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Descansado - Armando Trovajoli

I have been playing this piece on repeat since discovering it on Saturday night. In addition, his piece Coco with the singer Edda Dell’Orso is totally lush. 78 more words

DVD Review: Sunflower

Starring: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Rating: 5/10

Vittorio De Sica won international acclaim with his neo-realist masterpiece Bicycle Thieves, shot with an amateur cast, but in later years he retreated into more safely commercial star vehicles such as this offering from 1970, with Sofia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni as a seamstress and electrician who fall in love and get married against a background of WWII. 263 more words


Umberto D. [subtitled]

Umberto D. is a classic 1952 black and white film from Italian director Vittorio De Sica that tells the story of a down on his luck Italian pensioner trying to find some way to survive. 865 more words


Anita Ekberg (1931 - 2015)

Top-5, então:

1- A Doce Vida (La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini, 1960)
2- Boccaccio 70 (Federico Fellini/Vittorio De Sica/Luchino Visconti/Mario Monicelli, 1962)
3- Guerra e Paz (War and Peace, King Vidor, 1956) 19 more words


#33 - Bicycle Thieves (1948), dir. Vittorio de Sica

We’ve already taken a rather precipitous dive into Italian Neorealism with a trilogy of movies by the genre’s founder, Roberto Rossellini. But the most famous and most highly lauded film from that school of movie-making is director Vittorio de Sica’s deceptively simple masterpiece… 2,498 more words


Cinema Italiano 2014: 'The Bicycle Thief'

The 1948 Italian classic The Bicycle Thief (Ladri di biciclette, or Bicycle Thieves) is considered by many to be one of the best films ever made period, let alone one of the greatest Italian films of all time. 231 more words

Cinema Italiano 2014

Terminal Station (Station Terminus) (Stazione Termini)


(out of 5)

Displeased with the results of his collaboration with de Sica, producer David O. Selznick would later cut this film down to 60 minutes (from the original 90) and release it in North America as… 277 more words

Criterion Collection