The film Savage Messiah (1972) by Ken Russell  was a flop  on release (quando fu lanciato), and the sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, the protagonist,  is neglected (dimenticato).  However it is one of the films which explains at best the cultural and ideological atmosphere of the period before and during the firstContinua

Hugo is a 2011  historical adventure  film directed by Martin Scorzese and based on Brian Selznick’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret. 1930s. Paris.  Hugo  is an orphan boy who lives  in the walls of Montparnasse railway station in Paris. He learned to fix clocks (sistenare gli orologi) and otherContinua

Shutter Island is a psychological thriller directed and produced by Martin Scorsese, based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. Main actors:  Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley. 1954. Two U.S. Marshals (agenti), Edward “Teddy” Daniels and Chuck Aule go to Ashecliffe Hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island,  Boston Harbor.Continua

 His grandparents were Sicilian.  They  migrated to the U.S.A. and settled in  New York City’s Little Italy. He attended (frequentò)  cinemas more than sports fields because of his asthma (asma), and showed  a great passion for painting and comic strip drawing (disegnare vignette). Martin hoped to become either (o) aContinua

American Graffiti is a 1973 film co-produced by George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola and directed by George Lucas. It portrays (ritrae) the rock and roll cultures popular among the post–World War II baby boom generation (1960s) and is  told in a series of vignettes, about a group of teenagersContinua

Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker was born on June 26, 1892, in West Virginia in Presbyterian missionaries, living in China. At the age of  three months, she was taken back to China, where she spent most of the first forty years of her life. During the Boxer Uprising (1900) the family  evacuatedContinua

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 wifeContinua