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Ferrara in the Romagna, Italy was the hometown not just of Antonioni (see previous post) but of the novelist Giorgio Bassani. Antonioni’s dates are 1912 to 2007, Bassani’s 1916 to 2000, so they are close contemporaries, even if not so close as to have been in the same class (assuming they went to the same school). 682 more words

Cinema And Culture

Throwback Thursday-Escape From Sobibor (1987)

Sometimes, when circumstances seem impossible, all you need a little hope and courage.

In the 1987 television movie, Escape From Sobibor, the Jewish prisoners have not been gassed and their bodies burnt to ashes. 158 more words


Flashback Friday-Life Is Beautiful (1997)

Anyone who has ever made or seen a Holocaust film knows that the subject is not an easy one, for both the film makers and audience. 191 more words