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Minal Hajratwala – Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment

Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment is published by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, one of whose patrons is Carolyn Forché; Hajaratwala is also fortunate enough to have...

CAIN'S MOVIE COLLECTION

The Earth seen from the Moon

The Earth seen from the Moon is a surreal tale which is embodied in the movie The witches (1966), signed by Mauro Bolognini, Luchino...

OcchioPinocchio

Women in Skirts (1991) was a controversial but successful movie. It was the last great box office success by Nuti, even though it aroused...

MAKING MOVIES

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

The main character is Dr. Phibes, a car crash survivor whose wife tragically dies in the same terrible accident. Still alive although disfigured, he decides to cover his face with a mask and only...
Tucker The Man and his Dream

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

Big Dreamers Never Sleep In 1945 Preston Tucker, a brilliant inventor, designs an innovative and futuristic car model, destined to outclass anything produced by car companies until that moment. Helped by friends and relatives, he...

MOVIE BLENDER

BiG HeRO 6

  After his brother dies in an accident, young Hiro inherits his science project - a medical robot named Baymax with a pot belly, no...

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Cataldo Russo – Courtiers, Court Jesters and Mafia Bosses

Antonio Schifino, a worker in Italy during the seventies, frozen against his will, wakes up 10 years later in a country that has changed...

Eye of the Cat (Beware of the Buffoon – Attenti al buffone)

  Alberto Bevilacqua (1934 - 2013) was a successful novelist who lent his talents to the cinema as a screenwriter and director of a handful...

La califfa aka The Lady Caliph (1970)

La califfa (The Lady Caliph) is Alberto Bevilacqua’s first film. It is based on the director’s third book, published in 1964, a huge bestseller...

William Wall – Alice Falling

Alice cheats on her husband. Alice has sex with a much younger man, a student of philosophy who loves her quoting Kierkegaard and would...

Phish – Billy Breathes

  Writing about music is like dancing about architecture (Martin Mull)   If we give credit to the aphorism of Martin Mull (for years erroneously attributed to Frank...

Clara Arosio – Perspectives and characters in Fruttero’s and Lucentini’s crime novels

  Parallel investigation In this essay, Clara Arosio studies two books – The Sunday Woman (Harcourt Brace, 1973) and A che punto è la notte – ...

GAS

A gang of young people who go around on a bright red Mercedes kidnap a man coming out from a sex shop and take...

The Who – Tommy

  Tommy? Yes, indeed. If not the first, then certainly one of the first rock operas, and surely the greatest of them all, whose fame...

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