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Straniero
20-05-2006, 22:54
Hi, everybody!

I'm new here and just a novice at Italian Cinema, and wanted to post a list of movies I've seen and liked, and ask to other forum members WHO ALSO ENJOYED THESE MOVIES (or at least most of them) which OTHER stuff they also recommend me to get.

I READ IN ITALIAN WITH NO PROBLEM, JUST DON'T WRITE IT DECENTLY, so you can answer me in Italian too! (I learned Italian just by watching these movies)

Here is a list of movies I enjoyed:

* Ladri di Biciclette
* Il Postino
* Siamo tutti bene
* Il Sorpasso
* Permeteme Rocco Papaleo
* Macaroni
* La Vida e Bella
* C'eravamo tanto amati
* Pane e Ccioccolata
* Un Borghese Picolo Picolo
* Padre Padrone
* La Terra Trema
* In Nomme della Legge
* Sciuscia
* Germania Anno Zero
* La Messa e Finita
* Il Camorrista
* Pane e Tulipani
* Cinema Paradiso
* L‘ Amore Molesto
* Amarcord
* Il Piccolo Diavolo
* Metalmeccanico e parrucchiera in un turbine di sesso e di politica
* Io Non Ho Paura
* Io Ho Paura
* Felini Roma
* Milano Odia: La Polizia non puo‘ sparare
* Malèna
* Il Messia
* Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore
* Pizza Connection
* Cadaveri Eccelenti
* Dimenticare Palermo
* Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica
* Il treno di Lenin





TITLES SEEN AFTER I STARTED THE THREAD (CONSTANTLY UPDATED):

* El Alamein
* Il Cittadino si ribella
* Death in Venice
* Tutti a casa
* Io so che tu sai che io so
* Casanova (Fellini)
* Per grazia ricevuta
* Il Delitto Matteotti
* Sposi
* La visita
* Mery per sempre
* Ragazzi Fuori
* Sequestro di persona
* Il Caso Moro
* Brutti, Sporchi e Cattivi
* Detenuto in Attesa di Jiudizio
* La Famiglia
* Che Ora E
* Novecento
* Dal Sabato al Lunedi
* Professione: reporter (The passanger)
* Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti (Camorra)
* Splendor
* Respiro
* Uomini contro
* Vesna Va Veloce
* Pumaro
* Ciao, Professore!
* Rocco e i suoi fratelli
* Cristo si è fermato a Eboli
* Il Tè nel deserto
* I Cento Passi
* Romanzo di un Giovane Povero
* Nell’anno del Signore
* Gomorra
* In Nome del Popolo Italiano
* L'Uomo in Piu
* L'embalsamatore
* Mio fratello è figlio unico
* Il Mondo Nuovo
* Sacco e Vanzetti
* Solino
* Caterina va in città
* Il Bestione
* Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto
* Una Vita Tranquila
* Benvenuti al Sud
* Taureg
* La solitudine dei numeri primi
* Non ti muovere
* Socrate
* Testa o Croce (I liked only the segment:"La pecorella smarrita")
* Fantozzi
* Il Giudice Ragazzino
* La Strada
* Il Futuro
* La Stanza del Figlio
* Anime Nere
* Il Capitale Umano
* Suburra
* Something Good
* Sulla Strada di Casa
* Perez
* L'Odore Della Notte
* Romanzo di una strage
* Non essere cattivo
* Gorbaciof
* Uno per tutti
* Reality
* Youth – La giovinezza
* Salvo
* La Trattativa
* September Eleven 1683
* Habemus Papam
* La ragazza del lago
* Il gioiellino
* Mia Madre
* Mediterranea (2015)
* Miele
* Fiore



SERIE

* Serie: La Piovra (mostly I liked 1 to 5)
* Serie: Ama il tuo Nemico
* Serie: Racket
* Serie: Gomorra
* Serie: Romanzo Criminale
* Serie: Il Capo dei Capi
* Serie: Cristoforo Colombo (1968)




Thanks a lot for your sugestions!
Straniero

nemesi
20-05-2006, 23:51
Hi Straniero, that's my choice:

* Il Postino
* Maccheroni (a very good movie)
* In Nome della Legge (but you can't find the DVD yet)
* Il Camorrista (you can't miss it)
* Io Non Ho Paura
* Io Ho Paura (again: no DVD yet)
* Milano Odia: La Polizia non può sparare (ferious: check it ;))
* Pizza Connection
* Cadaveri Eccelenti
* Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica (there's the german DVD with italian audio too)

Straniero
21-05-2006, 01:08
Grazie Nemesi!

Ti prego, scusa il mio Italiano: Forza non hai capito, e visto tuti questi film, cerco altri "nel stilo"

Now in English: Thanks a lot! I was just mentioning all those films that I have ALREADY SEEN and liked, searching for new ones that someone, with similar taste, would recommend me.

