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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


Umberto D. (1952)


Umberto D. is the culmination and peak of not just Vittorio De Sica’s filmmaking, but also Italian Neorealism as a whole. De Sica would never reach these heights again, and all the other neorealists effectively had to move onto other game. 77 more words

Film Reviews

Ieri Oggi Domani (1963)

Italy 118m, Colour
Director: Vittorio de Sica; Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is a delightful satirical comedy told in three parts about three women who use their sexuality to get what they want. 118 more words


Seminal Cinema Outfit presents Italian neorealism to Art Film (1940 - 1970)

1940’s and The Birth of Neorealism

Italian neorealism saw a stark contrast in how we perceive film. World War II was over and its aftermath had to be confronted. 165 more words

Seminal Cinema Outfit

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1963)

This week in Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Nathaniel introduced me to Vittorio De Sica’s Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. I’m not gonna lie and pretend that I’m not a little annoyed by the lack of an oxford comma in the movie’s English title, but otherwise, this is an incredibly lovely movie. 610 more words


Best Shot: Ieri, oggi, domani (Part 3)

Finally, we get to the third part of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” Mara. It’s my favorite story in De Sica’s film, and we get treated to plenty of beautiful imagery, most notably courtesy of Sophia Loren, of course: 25 more words


Best Shot: Ieri, oggi, domani (Part 2)

Following Adelina, the second story in “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” is the Milan-set Anna. It’s the shortest of the three, and the camera is locked in on Mastroianni and Loren in the car most of the time, so there aren’t as many memorable shots as in the other installments. 23 more words