Alberto Moravia

Author, Screenwriter
Eminent, highly regarded 20th-century Italian author, whose numerous works, such as "The Woman of Rome" (1947) and "The Conformist" (1951), paved the way for other European postwar novelists with their explicit ... Read more »
Born: 11/27/1907 in Italy

Filmography

Writer (23)

L' Ennui 1999 (Movie)

("La noia") (Source Material (from novel))

L' Ennui 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

L' Attenzione 1993 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

La Villa del Venerdi 1990 (Movie)

("The Friday Villa") (Source Material (from novel))

Gli Indifferenti 1989 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

La Cintura 1989 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Me and Him 1989 (Movie)

("Lo et Lui") (Source Material (from novel))

Dastforoush 1987 (Movie)

(1st episode) (From Story)

Desideria, La Vita Interiore 1979 (Movie)

("The Inner Life") (Source Material (from novel))

Gli Ordini Sono Ordini 1970 (Movie)

(From Story)

The Conformist 1970 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Complicated Girl 1968 (Movie)

("La Marcia Indietro" from "Racconti Romani") (From Story)

Contempt 1964 (Movie)

("Il Disprezzo") (Source Material (from novel))

Ieri, Oggi, Domani 1962 (Movie)

from short story("Troppo Rica") (From Story)

Ieri, Oggi, Domani 1962 (Movie)

("Anna") (Screenplay)

The Empty Canvas 1962 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Two Women 1961 (Movie)

("La Ciociara") (Source Material (from novel))

A Strange Day 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Dauphins 1959 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Too Bad She's Bad 1955 (Movie)

(From Story)

Woman of Rome 1955 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))

Woman of Rome 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The She-Wolf 1953 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Other (1)

Shocking Cannibals 1973 (Movie)

original text (Other)

Biography

Eminent, highly regarded 20th-century Italian author, whose numerous works, such as "The Woman of Rome" (1947) and "The Conformist" (1951), paved the way for other European postwar novelists with their explicit depiction of sex and sexuality. A sickly, lonely child, Moravia began his first novel at 16, and after finding no one to bring it out, self-published "Gli Indifferenti/The Time of Indifference" in 1929. After several other attacks on fascism, which made him a marked man by the Mussolini regime, Moravia came into his own after the war, producing prolific tales of Rome and sex.

Though he wrote directly for the screen on several occasions, Moravia's greatest contribution to the cinema has been his many short stories and novels. Notable adaptations of his novels include Vittorio De Sica's "Two Women" (1960), based on "La Ciociara", Jean-Luc Godard's "Contempt" (1963), from "Il Disprezzo", Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Conformist" (1970), from the book of the same name, and Dorris Dorrie's "Me and Him" (1988) from "Io et lui".

Relationships

Carmen Llera

Wife
born c. 1954 second wife married 1986

Elsa Morante

Wife
married 1941 divorced

Milestones

1952

Works declared immoral by the Vatican and placed on its Index of Forbidden Books (though in the mid-1960s the Index was discontinued)

1934

Lectured at Columbia University

1929

Self-published first novel, "Gli Indifferenti/The Time of Indifference"

1924

Began writing first novel (date approximate)

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