Best regards,
Straniero

nemesi
21-05-2006, 08:21
Oh damn... :confused: what a fool!? :D
Sorry; here's a few titles:

I cento passi (Marco Tullio Giordana, 2000)
Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti (Lina Wertmuller, 1986)
Il giorno della civetta (Damiano Damiani, 1968)
Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto (Elio Petri, 1970)
La classe operaia va in paradido (Elio Petri, 1971)
Sacco e Vanzetti (Giuliano Montaldo, 1971)
I guappi (Pasquale Squitieri, 1974)
Il prefetto di ferro (Pasquale Squitieri, 1977)
Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (Lina Wertmuller, 1974)

If you want to know more about them, check this site out: http://www.cinematografo.it/cinematografo/s2magazine/index.jsp?idPagina=4607

Straniero
21-05-2006, 12:50
Nemesi,

Once again, thanks a lot for the recommendations (and link). Slowly I'll be checking them out as they become available to me.

Some of these titles you are sugesting in your latest list I know only by name, others are completely unknown to me.

I'm very happy to have find this site to share this passion of mine.

All the best to you and the others!
Straniero

Bmw2002
21-05-2006, 15:27
Et Voila, a miscellaneous list of Italian Movies. They, re a bit different for tipology, thematics and year of production, but i think you'll like them a lot!

You can make yourself an Idea beginning looking the classification of "Italian Genere's Film;) " given in this forum's mainpage.


Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto
l'Arma
Palermo-Milano solo andata
Velocità Massima
Radiofreccia
Vieni avanti cretino
Al Bar Dello Sport
L'Allenatore nel pallone
Per un pugno di dollari
Per qualche dollaro in più
Giù la testa
C'era una volta il West
C'era una volta in america...
l Buono, il brutto, il cattivo..
Un Sacco Bello
La Scuola
Compagni di Scuola
Sapore di Mare
I Fichissimi
Fantozzi
Il Secondo tragico Fantozzi

Straniero
22-05-2006, 00:59
Dear BMW2002,

Thanks a lot for your recommendations, actually I'm making a list at home with all the ones people from this forum are suggesting.

Oh, by the way, I think you misunderstood what I wrote (unless I didn't looked correctly), I wrote:

"GENERAL ITALIAN CINEMA" (and not "Italian Genere's Film") meaning, for example, from comedy to drama, through crimis, etc...so: ALL GENRES TOGETHER. No problem 'though...


Yes, I enjoyed "C'era una volta in America", I forgot to mention it in my list, since although is a Sergio Leone movie everything is in USA, even spoken in English, but you are right.

I'm not too much of a fan of Spaghetti Western but can live with some of it, and, of course, I've seen all the ones you mentioned.

I'm actually fond of some american Western, especially that have some moral behind it. If you are interest in knowing which ones here are some of them:

* Hombre
* High Noon
* The Searchers
* Winchester 73 (1950)
* Last Train From Gun Hill
* The Bravados
* She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
* Wagon Master

just to mention a few of the older ones. If you haven't seen any of this, please start with "Hombre" (1967).

Best regards and thanks again for your list!,

Straniero

almayer
22-05-2006, 10:40
Hi, everybody!

I'm new here and just a novice at Italian Cinema, and wanted to post a list of movies I've seen and liked, and ask to other forum members WHO ALSO ENJOYED THESE MOVIES (or at least most of them) which OTHER stuff they also recommend me to get.

Howdi Stranger! ;)
Pls find some more recommendations:

Le Conseguenze Dell'Amore
Non Ti Muovere
Romanzo Criminale
Nirvana
Amnesia

Straniero
22-05-2006, 11:13
Almayer,

Thanks a lot for the recommendations, haven't seen any of those too.

Actualy Straniero is Foreigner more than Stranger.

Best regards,

Straniero

almayer
22-05-2006, 11:47
Almayer,

Thanks a lot for the recommendations, haven't seen any of those too.

No problem, any time. You can find reviews of some of them on www.dvdbeaver.com


Actualy Straniero is Foreigner more than Stranger.

I know, but I like to use it "the old way"... ;-)

stranger Pronunciation Key (strnj)
adj. strang·er, strang·est

1. Not previously known; unfamiliar.
2. 1. Out of the ordinary; unusual or striking.
2. Differing from the normal.
3. Not of one's own or a particular locality, environment, or kind; exotic.
4. 1. Reserved in manner; distant.
2. Not comfortable or at ease; constrained.
5. Not accustomed or conditioned: She was strange to her new duties.
6. Archaic. Of, relating to, or characteristic of another place or part of the world; foreign.

Straniero
23-05-2006, 00:39
Today I've just seen: "Perché si uccide un magistrato", which in my opinion is a film with some interesting things but probably not everybody will enjoy the end. I really liked "il Commissario Zamagna" in it (anybody else?).

