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  • How, When, and with Whom

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  • At the Edge of the City

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  • Maddalena... zero in condotta

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  • MΓ€dchen in Uniform

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  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Breakfast at Tiffany's

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    I just finished cleaning two beautiful red cinema seats from then- East Germany that now found their way into my living room. What better way to inaugurate them than watching this technicolor dream from the Golden era of Hollywood? I also took the opportunity to add this gorgeous drawn German poster to TMDb. I'd like to have that on my wall but unfortunately it goes for way too much money.

    The opening sequence might be one of my favorites ever.…

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  • How, When, and with Whom

    How, When, and with Whom

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    A. Pietrangeli #12 | V. Zurlini #2 --- The final film of the director (Antonio Pietrangeli tragically died during the making of this) is quite the change of pace. Like his contribution to the anthology le fate, Come, quando, perchΓ© it deals with the rich and noble instead of the working or middle class. It's a story about adultery and the sexual awaking of a woman. Yet, the film opens and comes back to the husband's childhood memories. These flashbacks…

  • At the Edge of the City

    At the Edge of the City

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    C. Lizzani #3 --- Neorealism clashes with courtroom drama. It doesn't necessarily sound like a good time but it works rather well. Center of the film is a story about a lawyer that has to defend a guy from the "slums" that is accused of murdering a pregnant woman. In the end, it's a moral tale about treating people equally, no matter what their social background might be. The director went on to direct il gobbo di Roma later on which I consider a little masterpiece.

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  • Dark Glasses

    Dark Glasses

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    D. Argento #20 --- Going into Occhiali neri I was optimistic. I figured it would be at least better than his last two movies because it didn't have the troubled production of those. Thankfully I got exactly what I hoped for: a totally absurd story with nasty gore and a lot of fun to be had. I had the pleasure to watch it on its world premiere with the Maestro himself introducing it. Some cast members (including Asia and the…

  • The Howl

    The Howl

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    I'm the chief head of all the loonies, and inside the asylum I dominate!

    A surreal, nonsensical, and vulgar road movie through London and Italian landscapes. Tinto's editing style and dynamic camera keep the image in constant movement. It almost makes you dizzy. Scenes are intercut with each other. Real executions interrupt the fictional shenanigans. So does Hitler's speech. Everything clashes. A whirlwind of emotions. It's horrifying. It's funny. Tinto wanted to capture the spirit of that time (student protests,…