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il giollino, toni servillio
il giollino, toni servillio
il giollino, toni servillio

Il gioiellino – The Little Gem (Andrea Molaioli – 2011)

One of my favorite delights, as you could imagine, is attending film festivals, preferably in Italy. And when I have a chance load up with ton of books. I try to buy either the latest Italian bestsellers or books about some of ...
 
Comedy
 
Anni Ruggenti ( Luigi Zampa - 1962)
Anni Ruggenti ( Luigi Zampa - 1962)
Anni Ruggenti ( Luigi Zampa - 1962)

Gli Anni Ruggenti – Roaring Years (Luigi Zampa – 1962)

I saw this charming Italian comedy the other night on YouTube projected on my big screen and tried to imagine some of the thoughts that ran through audiences’ minds who saw it for the first time in Italian movie theaters ...
Lavazza (Turin - 1895)


 
Short Stories
 
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Long and Short Trip (Shlomi Ron – 2010)

The magic of cinema as you know can sometimes inspire you to tell your own stories. Here is a short story I wrote a few years ago as a tribute, a tad futuristic, to a particular masterpiece by director Alberto Lattuada. Can you...
 
Comedy
 
Passaguai1
Passaguai1
Passaguai1

La famiglia passaguai – The Passaguai Family (Aldo Fabrizi – 1951)

It’s funny sometimes when you watch a film that you like and then come across another one done couple of years later with same theme and even same actors. For those of you who follow my occasional cinematic thoughts, you&...
 
Comedy
 
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domenica1
domenica1

Domenica d’agosto – Sunday in August (Luciano Emmer -1949)

It’s August in Rome and it seems like the whole town has a single mission – go to the beach! You can watch this charming, time-capsule of a movie below (76 minutes, no English subtitles, though). [youtube width=”615...