In any case, my edition was a "Blue Underground", which includes a 15 minutes especial with some informative comments from Damiani and Nero. It comes in English and Italian. I watched it in Italian, and don't know how is the English version.

Oh, by the way, I wanted to check out if there was already a thread about this movie in the site but wasn't sure how to search besides reading all the messages... (anyone knows?)

Best regards to all,

Straniero

almayer
23-05-2006, 10:14
In any case, my edition was a "Blue Underground", which includes a 15 minutes especial with some informative comments from Damiani and Nero. It comes in English and Italian. I watched in Italian, and don't know how is the English version.

Is the movie also in Italian & English or just the interview? How would you rate the dvd, a must buy?


Oh, by the way, I wanted to check out if there was already a thread about this movie in the site but wasn't sure how to search besides reading all the messages... (anyone knows?)

At the top left you have a search button (between New Posts & Quick Links).
And yes, there's a thread on it:

http://www.gentedirispetto.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2117&highlight=magistrato

And it already answers my question, the movie has English & Italian audio tracks. :)

Straniero
23-05-2006, 11:31
Dear Almayer,

Thank you and you are most welcome.

Yes, what I meant, when I said I watched in Italian, was that it also has English sound (and subtitles). Since you are asking me with some detail, I could tell you that the subtitles are not very occurate, but probably you can live with them...Again, I didn't checked out the English speaking version, since, as I said, I can completly understand a movie in Italian, so can't tell you about that.

I would rate the movie (in a scale of 1 to 10, being 10 the best) between 6 and 7, mainly because of the end (otherwise higher), BUT that is especially very partial from my side (can't comment further without HEAVY SPOILER), and it is very interesting what Damiani has to say about the orientation of that end in the EXTRAS.

Some scenes, like the political party discussion about how to approach the "crisis", at the very end what goes on with the press, the discussion around the idea of a movie being able to generate a real situation, etc. have good dialogs. It has also some really nice locations in Sicily.

The movie is a political thriller (politicians, mafia, crime). I would say that the movie is pretty entertaining.

Thanks for the searching tips, I will have a look, but you don't mean Google, right? (exact link for searching INSIDE the forum?)

Best regards,

Straniero

kassio82
17-06-2006, 13:12
Hi i'm kassio82, sorry for my inglish but i'm trying to improve it.
The list of movies you wrote it's not bad, i like 80% of that movies.
here some little suggestion from me:

"La Grande Guerra" Mario Monicelli
"Amici Miei I II III" Germi and Monicelli
"Il Mostro" Roberto Benigni
"Milano Calibro 9" Fernando Di Leo

They are different movies from different times "60' to 90'"

A little question: Why you asked if "anybody in this site study for movie direction?"

I'm just curious.

See you

Straniero
17-06-2006, 14:55
Dear kassio82,

Thank you for your answer and suggestions.

I've seen some of them:

"Milano Calibro 9", but I'm not a fan of this type of cinema (I know, a sacrilege in this site, hahaha).

also remember not enjoying "Il Mostro".

I must see again: "La Grande Guerra", since I saw it in the 60's and can't remember anything about it and that goes for hundreds of other movies I've seen in my childhood that I should watch again to revaluate them.

Regarding "Amici Miei I II III", I haven't seen them, 'though, probably, I've have seen ONLY the first one, but can't remember anything (same reason I was telling you before).

Again, thank you once again for the suggestions, I'm looking forward more.

ALSO: I'm VERY interested in knowing which movies belong to the 20% you DON'T LIKE.

Regarding my question: ("anybody in this site study for movie direction?")

The question is for several reasons, but mainly, just to know who is talking from a more professional point of view.

You see, if I bring it to my profesion, what the general (and "especialized") public, press, etc talks about and prefer is TOTALLY disconected to what profesionals prefer, and especially as you are a higher profesional gets much futher away than from average professional.

Interesting to say in the two other things I do (or better said: I've done) as INTENSIVE HOBBY it is pretty much the same.

In cinema I'm completly in a position of PUBLIC.

The other reason I was asking was because it would be interesting to have some insiders view about some topics, for example, the other day I was asking why in so many italian movies from the past (60-70s or before) seems to be always clowdy although it's evident that they were filmed under intense (beautiful Italian) sun. Is it the incorrect approach to light, is it the poor copy, or?

Best regards,

Straniero

johnny hamlet
02-05-2007, 00:21
Hi, everybody!

I'm new here and just a novice at Italian Cinema, and wanted to post a list of movies I've seen and liked, and ask to other forum members WHO ALSO ENJOYED THESE MOVIES (or at least most of them) which OTHER stuff they also recommend me to get.

