in about 100 words or less
For three weeks this past October, while on vacation, I enjoyed the hospitality of Italy which began with ten glorious days on the Amalfi Coast in the charming town of Atrani. Known for its picturesque towns nestled into a glorious seaside setting, the Amalfi Coast has also been home to numerous film productions, including notable features such as Roberto Rossellini’s, La Macchina Ammazzacattivi (1952); John Huston’s, Beat the Devil (1953); Pier Paolo Pasolini’s, Il Decameron (1971); Billy Wilder’s, Avanti (1972); Roman Polanski’s, Che? (1972); and Mike Barker’s, A Good Woman (2004), but to name a few.
Starting off 2015, I’ll be reviewing one Italian film per month from the Cinema Italiano 2015 calendar that I picked up in the town of Amalfi.
The films on the calendar include:
January – Divorzio all’italiana (1961)
February – Sciuscià (1946)
March – Ieri, Oggi E Domani (1963)
April – Il Gattopardo (1963)
May – Vulcano (1950)
June – Ladri di biciclette (1948)
July – Viaggio in Italia (1954)
August – Il Sorpasso (1962)
September – Per Qualche Dollaro in Più (1965)
October – Un Americano a Roma (1954)
November – Carosello Napoletano (1954)
December – La Dolce Vita (1960)
Unfortunately – no luck yet in finding all of these films.
Recently found May’s movie (Vulcano) and added it today!
Some interesting films. I, myself, spent some time in Italy, and practically got addicted to the Italian cinema. I am yet to see Shoeshine, but am so impressed by all the reviews on it.
This was a fun project – hopefully I’ll catch the three remaining films sooner or later.