An interview with the late maestro of Commedia all’Italian, Mario Monicelli, which I found on the web and have translated into English
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.
Here’s the excellent obituary for Mario Monicelli from The Guardian, written by John Francis Lane
Mario Monicelli’s 1965 comedy Casanova 70 sneaked out onto DVD in the UK last year, and I hadn’t had the chance to check it out until now. The DVD itself is pretty rudimentary – there…