I READ IN ITALIAN WITH NO PROBLEM, JUST DON'T WRITE IT DECENTLY, so you can answer me in Italian too! (I learned Italian just by watching these movies)

Here is a list of movies I enjoyed:

* Ladri di Biciclette
* Il Postino
* Siamo tutti bene
* Il Sorpasso
* Permeteme Rocco Papaleo
* Macaroni
* Profumo di Donna
* La Vida e Bella
* C'eravamo tanto amati
* Pane e Chocolate
* Un Borghese Picolo Picolo
* Padre Padrone
* La Terra Trema
* In Nomme della Legge
* Sciuscia
* Germania Anno Zero
* La Messa e Finita
* Il Camorrista
* Pane e Tulipani
* Cinema Paradiso
* L‘ Amore Molesto
* Amarcord
* Il Piccolo Diavolo
* Metalmeccanico e parrucchiera in un turbine di sesso e di politica
* Io Non Ho Paura
* Io Ho Paura
* Felini Roma
* Milano Odia: La Polizia non puo‘ sparare
* Malèna
* Il Messia
* Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore
* Pizza Connection
* Cadaveri Eccelenti
* Dimenticare Palermo
* Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica
* La Piovra (mostly I liked 1 to 5)
* El Alamein
* Il Cittadino si ribella
* Death in Venice
* Io so che tu sai che io so


Thanks a lot for your sugestions!
Straniero
This is an interesting list that includes various italian titles,for a suggestion I must start from these.Some title is a neorealist movie(like Ladri di biciclette,La terra trema,Sciuscià,Germania anno zero),there are other beautiful neorelistic movies like Roma città aperta,Umberto D,Paisà and Francesco giullare di Dio that I suggest strongly.
Than there is some italian comedy in the list(like Il sorpasso,Profumo di donna,Pane e cioccolata,Un borghese piccolo piccolo,Io so che tu sai che io so),I suggest other important italian comedies like I mostri,La grande guerra,L'armata brancaleone,Guardie e ladri,Tutti a casa,A cavallo della tigre,Signore e Signori,I soliti ignoti,Divorzio all'italiana,Sedotta e abbandonata,Il federale,Italian secret service,Una vita difficile,and other titles could be quoted.There are then italian crime movies (like Milano odia and Il cittadino si ribella)I suggest in this genre Milano calibro 9,La mala ordina,Il boss,La polizia incrimina,la legge assolve,La polizia chiede aiuto,La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto uccide,Roma a mano armata,La polizia è sconfitta,only some of the several interesting italian crime movies.
Therefore there is some mafia movie in the list (like Pizza connection,Confessione...,La piovra,Dimenticare Palermo),I suggest Il giorno della civetta and A ciascuno il suo,both from Sciascia novels.
Finally there are in the list movies directed by Fellini(like Roma and Amarcord),Visconti (La terra trema and Morte a Venezia),Tornatore(Nuovo cinema paradiso,Il camorrista,Stanno tutti bene,Malena),Scola(Rocco Papaleo,Maccheroni,C'eravamo tanto amati),I suggest the fellinian I vitelloni e La dolce vita,the viscontian Senso,Rocco e i suoi fratelli and Il gattopardo,Una pura formalità(my favourite movie directed by Tornatore)and Brutti,sporchi e cattivi,an extraordinary movie directed by Scola.

Straniero
05-05-2007, 02:18
List of johnny hamlet suggestions:

Roma città aperta
Umberto D
Paisà and Francesco giullare di Dio
I mostri (I liked a couple of sckethes, being my favorite: "La giornata dell'onorevole")
La grande guerra
L'armata brancaleone
Guardie e ladri
Tutti a casa (I loved this one)
A cavallo della tigre
Signore e Signori
I soliti ignoti
Divorzio all'italiana
Sedotta e abbandonata,
Il federale
Italian secret service
Una vita difficile
Milano calibro 9 (didn't enjoyed it)
La mala ordina
Il boss
La polizia incrimina, la legge assolve
La polizia chiede aiuto
La polizia accusa:il servizio segreto uccide
Roma a mano armata
La polizia è sconfitta
Il giorno della civetta
A ciascuno il suo
I vitellone (didn't enjoy it)
La dolce vita (didn't enjoy it)
Senso
Rocco e i suoi fratelli
Il gattopardo (I liked this one)
Una pura formalità (I have mixed feelings about it... An interesting and unexpected end at least)
Brutti,sporchi e cattivi.

Thanks a lot for taking the time. I will take your recommendations SERIOUSLY in consideration . Some I already seen (see coment next to them).

Today I could add also:

Casanova (Fellini)
Per grazia ricevuta
Il Delitto Matteotti
Sposi


Warm regards!

Straniero

satanetto
22-08-2007, 17:35
Hi straniero, this is my list of suggestions, based on what you liked, probably including things that you or other proposed already here.. I apologize for that, blame my short term memory.. the two numbers are my and IMDB's votes, I don't know which one is the least informative, but I could not be bothered deleting them..

