Elio Petri, with Ursula Andress on the set of The Tenth Victim

Elio Petri: Investigation of a Filmmaker Above Suspicion

May 18, 2015 Matt Blake 0

For some reason, Elio Petri is a filmmaker who seems to have slipped off the cultural (and counter-cultural) radar. To the art-house crowd, Italian cinema is composed of the giants – Rossellini, Visconti, Bertolucci, Pasolini – with very little else getting a worthwhile look in.

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Bitter Rice

March 26, 2014 Matt Blake 0

Giuseppe De Santis’s 1949 classic Bitter Rice holds up amazingly well today, better than most of the neo-realist classics of its time, partially because of its cinematic prowess.