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The Bicycle Thief (1948)

The original title in Italian is Ladri di biclette and I’ve seen it translated different ways namely Bicycle Thieves or The Bicycle Thief. Personally, the latter seems more powerful because it develops the ambiguity of the film right in the title. 831 more words

Drama

The dadaistic version of “Oedipus Rex”: “Funeral Parade of Roses” (1969)

This film will essentially throw you back to the age of hippy, fluxus and postwar art era, the late 60’s. Art and self-expression were a counterattack by disappointed society and the intelligentsia on the wasted age of WWII and its aftermath. 737 more words

Film

#854 The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

#854 The Tree of Wooden Clogs

1978 // Italy // Ermanno Olmi

Criterion Collection (LINK)

Ermanno Olmi’s 1978 Palme d’or winning film The Tree of Wooden Clogs is a three hour epic masterpiece that have been largely sidelined in the discussion of Italian cinema. 752 more words

Criterion Collection

The Process Genre in Videogames: Cart Life

Ian here—

This post is part of a series that borrows the term process genre from Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky’s work in cinema studies, and explores its utility for videogame analysis. 1,785 more words

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Tree of the Wooden Clogs

Seeing The Tree of the Wooden Clogs (L’Albero degli Zoccoli) in a cinema this week was a neorealist sacrament.

Ermanno Olmi wrote and directed it, in 1978, using both actors and non-actors, in the Bergamo dialect. 511 more words

Martin Scorsese's "Voyage to Italy"

My thoughts on Martin Scorsese’s magnificent (and little-known) film, My Voyage to Italy![view here]

General

About Timing. And Movies. Again!

No, not again! Well, yes. It’s important. What can I say…

But this one will be from a slightly different angle.

I don’t enjoy watching local movies. 966 more words

Career