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Tre Passi Nel Delirio (1968)

In Film on May 5, 2005 at 5:27 am

Tre Passi Nel Delirio (1968)

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Terrance Stamp (looking circa 1985 but it’s really the 60s).

Also known as ‘Histoires Extraordinaire‘ or ‘Spirits of the Dead‘ in US. This Italian+French production consisted of 3 seperate stories by 3 different directors and casts. All stories were adapted from Edgar Allen Poe. Starring bunch of good looking and cool people from the 60s: Jane Fonda, Alain Delon, Brigitte Bardot and Terrance Stamp. The first two have the standard awkward paced B horror movie vibe. But the third one directed by Fellini is way above the league in terms of style, pacing and visions.

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Amarcord (1973)

In Film on January 6, 2005 at 7:56 am

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Fellini‘s whimsical recollection of his youth in a little sea-side town during the days of Italy’s Fascism in 30s. There’s not much of a story, just different episodic accounts of the colorful town folks’ simple lives and their fantasies. Their lives are weaved by ritualistic highlights: the flower that blew all over town indicating the end of winter, bonfire party to welcome spring, boat-greeting to passing-by giant ship, the Fascist Parade, etc. Fellini got a flamboyant style that’s just so beautiful like poetry, and this film is not that bizarre nor pretentious (by his standard ^^;;). The camera works and scenery are just pure pleasure to look at. The first thing I noticed are the soundtrack by Nino Rota, I LOVE the theme music. The music got a festive parade sound that sound very fitting.

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I’m Not Scared (2003)

In Film on November 15, 2004 at 6:48 pm

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I’m Not Scared is an emotional and powerful thriller/drama from Italy about moral, choice, betrayal and courage, I love it very much. It’s a classic coming-of-age and loss of innocent story about a boy being forced into make a difficult moral choice and decision too early for his age.

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Cinema Paradiso – Director’s Cut (1989)

In Film on October 20, 2004 at 6:40 am

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I never saw the original version of this 80s Italian film by Giuseppe Tornatore, and how I regret!!! I should have watched the original version instead of the Director’s Cut. The director’s cut is said to have extra 50 minutes footage, turns out they are 50 minutes worth of EVERYTHING that I don’t like, the altered the emotions and relationships of what it could have been. 😦 I could imagine I would have given the original version 5 stars without all those problematic parts.

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