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The art of making your establishing shots - read: driving around at medium speed through the city - oddly compelling.  The start of a film that runs parallel its '76 classmate, Rosi's Cadaveri Eccelenti, but with more blond-mustached men punching brown-mustached men as a moral corrective and with perhaps an even better sense of how to make didactic political cinema.  The city where I will live.

4 comments:

Giovanni Tiso said...

See also episode one of Moretti's Caro Diario.

socialism and/or barbarism said...

Sicuro. Been on a real kick of these recently. Weirdly, the standout was probably the late di Leo film Vacanze per un massacro. It's a negation-obsessed variation on a Teorema theme, albeit with Joe Dallesandro. Not at all the kind of film it is supposed to be.

Giovanni Tiso said...

I wish I was far more cultured about those old poliziotteschi. I did however do a gleeful triple take when Tomas Milian resurfaced two decades later as the general in Traffic.

socialism and/or barbarism said...

He's an amazing one. But my money is on Maurizio Merli, my new style icon and combat tutor.