Saturday, March 17, 2012

She loves Italian movies

She loves Italian movies, and I don't. That is, I don't like contemporary Italian movies. The "she" in question is the blogger over at "I love Italian movies," who started said blog to fight the perception (which I share) that today's Italian film industry is sucky. Both the Koreans and the Danes put out much better movies. Do you realize that Denmark is less than one-tenth the size of Italy? Why can't the Italians put out a movie about the Resistance, which they blather about ad nauseam, like Madsen's Flame and Citron?

But if you want to delve into the newer Italian movies, if you really must, this is the place to go. She has a sincere passion for this stuff, and even if you don't, you should be watching the occasional Italian movie if you want to improve your Italian and get an inkling into contemporary Italy without moving there. The blog also has info on availability.

Check it out.

(in the photo, Gianni De Gregorio in his Mid-August lunch, which was cute but no masterpiece)