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il camino della esperanza
il camino della esperanza
il camino della esperanza

Il cammino della speranza – The Path of Hope (Pietro Germi – 1950)

Right from the opening scene where you see the village women all veiled in black waiting patiently outside the mine for their husbands who refuse to come up to avoid the mine closing – you see direct similarities with another N...
 
Comedy
 
cv-i4tassisti
cv-i4tassisti
cv-i4tassisti

I Quattro Tassisti – The Four Taxi Drivers (Giorgio Bianchi – 1963)

With 2015 coming upon us, I figured there is nothing like rewinding the clock back to this 1963 quaint cinematic gem to usher the New Year. Once upon a time there were 4 taxi drivers…This charming film brings four short films &...
Sant’Eustachio Il Caffè (Rome – 1938)


 
Comedy
 
Il magnifico cornuto – The Magnificent Cuckold (Antonio Pietrangeli – 1964)
Il magnifico cornuto – The Magnificent Cuckold (Antonio Pietrangeli – 1964)
Il magnifico cornuto – The Magnificent Cuckold (Antonio Pietrangeli – 1964)

Il magnifico cornuto – The Magnificent Cuckold (Antonio Pietrangeli – 1964)

In this classic Italian comedy director Antonio Pietrangeli juxtaposes extra indulgence with absurdity as key ingredients that drive rich couple from northern city Brescia to completely lose it.  Claudia Cardinale and Ugo Togna...
 
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 ...
 
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&...