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« #60 : November 11, 2016, 10:57:51 AM »

Thanks, I was hoping you would make recommendations.
Ask them why they didn't include L'ombrellone.


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« #61 : November 11, 2016, 11:13:23 AM »

BTW, the production or release dates for Il vedovo and Una vita difficile are wrong.


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« #62 : November 11, 2016, 02:23:16 PM »

Ask them why they didn't include L'ombrellone.
If I can find someone to ask, I'll ask. The curators often don't show up for the screenings, though.



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« #63 : November 11, 2016, 02:25:42 PM »

BTW, the production or release dates for Il vedovo and Una vita difficile are wrong.
Huh, I just verified this on IMDb, and you are right. Those guys at MoMA are real clowns, but at least they show free movies. I guess you get what you pay for.



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« #64 : November 11, 2016, 02:57:49 PM »

Huh, I just verified this on IMDb, and you are right. Those guys at MoMA are real clowns, but at least they show free movies. I guess you get what you pay for.

 I pointed out the mistakes only because they might induce you to skip a movie.


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« #65 : November 12, 2016, 09:13:57 AM »

Can't imagine why. Do you think I have some kind of prejudice against 50s films?



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« #66 : November 12, 2016, 10:00:10 AM »

Can't imagine why. Do you think I have some kind of prejudice against 50s films?

No, it's because (apart from Il vedovo, which is great exclusively thanx to Sordi and Valeri) Risi found himself in the '60s. And lost himself again in the '70s. In the '50's he was doing light comedies: better than most but without the bite he almost invariably had in his '60s movies. Maybe it was the times who inspired him and his writers, who knows. But his '50s comedies can be left apart, unless you don't wanna watch the great actors playing in some of them.
Actually I don't know how a stranger can appreciate some of these movies which are so much italian. And, take Sordi. He's almost unknow abroad, and even when known is not appreciated for what he is because he invented the Italian on the screen: which is far from the idea most strangers have of the italian people.  When he died italians (especially the Romans, of course) felt like they had lost a relative, a very near one because he was so much like us. But strangers seem unable to digest the fact that people may love somebody who portrays them with all their faults.


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« #67 : November 12, 2016, 02:16:43 PM »

I'm sure I don't completely "get" Sordi, but I have enjoyed him in the few films I've seen him in. I look forward to seeing more of his work.

OK, so now I understand that Risi's best work is in the 60s. I'll make a point of seeing as many of those as I can.



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« #68 : November 13, 2016, 12:41:50 PM »

Thanks, I was hoping you would make recommendations. Drink, ya wanna go to any of these? CJ, you comin' to town sometime over Christmas? I can get cheap tickets.

Been off the grid, It's possible, I don't know what days I'll have off though.


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« #69 : November 16, 2016, 10:41:20 AM »

If it's any time before Christmas, let me know. I'm probably heading west for the 25 Dec - 1 Jan period, but before that (starting the 17th) I'm gonna be free.



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« #70 : November 16, 2016, 05:05:15 PM »

If it's any time before Christmas, let me know. I'm probably heading west for the 25 Dec - 1 Jan period, but before that (starting the 17th) I'm gonna be free.

Yea it will be before Christmas.


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« #71 : May 07, 2017, 05:27:06 PM »

Mostly the usual suspects here, but maybe there's the odd title worth seeing. Most are in 35mm prints.
https://www.filmlinc.org/festivals/marcello-mastroianni/#films



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« #72 : May 07, 2017, 05:42:58 PM »

Also in June Film Forum is hosting the U.S. premier of De Sica's Il Boom (1963), with Sordi. De Sica is not known for comedy, but maybe this is worth seeing? titoli?



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« #73 : May 07, 2017, 09:52:21 PM »

Also in June Film Forum is hosting the U.S. premier of De Sica's Il Boom (1963), with Sordi. De Sica is not known for comedy, but maybe this is worth seeing? titoli?

De Sica is not known for comedy? You're joking?  ;D Anyway: DON'T MISS IT! Huge performance (as usual) by Sordi and, probably, De Sica's (and Zavattini's) last masterpiece. I reviewed it here somewhere.


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« #74 : May 08, 2017, 11:38:33 AM »

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« Reply #247 on: July 11, 2012, 03:58:34 PM »    
Il boom (1963) This is maybe the bitterest italian comedy ever, a genre which already is renown for putting harsh ingredients in a supposedly light genre. I had not seen the movie in its entirety till now, having caught snippets of it now and then on the small screen. This is probably De Sica's best movie after his masterpieces of a decade before. I give it 9\10 only because I think the could have put more comedy into it.


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