Salvo Randone in I giorni contati

Elio Petri: I giorni contati

July 16, 2015 Matt Blake 1

Petri’s second film was I giorni contati (62), which again featured Salvo Randone. This time he plays Cesare, a plumber and widower who is riding home from work on the bus when it’s discovered that one of the passengers has died.

Marcello Mastroianni in The Assassin

Elio Petri: The Assassin

May 25, 2015 Matt Blake 1

After making two shorts, Nasce un campione (54) and I sette contadini (59), Petri made his full debut with The Assassin (L’assassino, 61), based on a script co-written with Tonino Guerra (with whom he would later collaborate on several films).

Christopher Roth

Christopher Roth

May 11, 2015 Matt Blake 0

Christopher Roth was the second film directed by Belgian film-maker Maxime Alexandre, who’s better known as a cinematographer on the likes of The Crazies and The Hills Have Eyes

The Solitude of Prime Numbers

Solitude of Prime Numbers, The

February 24, 2015 Matt Blake 0

Here’s an instructive film. Saverio Costanzo’s The Solitude of Prime Numbers is based on the hugely popular novel of the same name by physicist and writer Paolo Giordano.

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A.D. Project

February 14, 2015 Matt Blake 0

I always wondered what had happened to Eros Puglielli, the director of the revivalist giallo Eyes of Crystal in 2004. Well, he also made AD Project, a micro-budgeted 2006 production which was released straight to DVD

Franco Citti in Oedipus Rex

Franco Citti interview

February 12, 2015 Matt Blake 0

Here’s an interview with Italian actor Franco Citti – who is famous for his work with Pasolini but also appeared in numerous other films – that I found on the web and have translated into English

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Desperate Mission

February 5, 2015 Matt Blake 0

After a rather dull first hour, Desperate Mission evolves into something much grittier than is normally to be found within the genre.