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MONDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2016 : “BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET” (1958) directed by MARIO MONICELLI with VITTORIO GASSMAN, MARCELLO MASTROIANNI, CLAUDIA CARDINALE

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A break-through Italian film directed by Mario Monicelli featuring some of the hottest actors at the time : Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori, Claudia Cardinale and Toto…Celebrated as one of the great comedies of those times…

The film is also notable for its breezy jazz score by the composer Piero Umiliani, who helped develop the style of the jazz soundtracks now considered characteristic of European films in the 1960s and 1970s.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19th, 2013*** BOCACCIO 70*** directed by : Federico Fellini, Vittorio de Sica, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti

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THE TOP FOUR ITALIAN DIRECTORS OF THE 1960’S CREATE A TECHNICOLOR PASTICHE ENTITLED “BOCACCIO 70” WITH SOME OF THE MOST INTRIGUING FILM STARS OF EUROPEAN CINEMA…sounds like a “meringue a quatre” to be seen and discussed by a bunch of well intentioned cinematikeros with a sharp eye and good sense of humor…