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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

Nocturnal Animals

Susan (Amy Adams) is an unhappy gallery owner, imprisoned in the apparent perfection of an upper middle class life. When she returns home after yet another disappointing opening, she finds a parcel...

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...

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...

THOSE AMAZING RECORDS!

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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...

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...

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...

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 – ...

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...
Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking

Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking

Los Angeles, 1987. The Sunset Strip shimmers, swarms to a hybrid beat of pop, metal and glam fashion. Harley Davidsons, fishnet stockings, studs, black...

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