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Born: February 12, 1923 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Callas Forever (2003) as Director
Maria Callas, having reached the twilight of her career, comes out of reclusive retirement only to confront painful memories of her past love affair with billionaire Aristotle Onassis and the fact that she can no longer pretend to have the voice she once had. Her eager manager, determined to re-igni
2.
Tea With Mussolini (1999) as Director
Luca is a young boy in 1930s Italy, and after his mother has run away his father is more than happy to see him cared for by a group of eccentric aristocratic English women living in Tuscany. Hester, Arabella and Mary are soon joined by Americans Elsa and Georgie, who share their love for Italy and l
3.
Jane Eyre (1996) as Director
As a child, young Jane is a poor orphan who is mistreated by her relatives. Cast out of Gateswood, her cruel Aunt Reed's house, she's sent to the grim Lowood School. Jane, who is spirited and outspoken, becomes the unfortunate scapegoat of Mr. Brocklehurst, the school's headmaster, and Miss Scatcher
4.
Sparrow (1993) as Director
During the terrible epidemic of cholera which devastates Catania, Sicily in 1854, a young cloister novice regains her liberty and finds love. But love brings pain and difficulties which the innocent girl does not know how to deal with.
5.
Hamlet (1990) as Director
based on the Shakespeare play about a man who returns home to his kingdom to find his mom married to his uncle and his father dead, and then must avenge his father's death.
6.
Il Giovane Toscanini (1988) as Director
Drama depicting Arturo Toscanini's conducting debut in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 18.
7.
Otello (1986) as Director
8.
Traviata, La (1983) as Director
9.
Endless Love (1981) as Director
The obssessive love between two teens leads to disaster.
10.
The Champ (1979) as Director
A washed-up prizefighter fights to keep his son.
11.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972) as Director
This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
12.
Senso (1968) as Assistant Director
An Italian countess risks the fate of her country for the love of an Austrian soldier.
13.
Romeo and Juliet (1968) as Director
The age-old tragedy of teenage lovers caught in their families bitter hatred for one another.
14.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967) as Director
A fortune hunter agrees to wed a temperamental woman so his friend can court her sister.
15.
La Bohème (1965) as Director
16.
La terra trema (1947) as Assistant Director

Writer (feature film)

17.
Callas Forever (2003) as Screenwriter
Maria Callas, having reached the twilight of her career, comes out of reclusive retirement only to confront painful memories of her past love affair with billionaire Aristotle Onassis and the fact that she can no longer pretend to have the voice she once had. Her eager manager, determined to re-igni
18.
Tea With Mussolini (1999) as From Autobiography
Luca is a young boy in 1930s Italy, and after his mother has run away his father is more than happy to see him cared for by a group of eccentric aristocratic English women living in Tuscany. Hester, Arabella and Mary are soon joined by Americans Elsa and Georgie, who share their love for Italy and l
19.
Tea With Mussolini (1999) as Screenwriter
Luca is a young boy in 1930s Italy, and after his mother has run away his father is more than happy to see him cared for by a group of eccentric aristocratic English women living in Tuscany. Hester, Arabella and Mary are soon joined by Americans Elsa and Georgie, who share their love for Italy and l
20.
Jane Eyre (1996) as Screenwriter
As a child, young Jane is a poor orphan who is mistreated by her relatives. Cast out of Gateswood, her cruel Aunt Reed's house, she's sent to the grim Lowood School. Jane, who is spirited and outspoken, becomes the unfortunate scapegoat of Mr. Brocklehurst, the school's headmaster, and Miss Scatcher
21.
Sparrow (1993) as Screenwriter
During the terrible epidemic of cholera which devastates Catania, Sicily in 1854, a young cloister novice regains her liberty and finds love. But love brings pain and difficulties which the innocent girl does not know how to deal with.
22.
Hamlet (1990) as Screenwriter
based on the Shakespeare play about a man who returns home to his kingdom to find his mom married to his uncle and his father dead, and then must avenge his father's death.
23.
Il Giovane Toscanini (1988) as From Story
Drama depicting Arturo Toscanini's conducting debut in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 18.
24.
Otello (1986) as Screenwriter
25.
Traviata, La (1983) as Screenwriter
26.
Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972) as Screenwriter
This is a dramatization of events in the life of St. Francis of Assisi from before his conversion experience through his audience with the pope, including his friendship with St. Clare.
27.
Romeo and Juliet (1968) as Screenwriter
The age-old tragedy of teenage lovers caught in their families bitter hatred for one another.
28.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967) as Screenwriter
A fortune hunter agrees to wed a temperamental woman so his friend can court her sister.

Producer (feature film)

29.
Callas Forever (2003) as Producer
Maria Callas, having reached the twilight of her career, comes out of reclusive retirement only to confront painful memories of her past love affair with billionaire Aristotle Onassis and the fact that she can no longer pretend to have the voice she once had. Her eager manager, determined to re-igni
30.
The Taming of the Shrew (1967) as Producer
A fortune hunter agrees to wed a temperamental woman so his friend can court her sister.