Berlinguer ti voglio bene (1977) 10 7.2
Capriccio all'italiana (1968) 10 7.5
Classe operaia va in paradiso, La (1971) 10 7.8
Giornata particolare, Una (1977) 10 7.9
Ieri, oggi, domani (1963) 10 7.4
Istruttoria è chiusa: dimentichi, L' (1971) 10 7.5
Magnificat (1993) 10 6.9
Mani sulla città, Le (1963) 10 7.5
Mimì metallurgico ferito nell'onore (1972) 10 7.4
Miracolo a Milano (1951) 10 8.0
Pasolini, un delitto italiano (1995) 10 7.0
Proprietà non è più un furto, La (1973) 10 6.4
Quattro giornate di Napoli, Le (1962) 10 7.7
Sacco e Vanzetti (1971) 10 7.8
Signore e signori, buonanotte (1978) 10 5.9
Sorpasso, Il (1962) 10 8.2
Sospetto, Il (1975) 10 7.3
Streghe, Le (1967) 10 6.0
Uccellacci e uccellini (1966) 10 7.6
Vogliamo i colonnelli (1973) 10 6.8
Ad ovest di Paperino (1982) 9 7.0
Caso Mattei, Il (1972) 9 8.1
Casotto (1977) 9 5.9
Cena, La (1998) 9 6.8
Cristo si è fermato a Eboli (1979) 9 7.9
Fellini - Satyricon (1969) 9 6.7
Gatto, Il (1978) 9 6.7
Ladri di saponette (1989) 9 7.0
Mamma Roma (1962) 9 8.0
Ratataplan (1979) 9 7.2
Regalo di Natale (1986) 9 8.0
Ritorno di Cagliostro, Il (2003) 9 6.4
Salvatore Giuliano (1962) 9 7.7
Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina (1972) 9 6.9
Sorriso del grande tentatore, Il (1974) 9 5.9
Strada, La (1954) 9 8.0
Teorema (1968) 9 7.0
Teresa la ladra (1972) 9 7.6
Todo modo (1976) 9 8.3
Uomini contro (1970) 9 7.6
Achtung! Banditi! (1951) 8 6.4
All'onorevole piacciono le donne (Nonostante le apparenze... e purché la nazione non lo sappia) (1972) 8 5.7
Amore e rabbia (1969) 8 5.5
Anni ruggenti, Gli (1962) 8 7.5
Avvertimento, L' (1980) 8 6.6
Basilischi, I (1963) 8 6.8
Boccaccio '70 (1962) 8 7.1
Che c'entriamo noi con la rivoluzione? (1972) 8 5.3
Colpo gobbo all'italiana (1962) 8 5.5
Complessi, I (1965) 8 7.2
Coppie, Le (1970) 8 5.6
Così parlò Bellavista (1984) 8 7.6
Donna della domenica, La (1976) 8 6.6
Donna scimmia, La (1964) 8 7.4
Fate, Le (1966) 8 6.0
Giovanni Falcone (1993) 8 7.2
Ingorgo - Una storia impossibile, L' (1979) 8 6.3
Io uccido, tu uccidi (1965) 8
Lavorare con lentezza (2004) 8 7.0
Lettera aperta a un giornale della sera (1970) 8 7.2
Lucky Luciano (1973) 8 6.3
Marcia su Roma, La (1963) 8 7.4
Mi manda Picone (1984) 8 7.3
Milano nera (1961) 8 8.8
Minestrone, Il (1981) 8 6.5
Mortacci (1989) 8 7.1
Mostri, I (1963) 8 7.8
Mussolini: Ultimo atto (1974) 8 6.4
Ostia (1970) 8 7.3
Prefetto di ferro, Il (1977) 8 6.7
Quelle strane occasioni (1976) 8 6.1
Ricomincio da tre (1981) 8 7.8
Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963) 8 7.0
San Babila ore 20 un delitto inutile (1976) 8 7.3
Sessomatto (1973) 8 5.6
Soliti ignoti, I (1958) 8 8.1
Strelle nel fosso, Le (1979) 8 7.5

I also tried to cut crime/giallo/horror movies, even though some titles might
sound like that..
Let me know if you have specific questions about any of them,
and "buona visione"..

ciao!

Straniero
26-08-2007, 22:29
All'onorevole piacciono le donne (Nonostante le apparenze... e purché la nazione non lo sappia) (1972) 8 5.7


Dear Satanetto,

Thanks a lot for the suggestions, I'll keep them in mind.

I just wanted to comment a bit about only one of your suggestions, which I already seen but didn't include in my list: "All'onorevole piacciono le donne (Nonostante le apparenze... e purché la nazione non lo sappia)" (1972)

This movie has a great start and tells you everything politicians are (...), the same as "La Giornata dell'Onororebole" in "I Mostri". Unfortunatelly very fast, in my oppinion, becomes a silly sex comedy.

