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« on: April 10, 2004, 03:27:22 AM »
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I've seen "La Terra Trema" and "Ossessione", both very good.  La Terra Trema was incredibly harsh and gritty, and the images really stick in my mind.  Anyone seen anything else by him?
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2004, 01:11:19 PM »
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Rocco and his Brothers

Highly Recommended.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2004, 01:13:27 PM »
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Rocco and his Brothers

Highly Recommended.


ditto

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2004, 01:16:59 PM »
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Nobody has mentioned this but let's make sure all the people of Xixax make it a compulsory purchase in May:


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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2004, 03:33:57 PM »
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(Almost) all Criterions are compulsory purchases for me, so that's definitely on it way to my mailbox as soon as it's released...

I'm embarrassed to admit that I'm pretty unfamiliar with the Visconti era... I've never seen any of his films, never seen any Rossellini... am fairly familiar with de Sica. I plan on remedying that as all my deficiencies in cinematic knowledge...
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2004, 06:58:57 AM »
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I started with Belissima quite recently, That one was nice, but not really impressive.

Yesterday I saw Rocco e i suoi fratelli. What a great film!

I have to see more of this guy soon. I'm a bit in my Italian period anyway.

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2004, 07:58:49 AM »
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I have to see more of thes guy soon. I'm a bit in my Italian period anyway.

Ew, gross.

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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2004, 09:37:46 PM »
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Well, Visconti is dead and I'm not an Ed Gein-type of person. So I will stick to his movies. ;)

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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2004, 12:07:25 AM »
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I have to see more of thes guy soon. I'm a bit in my Italian period anyway.

Ew, gross.


So what is that, marinara sauce?

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2004, 12:58:26 PM »
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I saw Belissima at the cinemateque today, very funny, wonderful film. Anna Magnanni is magnificent, this was one of the best performances I have ever seen.
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2004, 09:22:26 PM »
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i've only seen The Damned and I liked it a whole bunch.

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« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2004, 03:15:29 AM »
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I recommend you find a copy of Death in Venice pronto. I haven't seen The Damned, so I can't really compare. What's it like? Transvestites and nazis, no?
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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2004, 10:52:02 AM »
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in all their glory.

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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2004, 01:39:02 PM »
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Can't wait. I'm gonna try to get hold of his most celebrated stuff, Death in Venice really got me interested in the guy.
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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2004, 09:38:07 PM »
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I just finished The Leopard, which was excellent.  It is about a transitional period in Italy between the old aristocracy and a new democracy (is that right? ) and Burt Lancaster plays an aristocrat who is well aware that his social class is soon to be taken over.  He seems to be the only aristocrat in the film who is introspective about this transition.  The ball at the end of the film is like the last gasp for this way of life.  I don't feel I understood everything about the film, which will make subsequent viewings more revealing, especially after watching the supplements.

 

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