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« on: March 06, 2003, 10:03:08 PM »
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I am seeing Scorsese's documentary on the period of neo-realism in Italian cinema that inspired him to make his own films on Monday night. In a cinema. On a big sceen. I am stoked like never before.

Four hours of Scorsese and some of the best films of all time. Interval. Complimentary drink vouchers. Sigh.

I'll let you know how it is. I'm saying brilliant in advance...
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2003, 07:01:46 PM »
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I enjoyed it a great deal. Especially the last hour or so, when it was on Antonoini's L'Avventura, Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and 8 1/2. For me, an interesting is not including La Strada at all. In the middle, being unkown to viewing much of Rossellini's work, though knowing of him, I did grow a little restless.

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2003, 01:34:19 AM »
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Oh, my God. I have so very got to get into Italian cinema! Having not had films like La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2 available to me in my local video stores [so as of today, I am scouring the libraries], I was completely and utterly spellbound by how little I knew of Italian cinema beforehand, and how much I have to see now.

I was so impressed with My Voyage To Italy last night that I hunted down a VHS copy of A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies at school today. I was less impressed with it, because I think Scorsese was more passionate, and had stronger connections, with the Italian films. In A Personal Journey he seems to be trying to cover too many bases. It was still ultimately a wonderful piece of film appreciation.

To anyone who hasn't seen either of these films and is looking for an introduction to either Italian or American cinema, I think you should definitely look into watching these two Scorsese docos. They're golden.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2003, 11:35:10 AM »
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Does anybody know if the Scorsese Italian doc will be available on DVD? If so, where can I buy it? If not, when will it be available?

I loved the Personal Journey through American movies, and MUST SEE this new one!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2003, 07:21:39 AM »
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It is much better than A Personal Journey, though both are par for the course, I think. In regards to the DVDs, I gotta say that I have no idea.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2003, 06:52:09 AM »
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not available on dvd as of yet. rumor though it could swing criterion.

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2003, 01:19:05 PM »
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I watched it a few months ago and was blown away by it.. however I had already seen films by Antonioni, Fellini, De Sica, Rosselini, etc. so I was as shocked.. but it amazes me how many people don't watch Italian cinema but love movies like "GoodFellas" and "Casino".. even though the influence smacks you right in the face.  Same goes for PTA films. I know a LOT of people who loved "Boogie Nights" but could never sit and watch "Short Cuts".. why is that? Ah well..

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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2004, 11:18:46 PM »
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Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced the release of My Voyage to Italy. Directed and narrated by Martin Scorsese, this remarkable documentary is an in-depth look at the careers of great Italian filmmakers and their art's profound influence on him. Scorsese takes the viewer on a fascinating journey highlighting the classics of Italian cinema, from the neo-realism of post-war Italy through its transition into opulent period drama and surrealist fantasy. This two-disc set will be available to own from the 6th of July and should retail for around the $29.99 mark.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2004, 12:20:05 AM »
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Buena Vista Home Entertainment has announced the release of My Voyage to Italy. Directed and narrated by Martin Scorsese, this remarkable documentary is an in-depth look at the careers of great Italian filmmakers and their art's profound influence on him. Scorsese takes the viewer on a fascinating journey highlighting the classics of Italian cinema, from the neo-realism of post-war Italy through its transition into opulent period drama and surrealist fantasy. This two-disc set will be available to own from the 6th of July and should retail for around the $29.99 mark.


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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2004, 12:07:36 PM »
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FYI, Marty tends to give away a lot of the plot in these things. I asked the guys over at the Criterion Board to make a list of the films that are discussed in detail. So you might wanna plan on seeing these before this doc, unless you want them spoiled:

Umberto D, Bicycle Thief, Stromboli, Europa 51, Voyage in Italy, Senso, Ossessione, La Terra Trema, 8 1/2, I Vitelloni, Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, L'Avventura, L'Eclisse, Paisan, Rome Open City, Shoeshine, Germany Year Zero, and The Gold of Naples.

They didn't put it on the list, but I suspect The Leopard is in there too...
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When those who hated capital and consumption (and Jews) in the 20th century murdered some hundred million people, and the poster children for the struggle against international capitalism and America are now fanatical Islamic terrorists, this puts recent enthusiasts in an awkward position. Most of them are too dense and shameless to appreciate it, and far too many are taken in by the moralistic and paternalistic rhetoric of the Left.

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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2004, 06:15:11 PM »
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Scorsese's Voyage Due On July 6
Two-disc set chronicles Italian cinema.
 
April 12, 2004 - Miramax Home Entertainment will release Martin Scorsese's documentary Mi Viaggio Di Italia (My Voyage to Italy) as a two-disc set for $29.99 on July 6. The four-hour documentary is directed and narrated by Scorsese, who takes the viewer on a trip through the history of Italian cinema, from post-war Italy through its transition. Scorsese covers the gamut, from Roy Rogers westerns to Rossellini and De Sica, Antonionni and Fellini in the early '60s.
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2004, 06:27:36 PM »
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Scorsese's Voyage Due On July 6
Two-disc set chronicles Italian cinema.
 
April 12, 2004 - Miramax Home Entertainment will release Martin Scorsese's documentary Mi Viaggio Di Italia (My Voyage to Italy) as a two-disc set for $29.99 on July 6. The four-hour documentary is directed and narrated by Scorsese, who takes the viewer on a trip through the history of Italian cinema, from post-war Italy through its transition. Scorsese covers the gamut, from Roy Rogers westerns to Rossellini and De Sica, Antonionni and Fellini in the early '60s.

SHAFTR... it's right above..........

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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2004, 06:29:10 PM »
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Scorsese's Voyage Due On July 6
Two-disc set chronicles Italian cinema.
 
April 12, 2004 - Miramax Home Entertainment will release Martin Scorsese's documentary Mi Viaggio Di Italia (My Voyage to Italy) as a two-disc set for $29.99 on July 6. The four-hour documentary is directed and narrated by Scorsese, who takes the viewer on a trip through the history of Italian cinema, from post-war Italy through its transition. Scorsese covers the gamut, from Roy Rogers westerns to Rossellini and De Sica, Antonionni and Fellini in the early '60s.

SHAFTR... it's right above..........


it's slightly different.
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2004, 12:30:35 PM »
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The depth of Italian cinema is so great that it sounds like Scorsese doesn't even get into Ermanno Olmi (Il Posto, I Fidanzati)...

I am very pumped for this........

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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2004, 09:02:28 PM »
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This is definitely on my wish list. I am so psyched about this doc.
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