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  1. Viva Zapatero! (2006)

    Director
    Sabina Guzzanti
    Subject
    Media studies; Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 80 minutes), £9.99

    Sabina Guzzanti’s documentary deals with her own ill-fated television show, RAIot, which aired on RAI, the Italian public television service. The show featured comedy sketches in which Guzzanti, a...

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  2. Falstaff (2005 Television, Video)

    Director
    Herbert Graf
    Subject
    Drama; Music

    Verdi’s Falstaff. The Orchestra and Chorus of Radiotelevisione Italiana Milano are conducted by Tullio Serafin. Guiseppe Taddei as Falstaff in the production staged by Herbert Graf.

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  3. Miserables, Les (2000) (2004)

    Subject
    French studies; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 172 minutes), £19.99

    A television adaptation of the story by Victor Hugo, set in France in 1796.

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  4. Winged Migration (2004)

    Subject
    Biology; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 86 minutes), £19.99

    Documentary about the migratory patterns of birds stunningly filmed over three years using no special effects. 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers used planes, remote-controlled gliders, helicopters and...

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  5. Kate - La Bisbetica Domata (2004 Film)

    aka: Kate - The Taming of the Shrew

    Director
    Roberto Lione
    Producer
    Roberto Lione
    Distribution
    No archive copy or distributor known (10/2007).

    Full-length feature animation film, using stop-motion animation and crayons, inspired by The Taming of the Shrew. Petruchio is ruined by gambling and plans to get out of debt by marrying a rich woman - Kate,...

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  6. Fiat Hamlet (2003 Film)

    aka: Fiat Hamlet, A

    Director
    Armando Ceste
    Subject
    Social Studies
    Distribution
    No archive copy or distributor known (6/2013)

    Documentary about the Fiat car company and its operations in Turin. The film uses Hamlet as a mirror for scrutinising Turin’s working-class past viewed through Fiat’s failing fortunes. In its industrial...

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  7. Falstaff (2002 Television, Video)

    Director
    Pierre Cavassilas; Ruggero Cappuccio
    Subject
    Drama; Music

    Verdi’s opera directed for stage by Ruggero Cappuccio and recorded live for television by Pierre Cavasillas. Riccardo Muti conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala. Ambrogio Maestri is Falstaff.

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  8. Canterbury Tales, The (2001)

    Director
    Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Subject
    English language and literature; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 107 minutes), £14.99

    Pasolini takes the role of Chaucer in a vivid and grotesque adaptation of some of Chaucer’s bawdy tales. The dual format Blu-Ray edition includes an alternative English-language version presented with...

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  9. Titus (1999 Film, Video)

    Director
    Julie Taymor
    Producer
    Julie Airoldi; Jody Patton; Julie Taymor
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 155 minutes), £5.99

    Julie Taymor’s film version of Titus Andronicus, based on her 1994 off-Broadway production, with Anthony Hopkins as Titus and Jessica Lange as Tamora. This adaptation is both ‘stylised and...

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  10. Tea with Mussolini (1998 Film)

    aka: Tea with Mussolini

    Director
    Franco Zeffirelli
    Producer
    Riccardo Tozzi; Giovannella Zannoni; Clive Parsons

    Feature film comedy drama, based on Zeffirelli’s autobiography, concerning a group of elderly expatriate English women living in Florence in 1934. One of the group (Mary), who are known as the...

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