Assistant Direction (feature film)

31.
Bellissima (1951) as Assistant Director
Film director Blasetti is looking for a little girl for his new movie. Along with other mothers, Maddelena takes her daugther to Cinecitta, hoping she'll be selected and become a star. She is ready to sacrifice anything for little Maria, even if her husband would prefer they save their little money for the rent, instead of paying teachers, hairdressers or bribes for her illusions.

Art Director (feature film)

32.
La Bohème (1965) as Production Design

Production Designer (feature film)

33.
Traviata, La (1983) as Production Designer

Production Companies (feature film)

34.
Romeo and Juliet (1968) as Company
The age-old tragedy of teenage lovers caught in their families bitter hatred for one another.

Director (special)

35.
Washington Opera Production of "Pagliacci", The (1998) as Stage Director
Presentation of the Washington Opera's production of "I Pagliacci," a popular opera about a comedia dell'arte troupe whose leader is heartbroken when he discovers that his wife is having an affair, and the ultimate revenge that he exacts.
36.
Falstaff (1993) as Stage Director
Set in 15th century England and based on Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," the opera follows the ribald adventures of the amorous fat knight Sir John Falstaff.
37.
Don Giovanni (1990) as Stage Director
A broadcast of Mozart's opera, set in seventeenth-century Spain, based on the legend of Don Juan, the celebrated libertine and seducer.
38.
Turandot (1988) as Stage Director
A performance of Puccini's last opera, which tells the story of a beautiful princess in ancient China who demands that her suitors solve three riddles or face death for failing.
39.
Cavalleria Rusticana (1986) as Director; Stage Director
Franco Zeffirelli's film version of Mascagni's one-act melodrama about jealousy, betrayed love, and treachery in a Sicilian village. The opera was filmed on location in Sicily, and is sung in Italian with English subtitles.
40.
Pagliacci (1984) as Director
An updated adaptation of Leoncavallo's 1892 opera, set in Depression-era southern Italy, about love, betrayal and jealousy among a touring group of clowns. The plot is based on a true story which came to light during a trial over which Leoncavallo's father, a judge, presided: an actor, overcome wit
41.
Boheme, La (1982) as Stage Director
Set in Paris in the 1830s, the story relates the turbulent and tragic love affair of an idealistic young poet named Rodolfo and Mimi, a young woman stricken with tuberculosis.

Cast (special)

42.
Placido Domingo: A Musical Life (1995)
Profile of tenor and orchestra conductor Placido Domingo.
43.
Classic Mel: The Making of Mel Gibson's Hamlet (1991)
A special that includes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Franco Zeffirelli's production of "Hamlet," starring Mel Gibson. Includes interviews with the film's stars.
44.
Siskel & Ebert Special, The (1990)
A special hosted by film critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert, who examine the film industry through interviews with directors, actors, and other Hollywood personalities.
45.
Power of the Past With Bill Moyers: Florence, The (1990)
A documentary exploring the origins of contemporary ideas through a series of conversations with artists, authors and historians on a tour of Florence, Italy.
46.
Maria Callas: An Operatic Biography (1988)
Profile of opera legend Maria Callas. The special includes never-before-seen footage of concert and operatic performances and interviews with friends and key people in the opera world.
47.
Callas (1979) as Narration
A study of and tribute to the life and career of the legendary soprano, Maria Callas.

Producer (special)

48.
Don Giovanni (1990) as Stage Producer
A broadcast of Mozart's opera, set in seventeenth-century Spain, based on the legend of Don Juan, the celebrated libertine and seducer.
49.
Tosca (1985) as Stage Producer
A performance of Puccini's melodrama telecast live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. Set in Rome during the Napoleanic era, the story relates the love affair of the renowned singer, Floria Tosca, and the painter Mario Cavardossi, a revolutionary helping to overthrow t
50.
Otello (1978) as Stage Producer
A live broadcast of a performance of Verdi's opera based on Shakespeare's play about the gullible Moorish commander who is turned against young bride by an unscrupulous advisor.
51.
Pagliacci (1978) as Stage Producer
A live broadcast of a performance of a perennial double-bill of one-act operas: Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" and Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana." The latter deals with love, jealousy, betrayal, and revenge among the peasants of a Sicilian village; the former is a melodrama on the same themes among a

Costume-Wardrobe (special)

52.
Tabarro and Pagliacci, Il (1994) as Costume Designer ("Pagliacci")
Performance of two operas from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York: "Il Tabarro" by Puccini and "Pagliacci" by Leoncavallo. "Il Tabarro" is the story of a husband who kills his wife's lover on a barge in France. "Pagliacci" is based on a court case judged by composer Leoncavallo's father, con

Art Department (special)

