In 1996, Marcello Mastroianni talks about life as an actor. It's an anecdotal and philosophical memoir, moving from topic to topic, fully conscious of a man ^Óof a certain age^Ô looking ... See full summary »
In 1996, Marcello Mastroianni talks about life as an actor. It's an anecdotal and philosophical memoir, moving from topic to topic, fully conscious of a man ^Óof a certain age^Ô looking back. He tells stories about Fellini and De Sica's direction, of using irony in performances, of constantly working (an actor tries to find himself in characters). He's diffident about prizes, celebrates Rome and Paris, salutes Naples and its people. He answers the question, why make bad films; recalls his father and grandfather, carpenters, his mother, deaf in her old age, and his brother, a film editor; he's modest about his looks. In repose, time's swift passage holds Mastroianni inward gaze. Written by
This is a fantastic documentary for anyone really interested in the cinema. It is very long so it is really for the committed cinephile and true fan of Marcello Mastroanni. He was already 72 when he recorded this but that only gives the film even more credibility. He has great humility and is very candid. I have always admired this man both as an actor and as a person. His warmth is such that you can imagine yourself having an espresso with him and listen to him talk. And can he talk. You can see that he truly enjoys his profession and takes it very seriously indeed. He talks with the same easy manner that he acts.He makes it all look and sound so easy. Bravo Marcellino wherever you are.
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