Cinecitta, the huge movie studio outside Rome, is 50 years old and Fellini is interviewed by a Japanese TV crew about the films he has made there over the years as he begins production on ... See full summary »
Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. It's both a touchingly nostalgic ... See full summary »
In 1914, a luxury ship leaves Italy in order to scatter the ashes of a famous opera singer. A lovable bumbling journalist chronicles the voyage and meets the singer's many eccentric friends and admirers.
Six separate episodes: would-be suicides discuss their despair. A provincial dance hall. An investigative reporter posing as a husband-to-be. A young unwed mother. Girl-watching techniques of Italian men. A glimpse into prostitution.
Four directors tell tales of Eros fit for a 1970s Decameron. Working-class lovers, Renzo and Luciana, marry but must hide it from her employer; plus, they need a room of their own. A ... See full summary »
Three directors each adapt a Poe short story to the screen: "Toby Dammit" features a disheveled drugged and drunk English movie star who nods acceptance in the Italian press and his ... See full summary »
The Cube is a challenging and fascinating existential journey. A man is trapped in a cube and receives mysterious visitors who randomly appear and live parts of their lives in the cube with him while he is trying to frantically figure out why he is there. After watching, you'll think of it every time you are in an elevator.
I saw this movie 40 years ago and have not been able to forget it. As a junior in High School, I found it accidentally and spent the whole hour trying to figure out what I was watching and many days afterward talking about it with friends. I often wondered if I dreamed it (or had wandered into The Twilight Zone) because I never met anyone else who saw it or knew what I was talking about. It made a life-long impression on me, but until a few days ago I didn't know it really existed. Last week I read a magazine article that quoted THE CUBE, 1969. Today I discovered it was written by Jim Hensen.
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