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« : February 07, 2007, 08:09:01 PM »

Here is a film that anyone interested in Italian cinema must check out its probably Lina Wertmuller's most accessable film not quite as heavily political as her previous collaborations with Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato though it does touch upon various subjects its more of a tragic comedy with one of the great picaresque charaters of cinema (second to Tuco in my book).

This is another film that is non linear in the storyline told in flashbacks.

Pasqalino a small time wanna be macho big shot with seven sisters and a mother to take care of has to defend as a "man of honor" the family honor when his oldest sister falls into the clutches of a Neopolitan pimp "18 carat Dotonni". His solution to the problem and all the resulting domimo effects combined with WWII send Pasqualino spiraling down into an unforgetable hell.

This film also has a great hypnotic openning sequence reffered to as the "Oh Yea" song but its actually a jazzy instrumental piece that has a montage of historic WWII footage accompanied with an almost mantra type voice over the words of which are below.

You guys must check this out its got a recent SE DVD release.



The ones who don't enjoy themselves even when they laugh.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who worship the corporate image not knowing that they work for someone else.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who should have been shot in the cradle.
Pow! Oh, yeah.
The ones who say follow me to success but kill me if I fail, so to speak.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who say we Italians are the greatest he-men on earth.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who are from Rome.
The ones who say that's for me.
The ones who say, you know what I mean.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who vote for the right because they're fed up with strikes.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who vote white in order not to get dirty.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who never get involved with politics.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who say, be calm. Calm.
The ones who still support the king.
The ones who say, yes, Sir.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who make love standing in their boots and imagine they're in a luxurious bed.
The ones who believe Christ is Santa Claus as young man.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who say: Oh, what the hell.
The ones who were there.
The ones who believe in everything... even in God.
The ones who listen to the national anthem.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who love their country.
The ones who keep going, just to see how it will end.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who are in garbage up to here.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who sleep soundly, even with cancer.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who even now don't believe the world is round.
Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.
The ones who're afraid of flying.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who've never had a fatal accident.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who've had one.
The ones who at a certain point in their lives create a secret weapon, Christ.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who are always standing at the bar.
The ones who are always in Switzerland.
The ones who started early, haven't arrived and don't know they're not going to.
Oh, yeah.
The ones who lose wars by the skin of their teeth.
The ones who say, everything is wrong here.
The ones who say, now let's all have a good laugh.
Oh, yeah.
Oh, yeah.
Oh, yeah.
Oh, yeah.


« : February 07, 2007, 08:14:32 PM cigar joe »

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« #1 : February 11, 2007, 09:48:35 PM »

The memorable opening scene O0:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SGvfe9bAUyU

And Lina Wertmullers version of a gun fight enjoy:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9Gj_aul-ooQ


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