Nevertheless that begining is a real wake up alert, or remind, of what kind of world we live in, and I appreciate that a lot from the director!!


Warmest regards,

Straniero

Straniero
30-03-2008, 23:15
Just a brief message to say that I'd been updating the original list since I started the thread, adding in the original list the new view movies.

Since I started (10 months ago) I included around 20 more movies (the last ones in the list).

Thanks!

Straniero

SWAT
31-03-2008, 16:25
It seems you like sort of essai movies, some I like:

Travolti da un insolito destino nell' azzurro mare d' agosto
Pasqualino settebellezze
Amarcord
Vogliamo i colonnelli
Romanzo popolare
Amici miei (saga)
La prima notte di quiete
Regalo di natale
La rivincita di Natale
Camerieri

...enough for now :)

Straniero
06-04-2008, 06:04
It seems you like sort of essai movies, some I like:

Travolti da un insolito destino nell' azzurro mare d' agosto
Pasqualino settebellezze
Amarcord
Vogliamo i colonnelli
Romanzo popolare
Amici miei (saga)
La prima notte di quiete
Regalo di natale
La rivincita di Natale
Camerieri

...enough for now :)

Thanks a lot SWAT, I've seen some of those,

+ Travolti da un insolito destino nell' azzurro mare d' agosto
+ Pasqualino settebellezze
+ Amarcord
+ Amici miei (saga) - ONLY number 2

I'll try to check out the others as soon as they became available to me, THANKS!

"Travolti..." I enjoyed especially M. Melato and the ending.

"Pascualino...", I enjoyed mostly from this movie the unusual way of portraying Hollocaust. Also the original enviroment where Pascualino lived with his sisters, sharing the room with that kind of textil factory...

"Amarcord" is in my list.

"Amici miei", I saw a bit of number 2 only, from the begining, but at some point I stoped watching because I don't like this kind of humor, I got a deep disconfort... Has too much emphasis of laughing about the disgrace of others, or mocking others, or profiting from others...the characters are portrait like funny guys, heroes in a way, and they are hardly an example to follow. Definietely someone like that would never become "amici mie".

Thanks again!

Straniero

Frank Costello
09-06-2008, 00:03
A classic, a masterpiece, a must see: have you ever seen La Dolce Vita?
If you haven't seen it yet, it's a duty for you to find a copy and see it!
It was like a big bang for Italian cinema! A revolution!!! As 8 1/2.
A great movie is also Rocco e i suoi fratelli. I also recommend you to see Una giornata particolare and every film with Marcello Mastroianni you can find out. Watch also La prima notte di quiete and La Chiave.
Do you like spaghetti westerns and giallos? If you like 'em, I could suggest you some good films.


Post scriptum: Where are you from, Straniero?

Straniero
11-06-2008, 12:29
A classic, a masterpiece, a must see: have you ever seen La Dolce Vita?
If you haven't seen it yet, it's a duty for you to find a copy and see it!
It was like a big bang for Italian cinema! A revolution!!! As 8 1/2.
A great movie is also Rocco e i suoi fratelli. I also recommend you to see Una giornata particolare and every film with Marcello Mastroianni you can find out. Watch also La prima notte di quiete and La Chiave.
Do you like spaghetti westerns and giallos? If you like 'em, I could suggest you some good films.


Post scriptum: Where are you from, Straniero?

Dear Frank,

Of course I have seen "La Dolce Vita" but I really didn't enjoy it, same goes for "8 1/2".

"Rocco e i suoi fratelli" I haven't seen yet and is in my list of movies to see.

Regarding "La prima notte di quiete"and "La Chiave", I also haven't seen and wasn't aware of them, I would try to watch them as they become available to me, THANKS!

Regarding "Una giornata particolare", I've seen it more than 30 years ago, but I want to see it again because I don't remember anything about it any longer. I have to say that Ettore Scola is one of my favorite movie directors from Italy. Some of my favorite movies from him:

* Permeteme Rocco Papaleo
* Macaroni
* C'eravamo tanto amati
* Brutti, Sporchi e Cattivi
* Concorrenza sleale
* Che Ora E
* La Famiglia

As writer also:

* La Visita
* Il Sorpaso

I still have many to watch.


In general I don't like spaghetti westerns and giallos, but some I like. I judge each movie individualy. My problem with most of the movies of this genere is that they are like "comics" and I'm not into that.

Regarding where I live, I'm from Germany, I understand Italian with no problem (as I watch the italian movies in Italian and watch Italian TV daily), but I don't write it too well.

Oh, by the way, from time to time check again the "original" list I made because I always keep updating it every time I find a movie I like.

