (Best Costume Design): Danilo Donati; Migliore Direttore della Fotografia (Best Cinematography): Tonino Delli Colli; Migliore Produttore (Best Producer): Elda Ferri, Gianluigi Braschi; Migliore Sceneggiatura (Best Screenplay): Roberto Benigni, Vincenzo Cerami; Miglior Film (Best Film); Migliore Attore Protagonista (Best Actor) and Migliore Regista (Best Director): Roberto Benigni.
Cataloging source
WCM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Fotografia [director of photography], Tonino Delli Colli ; montaggio [editor], Simona Paggi ; musica di Nicola Piovani ; scenografia costumi arredamento, Danilo Donati
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13
Language note
In Italian or dubbed English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Roberto Benigni (Guido), Nicoletta Braschi (Dora), Giustino Durano (Zio), Sergio Bustric (Ferruccio), Lydia Alfonsi (Guiccairdini), Giorgio Cantarini (Giosué), Horst Buchholz (Dottor Lessing), Marisa Paredes (Madre di Dora)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1940-
  • 1960-
  • 1923-
  • 1946-
  • 1933-2003
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Benigni, Roberto
  • Ferri, Elda
  • Braschi, Gianluigi
  • Cerami, Vincenzo
  • Braschi, Nicoletta
  • Durano, Giustino
  • Bustric, Sergio
  • Alfonsi, Lydia
  • Cantarini, Giorgio
  • Paredes, Marisa
  • Buchholz, Horst
  • Piovani, Nicola
  • Miramax Films
  • Cecchi Gori Group (Firm)
  • Melampo cinematografica
  • Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
116
Series statement
  • Miramax collector's series
  • Miramax award-winning collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Love
  • Concentration camps
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Life is beautiful : La vita è bella/, Miramax Films ; Cecchi Gori Group ; Mario e Vittorio Cecchi Gori presentano ; una produzione Melampo Cinematografica ; Roberto Benigni presenta ; soggetto e sceneggiatura di Vincenzo Cerami e Roberto Benigni ; prodotto da Elda Ferri e Gianluigi Braschi ; regia di Roberto Benigni, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as an Italian motion picture in 1997
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Making life beautiful [featurette] (24 min.); TV spots (6 min.); Film recommendations [text feature]
  • Series title on some packaging: Miramax award-winning collection
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Program start -- "Good morning, princess!" -- "We're in the city!" -- Great escape -- New waiter -- "Schopenhauer willpower" -- "When I suddenly appear" -- "A light meal" -- "The superior race" -- "Turn around" -- Stealing the princess -- Signs from heaven -- Jewish horse -- Wedding announcement -- Two become three -- Grandma -- Birthday party -- "Where are we going?" -- First prize -- Learning the rules -- First day -- Showers -- Doctor -- "Buttons & soap" -- "For life" -- "The journey that had to be" -- End credits
Control code
ocm42827914
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398137726
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
17490
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)42827914
System details
DVD-video; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation in original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Life is beautiful : La vita è bella/, Miramax Films ; Cecchi Gori Group ; Mario e Vittorio Cecchi Gori presentano ; una produzione Melampo Cinematografica ; Roberto Benigni presenta ; soggetto e sceneggiatura di Vincenzo Cerami e Roberto Benigni ; prodotto da Elda Ferri e Gianluigi Braschi ; regia di Roberto Benigni, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as an Italian motion picture in 1997
  • Special features: Theatrical trailer (2 min.); Making life beautiful [featurette] (24 min.); TV spots (6 min.); Film recommendations [text feature]
  • Series title on some packaging: Miramax award-winning collection
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
Program start -- "Good morning, princess!" -- "We're in the city!" -- Great escape -- New waiter -- "Schopenhauer willpower" -- "When I suddenly appear" -- "A light meal" -- "The superior race" -- "Turn around" -- Stealing the princess -- Signs from heaven -- Jewish horse -- Wedding announcement -- Two become three -- Grandma -- Birthday party -- "Where are we going?" -- First prize -- Learning the rules -- First day -- Showers -- Doctor -- "Buttons & soap" -- "For life" -- "The journey that had to be" -- End credits
Control code
ocm42827914
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
031398137726
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
17490
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)42827914
System details
DVD-video; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation in original theatrical aspect ratio 1.85:1; dual layer
Video recording format
DVD

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