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Geezers and Grannies #2: Umberto D.

Umberto D.
Italy, 1952
Directed by Vittorio de Sica
Written by Cesare Zavattini
Starring Carlo Battisti

Available to stream on HuluPlus Umberto D. is the story of an aging, down-on-his-luck pensioner in post-WWII Italy. 498 more words

Streaming Movies

Film School, Italian Style

I’m delighted to share my post on the magical legacy of Italian neorealist film for the Johns Hopkins University Press blog! Read here…

Film school, Italian style

Guest post by Joseph Luzzi

On November 3, 1993, a throng of fifteen thousand poured into St. Mary of the Angels Basilica in Rome and the adjoining piazza to bid farewell to the recently deceased Federico Fellini, while millions more watched a live telecast of the ceremony. 887 more words

Cultural Studies

Teorema (1968) – The Theory of Everything

Pier Paolo Pasolini is a renaissance man in its truest form. Philosopher, poet, novelist, political activist, and a filmmaker, his works are more popular for their political ideologies than for well-weaved narrations. 1,243 more words


Visual connection

Speaking to an audience about my work, particularly in a formal setting, has never been a strength of mine.

Fortunately my work is aesthetically strong and when I gave my talk here at the BSR, it elicited suggestions about which districts might be of interest to me, as well as artists, photographers and filmmakers to research. 138 more words

3 things about Roberto Rossellini's GERMANY YEAR ZERO

Germany Year Zero

1. The truck goes over some potholes, jolting a few lumps of coal onto the road. A small crowd dashes over to pick them up. 23 more words

On ''Umberto D'' (1952)

Vittorio de Sica’s masterpiece of an old man struggling on his meager government pension in Rome and whose only faithful companion in his suffering is a dog, is one of the most moving Italian films I’ve seen so far.  254 more words