53.
Don Giovanni (2000) as Set Designer
The Metropolitan Opera presents "Don Giovanni," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera about a philandering murderer in 17th century Seville.
54.
Luciano Pavarotti 30th Anniversary Gala Performance (1999) as Set Designer ("La Boheme")
Coverage of a gala performance celebrating the 30th anniversary of tenor Luciano Pavarotti's Metropolitan Opera debut. The program consists of fully staged acts from three operas and features the tenor in three of his most famous roles: Nemorino in "L'Elisir d'Amore," Rodolfo in "La Boheme" and Rada
55.
Washington Opera Production of "Pagliacci", The (1998) as Set Designer
Presentation of the Washington Opera's production of "I Pagliacci," a popular opera about a comedia dell'arte troupe whose leader is heartbroken when he discovers that his wife is having an affair, and the ultimate revenge that he exacts.
56.
Tabarro and Pagliacci, Il (1994) as Set Designer ("Pagliacci")
Performance of two operas from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York: "Il Tabarro" by Puccini and "Pagliacci" by Leoncavallo. "Il Tabarro" is the story of a husband who kills his wife's lover on a barge in France. "Pagliacci" is based on a court case judged by composer Leoncavallo's father, con
57.
Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary, The (1992) as Set Design ("Otello")
A concert commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, featuring performances of "Rigoletto" (Act III), "Otello" (Act III), and "Die Fledermaus" (Act II).
58.
Turandot (1988) as Set Designer
A performance of Puccini's last opera, which tells the story of a beautiful princess in ancient China who demands that her suitors solve three riddles or face death for failing.
59.
Tosca (1985) as Set Designer
A performance of Puccini's melodrama telecast live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. Set in Rome during the Napoleanic era, the story relates the love affair of the renowned singer, Floria Tosca, and the painter Mario Cavardossi, a revolutionary helping to overthrow t
60.
Met Centennial Gala Telecast (1983) as Set Designer
Two live concerts of arias, ensembles, and orchestral works are telecast from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in one day (matinee and evening) to celebrate the company's 100th birthday. The Metropolitan Opera's first performance occured on October 22, 1883, at the Old Metropolitan Opera H
61.
Boheme, La (1982) as Set Designer
Set in Paris in the 1830s, the story relates the turbulent and tragic love affair of an idealistic young poet named Rodolfo and Mimi, a young woman stricken with tuberculosis.
62.
Otello (1978) as Set Designer
A live broadcast of a performance of Verdi's opera based on Shakespeare's play about the gullible Moorish commander who is turned against young bride by an unscrupulous advisor.
63.
Pagliacci (1978) as Set Designer
A live broadcast of a performance of a perennial double-bill of one-act operas: Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" and Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana." The latter deals with love, jealousy, betrayal, and revenge among the peasants of a Sicilian village; the former is a melodrama on the same themes among a

Production Designer (special)

64.
Don Giovanni (2000) as Production Designer
The Metropolitan Opera presents "Don Giovanni," Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera about a philandering murderer in 17th century Seville.
65.
Tabarro and Pagliacci, Il (1994) as Production Designer ("Pagliacci")
Performance of two operas from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York: "Il Tabarro" by Puccini and "Pagliacci" by Leoncavallo. "Il Tabarro" is the story of a husband who kills his wife's lover on a barge in France. "Pagliacci" is based on a court case judged by composer Leoncavallo's father, con
66.
Falstaff (1993) as Production Designer
Set in 15th century England and based on Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor," the opera follows the ribald adventures of the amorous fat knight Sir John Falstaff.
67.
Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary, The (1992) as Production Design
A concert commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, featuring performances of "Rigoletto" (Act III), "Otello" (Act III), and "Die Fledermaus" (Act II).
68.
Don Giovanni (1990) as Production Designer
A broadcast of Mozart's opera, set in seventeenth-century Spain, based on the legend of Don Juan, the celebrated libertine and seducer.

Film Production - Main (special)

69.
Luciano Pavarotti 30th Anniversary Gala Performance (1999) as Production ("La Boheme")
Coverage of a gala performance celebrating the 30th anniversary of tenor Luciano Pavarotti's Metropolitan Opera debut. The program consists of fully staged acts from three operas and features the tenor in three of his most famous roles: Nemorino in "L'Elisir d'Amore," Rodolfo in "La Boheme" and Rada
70.
Carmen (1997) as Stage Production
A performance of Bizet's opera "Carmen" from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. Tale of free-living gypsy Carmen, who learns the price of love when she tempts the jealousy of the obsessed soldier Don Jose.

Misc. Crew (special)

71.
Pagliacci (1984) as Staging
An updated adaptation of Leoncavallo's 1892 opera, set in Depression-era southern Italy, about love, betrayal and jealousy among a touring group of clowns. The plot is based on a true story which came to light during a trial over which Leoncavallo's father, a judge, presided: an actor, overcome wit

Writer (special)

72.
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) as Screenwriter
A reverent and beautiful retelling of the biblical tale with an all-star cast, winning Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama (1977-78) and for James Farentino as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Subsequently expanded to eight hours over four nights.

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