Posts Tagged ‘Italy

Thursday October 28, 2010 22:55

Movie #0032 – The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo
Starring: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi
Second Viewing
Synopsis: Tracing a couple of years in the Algerian resistance of the 1950s.
I’ll admit that I was really not looking forward to revisiting this film; my memory of it was that it was dull and completely overrated. Well, I didn’t exactly love it [...]

Monday May 31, 2010 12:25

Movie #0025 – Amarcord (1973)

Directed by: Federico Fellini
Starring: Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Bruno Zanin
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A year in the life of a small town in Italy in the 1930s, focusing mainly on one family.
Hmmm… I guess I just don’t like Fellini very much. Of the handful of his films that I’ve seen up to this point, I [...]

Monday May 17, 2010 20:42

Movie #0023 – 8½ (1963)

Directed by: Federico Fellini
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée
Picture credit: DVD Beaver
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A beleaguered director starts pre-production on his latest film while going through a mid-life crisis of sorts.
I’m about to say something that you’re probably not going to agree with. No point in beating around the bush, so here goes: I [...]

Sunday April 18, 2010 18:56

Movie #0021 – 1900 (1976)

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
Starring: Robert De Niro, Gerard Depardieu, Donald Sutherland
Second Viewing
Synopsis: Following the lives of two men in Italy — one rich, one poor — from their childhood in the early years of the 1900s to the fall of the Fascist party at the end of WWII.
I’m going to admit that I actually [...]

Monday February 8, 2010 17:11

Movie #0011 – L’Avventura (1960)

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A girl goes missing while on a boating trip with her friends; her boyfriend and lover search for her, falling in love in the process.
I have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with Michelangelo Antonioni. On one hand, the man was an impeccable director [...]