Carlo Ponti

Born: 11 December 1912, Magenta
Died: 10 January 2007, Geneva

Highlighted works

  • Doctor Zhivago

    Doctor Zhivago

    Boris Pasternak’s story of love in the Russian Revolution confirmed David Lean’s standing as the master of the sweeping historical epic.

  • Blowup

    Blowup

    The refined visual style of Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni collides with swinging 60s London in this story of a man who may have unwittingly photographed a murder.

  • La STRADA

    La STRADA

    A brutish travelling strongman (Anthony Quinn) acquires a waif-like young assistant (Giulietta Masina) before taking to the road in Federico Fellini’s acclaimed neo-realist fable.

  • Le Mépris

    Le Mépris

    Working with his biggest budget to date, Jean-Luc Godard created a sublime widescreen drama about marital breakdown, set during pre-production on a film shoot.

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