Best regards,

Straniero

Frank Costello
14-06-2008, 00:54
Regarding "La prima notte di quiete"and "La Chiave", I [...]wasn't aware of them,


Hmmm... it's strange!

''La prima notte di quiete'' (Indian Summer in US, Le Professeur in France, but it came out also in Germany in 1973) is a very fascinating film, directed by Valerio Zurlini, with a great Alain Delon as Daniele Dominici, an Italian teacher who's like a ''damned
'' french poet as Rimbaud or similar. He works in an high school of Rimini and he will fell in love with one of his schoolgirls... it's a great drama full of autumnal atmosphere.


''La chiave''... maybe it didn't came out in German theatres in 1983 and it doesn't exist a German DVD edition of the movie... It's so famous in Italy!
It's a masterpiece of erotic cinema directed by one of the greatest directors in movie history, Tinto Brass (famous abroad, also in Germany, for ''Caligula'' which he didn't recognize as one of his movies due to the problems and contrasts during its production) starring Stefania Sandrelli (''Divorzio all'italiana'' ''Sedotta e abbandonata'' ''C'eravamo tanto amati'') one of the most beautiful Italian actresses. A great movie, oh yes.

Do you work in movies' industry?

Have you Italian origins? It seems to me you love Italy so much. Great!

Best regards, Frank Costello.

Straniero
14-06-2008, 02:06
Dear Frank Costello,

What's strange? That I haven't seen all the italian movies available to me, hahaha.

I don't work for the movie industry, why you asked me this?

Yes, I have Italian origin but "remote", my closest italian ancestor came to my country around 1850, but nobody really kept the tradition, I'm the one in the family to "revitalize" it, so to say. It's something that grew up in me, somehow inadvertedly, in the last seven years.

And, yes, I love Italy.! Currently I'm going every summer there, and I have lots of friends here from Italy as well. As you probably know, TODAY, Germany is the country with more Italians in the world!

If you ask me I would like to retire in Italy, I'm not too far in age to do it, but too far with money to be able to make it. But who knows?

Warmest regards!

Straniero

Frank Costello
14-06-2008, 02:42
Dear Frank Costello,

What's strange? That I haven't seen all the italian movies available to me, hahaha.

I don't work for the movie industry, why you asked me this?

Yes, I have Italian origin but "remote", my closest italian ancestor came to my country around 1850, but nobody really kept the tradition, I'm the one in the family to "revitalize" it, so to say. It's something that grew up in me, somehow inadvertedly, in the last seven years.

And, yes, I love Italy.! Currently I'm going every summer there, and I have lots of friends here from Italy as well. As you probably know, TODAY, Germany is the country with more Italians in the world!

If you ask me I would like to retire in Italy, I'm not too far in age to do it, but too far with money to be able to make it. But who knows?

Warmest regards!

Straniero

I say ''It's strange'' b'cause they're famous movies!


You said:

''Regarding my question: ("anybody in this site study for movie direction?")

The question is for several reasons, but mainly, just to know who is talking from a more professional point of view.

You see, if I bring it to my profesion, what the general (and "especialized") public, press, etc talks about and prefer is TOTALLY disconected to what profesionals prefer, and especially as you are a higher profesional gets much futher away than from average professional''

It seemed to me you were working for movies' industry or something like that.

And I love Germany and its beautiful language (one of my fav'rite actors is the great Helmut Berger, even if he comes from Austria, but anyway...) expecially Berlin, but none of my relatives is german. :)

In Germany there is a culture and a great love for Spaghetti Westerns, and respect for cinema in general, also Italian.

I also like ''Schulmadchen-Report'' movies (they're not Fassbinder, Wenders or Herzog, but I like 'em): me and my friends want to call our rockband ''Schulmadchen Report''!

Anyway, it's always nice talkin' to you.

Best regards again, Frank Costello.

Straniero
14-06-2008, 13:45
Regarding the profesion, I understand why you asked me now. My oppinion is that if you can get into PROBABLY ANY profesion more or less DEEPLY you would realize it has nothing to do with the average perception people, "especialists", etc have of it. And of course you would realize newspapers, etc are like COMICS too. At least that is what I can tell you from my experience of my profession and a couple of "deep" hobbies I have.

Sorry, I don't know much about German filmakers, I know more about American and Latin American films.

But, please, let me recommend you a little German Movie that is not included in the directors you mentioned: "Halbe Treppe" (in USA "Grill Point").

My favorite Herzog, of the ones I've seen, is: "Stroszek" (1977), not so much for the visual but the story. From visual point, my favorites are: "Cobra Verde" and "Fitzcarraldo".


Which instrument do you play?

Best regards!

Straniero

Frank Costello
14-06-2008, 14:36
I answered you privately with rep!


