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Roman Polanski e “Per favore non mordermi sul collo”

The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck (shortened to The Fearless Vampire Killers; originally titled Dance of the Vampires – Per favore non mordermi sul collo) is a 1967 comedy horror film directed and written by Roman Polanski, co-starring Polanski with future wife Sharon Tate. Transylvania. Mid-19th Century. Old Professor Abronsius, and his…

il cinema anglo-americano negli anni 1960 e 70.

Valentino by Ken Russell From the mid 1960s on, not only American film directors produced in Britain, also a number of distinguished (notevoli) European directors followed their examples. These included Roman Polanski (1933 – ) Repulsion (1964) and Cul-de-Sac (1966- ), Francois Truffaut (1932 – 1984) Fahrenheit 451 (1966), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007) Blow-Up (1966) and Jean-Luc Godard(1930 – ) One…

oggi accadde

“Nel momento in cui si dichiara che certe  idee sono immuni da critica, satira , derisione o biasimo la libertà di pensiero diventa impossibile.”  Salman Rushdie was born on 19th June, 1947 in Bombay, India, but he was educated in England.  Before becoming an author, he worked in television and in advertising (pubblicità). He got fame (divenne famoso) with his fourth…

Barry Lyndon – il film

Barry Lyndonstarring Marisa Berenson and Ryan O’Neal Barry Lyindon was a British- American film written and produced by Stanley Kubrick in 1975, taken from the novel  by W. M. Thakeray,  The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1856). The novel  was probably an autobiography of an Irish adventurer, Barry Redmond, soldier in the British and Prussian armies during the Seven Years War…

il Dott. Stranamore

French poster Spanish poster  Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) is a satire of  the  scare (paura) directed, produced,  nd co-written by Stanley Kubrick starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott. The film is freely (liberamente) based on Peter George’s Cold War thriller novel Red Alert (also known as Two Hours to Doom). The…

Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999)

Born in New York (1928), because of his poor results at school, Stanley Kubrick was introduced by his father  to chess (scacchi). Kubrick soon became a skilled player (abile giocatore).  His father also introduced little Stanley to the cinema giving him a camera for his thirteenth birthday: Kubrick became an avid photographer, and at the age of seventeen was offered…

Robin e Marian – ultimo capitolo

Robin and Marian is a 1976 movie directed by Richard Lester and written by James Goldman, based on the legend of Robin Hood. Robin Hood – already quite aged (già avanti con l’età) – is still fighting (sta ancora combattendo) for Richard the Lion-Heart (Riccardo Cuor di Leone) in France. Richard orders him to attack a castle where he thinks there…

The Servant – Il servo di J. Losey

The servant (1963) – directed and produced by Joseph Losey –  is about Tony, a wealthy young Londoner. He employs Hugo Barrett (interpreted by Dirk Bogard) as his manservant. Initially, they get on well (vanno d’accordo), maintaining their social roles (mantenedo i loro ruoli). The relationship begins to change when Tony’s girlfriend Susan starts being suspicious of Barrett and to…

Joseph Losey

Joseph Losey (1909- 1984) belonged to (apparteneva a) an important American family and was educated at Harvard, beginning as a student of medicine and ending in drama.  He got fame (divenne famoso) as a stage director in New York political theatre, with the like Sinclair Lewis’s  Jayhawke , then he spent some months in the Soviet union  to study the Russian…

il cinema anglo-americano degli anni ’60

In the sixties a number of American filmmakers worked in Britain including Fred Zinneman (1907 – 1997), Sidney Lumet (1924 – 2011), Stanley Donen (1924-) and John Huston (1906–1987). Joseph Losey (1909–1984) came to Britainin the fifties as a refugee from the communist witch-hunts in Hollywood. He started a working relationship with the playwright Harold Pinter (1930-2008) and their partnership…