As the echoes of the oscar prizes aren’t fading away yet, I decided it could be worth to pool a gallery of picts of Italian movies that have a sort of showbiz dimension, the ones produced with the international audience in mind:
directed by the brit Michael Radford, based on a novel by the Chilean Antonio Skármeta, featuring Massimo Troisi, one of the greatest Italian actors of the last decades, and Philippe Noiret.
A poetic movie about poetry, that makes it universal.
The movie was 5 times nominated for the Oscar prize,
including best movie, but that was the year of Bravehearth.
italo-french production. the Oscar prize winner Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo) produces and directs one of the few Italian Science Fiction movies. It is the Matrix before the Matrix… in the cast Emmanuelle Seigner and
the Oscar prize winner Giuseppe Tornatore (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso), very Italian atmposphere, maybe too much of a stereotype, but greatly assembled (Music, Photography, Screenplay, etc.) featuring
Actually, M. Bellucci may have become
appealing to the movie international star system from this movie on.
a very strong Italian piece, but with
Very good movie,very sad, very good soundtrack.
a completely American film Directed by Gabriele Muccino
(remember this name for next chapters),
featuring the fresh prince
Oscar prize Paolo Sorrentino directs
again from G. Salvatores, this time the cast is completely not Italian,
the script is form a Russian novel writer
and the acting is all in English, guest start
written and directed by G. Tornatore, starring
(Shine, Shakspeare in love, and, ehm, the Pirates of the Carribean)