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Boccaccio '70

Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren! It’s just about every Italian star and director from the 60s all come together for one fantastical film about modern love and lust. 89 more words

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani, Italy-France 1963)

There is a story behind my interest in this film. I went to see it in my local ABC cinema almost exactly 50 years ago on its initial UK release in 1964. 920 more words


Screen Gems-Five Criminally Underseen Postwar Foreign Films

A post on this site from December 2013 was entitled “5 of the Best Unknown (Or Lesser-Known) Foreign Films of the 1950’s.” The reason that decade in particular was highlighted was because of the emergence of some of the greatest filmmakers of all time from other countries, creating some of the best movies ever made in that one time period. 982 more words

Classic Cinema

UMBERTO D (1952)

Director of Photography: G.R. Aldo

Director: Vittorio De Sica

Perfect Shots

Umberto D. (1952)

Italy 89m, B&W
Director: Vittorio De Sica; Cast: Carlo Battisti, Maria-Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova, Elena Rea, Memmo Carotenuto

Employing a cast of largely non-professional actors, Umberto D. 80 more words



Il Cinema Ritrovato presented a season of Italian shorts, culled from the compendium films that were so popular in the fifties and sixties. I kept hearing that Alexander Payne had declared one of these to be the find of the festival, but nobody who told me this could remember which one he was talking about. 589 more words


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

George Cukor, director (1899-1983)
In honor of George Cukor’s birthday today, TCM will be spending the day featuring several of the director’s films:
Romeo and Juliet… 67 more words

Classic Hollywood Birthdays