last week we saw the original italian film from 1974, directed by Dino Risi and interpreted by Vittorio Gassman…let’s see what Hollywood, Martin Brest and Pacino did in the 90’s with this…?? politically incorrect character ???…
It sort of started with Dalton Trumbo who wrote last weeks film “Roman Holiday” when he was still blacklisted in Hollywood and could not write screenplays under his own name and he had to use some other writer as a “front.” This week film ” The front” is directed by Martin Ritt with a story written by Walter Bernstein and features one of those rare appearances by Woody Allen as an actor, interpreting a certain character in a role of a film from another director…hmmm…i’m curious about what he brings to the character and also there is a super interesting supporting cast featuring; Zero Mostel, Herschel Bernardi, Andrea Marcovici and Michael Murphy…
Paris, 1920s. Marguerite Dumont is a wealthy woman, lover of the music and the opera. She loves to sing for her friends, although she’s not a good singer. Both her friends and her husband have kept her fantasy. The problem begins when she decides to perform in front of a real audience.
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Tagged Hugh Grant, Meryl Streep, STEPHEN FREARS
When an English writer finds he has a small inheritance on a Greek island, his joyless existence is disturbed when he meets Zorba, a middle aged Greek with a real lust for life. As he discovers the all the pleasures of Greece, the Englishman finds his view on life changing.
VINCENT WANTS TO SEA, (aka VINCENT WILL MEER), German poster art, from left: Karoline Herfurth, Florian David Fitz, 2010. ©Corinth Films
A German movie about a young guy with tourette’s, a woman with anorexia and a man with compulsion neurosis. With the beautiful alps in the background they together embark on an adventure and experience life , love and friendship. The film received great feedback and is very popular in Germany. Directed by Ralf Huettner, screenplay by Florian David Fitz who plays the main character “Vincent” himself. With Karoline Herfurth, Heino Ferch and Johannes Allmayer.
“The story, the actors, the locations, the music…are breathtaking and every single shot is a piece of art itself. I laughed and I cried and I would watch it over and over again. Don’t miss out on this beautiful adventure of Paolo Sorrentino.” – the review of Maren, the german intern