Have you ever seen a Pasolini movie? If not, I recommend you to see Teorema, Accattone, Uccellacci e Uccellini, Il Decameron, I Racconti di Canterbury, Il fiore delle mille e una notte (the last 3 films are the most famous in its production all over the world- and they're so fun!). And if you have ''a stomach made of iron'', see Salò.

But if you want to relax and have some fun, see ''Jetzt treibt sie's auch noch mit dem Pauker'' (La liceale seduce i professori which means ''The schoolgirl seduces her teachers'') starring Gloria Guida (Italian blonde sex-goddess!) Lino Banfi, Alvaro Vitali... it's great fun!

"Halbe Treppe" (in USA "Grill Point"). In Italy it's called ''Catastrofi d'amore'', I'll see it soon! It's similar to a movie I loved so much: Lost in translation. (for IMDb...)
Thanks and Ciao!

Straniero
14-06-2008, 18:36
Gloria G. was famous when I was a teenager, but I never saw any of those movies. The doctor said I could get blind and grew up hair in my hand...

I've seen some Passolini movies, 'though I didn't enjoyed his cinema too much. Of the ones I've seen (just a couple) I prefear "Mamma Roma".

"Lost in Translation" is not at all like "Halbe Treppe", personally I prefear the German Movie (way more). Halbe Treppe has a freshnes that is not easy to find in American or EVEN Italian film making, it's closer to Spanish film making with German morals (I can say anything, anyway I'm not in the Cinema industrie, so, what do I know...? hahaha). I think as one grows older and watch the movie again it might have even a deeper meaning, may be not 'though...

From Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) try, if you haven't yet, "The Virgin Suicides", I liked that one.

Best,

Straniero

Straniero
06-12-2009, 02:15
Please, check out my new additions IN THE FIRST POST (as usual).

Best,

Straniero
P.S.: No spaguetti westerns and horror movies please...:D

quidtum
11-12-2009, 17:04
My suggestions (there're some spaghetti westerns whose greatness makes them achieve a classy status since they deal with substancial values imho)

Keoma [Enzo G.Castellari 1976]
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Keoma

Quel maledetto treno blindato [Enzo G.Castellari 1978]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076584/

Il grande silenzio [Sergio Corbucci 1968]
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Grande_silenzio%2C_Il

La resa dei conti [Sergio Sollima 1966]
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Resa_dei_conti%2C_La

Faccia a faccia [Sergio Sollima 1967]
http://www.spaghetti-western.net/index.php/Faccia_a_faccia

Banditi a Milano [Carlo Lizzani 1968]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062707/

Città violenta [Sergio Sollima 1970]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065555/

La decima vittima [Elio Petri 1965]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059095/

Giornata nera per l'ariete [Luigi Bazzoni 1971]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067134/
This one has magnificent visuals thanks to Vittorio Storaro

Gente di rispetto [Luigi Zampa 1975]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072123/

Tony Arzenta [Duccio Tessari 1973]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069013/

Col cuore in gola [Tinto Brass 1967]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061493/

Straniero
14-12-2009, 02:39
Thanks, yet haven't seen any of these...

Best,

Straniero

quidtum
16-02-2010, 20:09
La voglia matta (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056665)

I dolci inganni (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053780)

Il posto (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055320)

L'arcidiavolo (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060123/)

Il giardino delle delizie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061706/)

Straniero
17-02-2010, 01:51
Thanks a lot!!!

Straniero

Straniero
26-08-2011, 02:46
This thread has been pretty quiet for Italians for such a long time, hahaha!

Best to all!

Straniero

Straniero
18-08-2012, 17:06
UP!

You might like to have a look to my updated list (look to the first post, always updated), 'though I haven't seen many italian films I liked lately...

Best to all!


Straniero

almayer
27-08-2012, 13:26
Dear Straniero, other suggestions:

La Vita Agra
Sissignore
L'armata Brancaleone
La solitudine dei numeri primi
La vita facile
Nessuno mi può giudicare
La ragazza con la pistola
20 sigarette
La bellezza del somaro
La banda dei Babbi Natale
Un giorno perfetto
La donna della mia vita
Mi fido di te

quidtum
27-08-2012, 14:00
Other movies

A ciascuno il suo

La più bella serata della mia vita

L'alibi

Addio fratello crudele

Il conformista

La calda vita

La ragazza con la valigia

mister.steed
27-08-2012, 14:06
two recent movies:
- Gorbaciof (http://www.gentedirispetto.com/forum/showthread.php?23897-GORBACIOf-Stefano-Incerti&highlight=gorbaciof)
- Into Paradiso (http://www.gentedirispetto.com/forum/showthread.php?26155-Into-Paradiso-Paola-Randi-2010&highlight=into+paradiso)

Straniero
31-08-2012, 21:17
Thanks for keeping coming with more titles, (very) slowly I'm checking almost all of them.

If you look the last of the list you can see which ones I liked enough LATELY to include in the list.

Best,

Straniero