Photos of Posters Movies Sorgi, the author, long before Edda Ciano and the Communist, in the late 40's,
wrote another book that is a love story born out of his love of the Aeolian Islands.
In "Volcano Lovers", In Volcano Lovers, Sorgi highlights the love triangle
among the director Roberto Rossellini, with the fabulous actor Anna Magnani,
the main character and his girlfriend at that time, and the young and beautiful
Ingrid Bergman, whom the director fell in love with during the filming of the movie,
"Stromboli, terra di Dio". When Magnani and Rossellini broke up,
Roberto soon left the production to enjoy Ingrid's company. At that point,
the Sicilian producers Prince Francesco Alliata and his partner Pietro Moncada
di Paterno', hired a new director, the German William Dieterle. Magnani stayed on
as the female protagonist alongside the famous Italian actor Rossano Brazzi. The title
of the movie was changed to "Vulcano" and the set was moved on the closer island, Volcano.
Il Postino, The Postman 1994 , directed by Michael Radford
Photos of the Poster Movie, Troisi, Pablo Neruda (Philippe Noiret) the famous Chilean poet and communist, is exiled
to a small island in Sicily for political reasons. His wife accompanies him. On the island,
local Mario Ruoppolo (Massimo Troisi) is dissatisfied with being a fisherman
like his father. Mario looks for other work and is hired as a temporary postman
with Neruda as his only customer. To get the job, he must declare himself a
communist to keep the postmaster happy. He uses his bicycle to hand deliver Neruda's mail.
Though poorly educated, the postman eventually befriends Neruda and becomes further
influenced by Neruda's political views and poetry.
Meanwhile, Mario falls in love with a beautiful young lady,
Beatrice Russo (Maria Grazia Cucinotta) , who works in her aunt's village cafe. He is shy with her,
but he enlists Neruda's help.
Mario constantly asks Neruda if particular metaphors he uses are suitable for his poems.
Mario is able to better communicate with Beatrice and express his love through poetry.
Despite the aunt's strong disapproval of Mario, because of his sensual poetry
(which turns out to be largely stolen from Neruda), Beatrice responds favorably.
The two are married. The priest refuses to allow Mario to have Neruda as his best man,
due to politics; however, this is soon resolved. This was because Di Cosimo was
the politician in office in the area with the Christian Democrats.
At the wedding, Neruda receives the welcome news that there is no longer a
Chilean warrant for his arrest, so he returns to Chile.
Mario writes a letter but never gets any reply. Several months later he receives
a letter from Neruda. However to his dismay it is actually from his secretary,
asking Mario to send Neruda's old belongings back to Chile. While there Mario
comes upon an old phonograph and listens to the song he first heard when he met Neruda.
Moved by this he makes recordings of all the beautiful sounds on the island onto a cassette including
the heartbeat of his soon-to-be-born child. We wont reveal the end so you can watch it and enjoy it is a real masterpiece!
At the 68th Academy Awards (1995), Il Postino: The Postman received five nominations and one Academy Award.
The film's score, composed by Luis Enríquez Bacalov, won the Academy Award for Best Music (Original Dramatic Score) and (as well as a BAFTA Award).
The film was also nominated for: Best Picture; Best Director (Michael Radford); Best Actor in a Leading Role (Massimo Troisi); and Best Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published).
In the categories for Best Actor and Best Writing, Massimo Troisi received posthumous nominations. Bravissimo Massimo sei stato e rimarrai sempre un grande!!!
"From The Godfather to Roberto Benigni"
The Ionian coast of Sicily has served as an outdoor set for many movies such as
"Intrigo in Taormina" with Ugo Tognazzi and Walter Chiari (1960), "Il Piccolo Diavolo"
with Italian actor and Academy Award winner Roberto Benigni and the American Walter
Matthau (1988), "Le grand bleu" by Luc Besson, starring Jean Reno (1988) and of course
The Godfather (Part III) by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Al Pacino (1990).
But we're sure that until now not so many people know that Coppola chosen two other and
unknown locations, few miles north of Taormina, to shoot amazing and unforgettable scenes :
Forza D'Agrò and Savoca, two beautiful Medioeval little towns on the top of the hills between
the Peloritani Mountains facing Calabria and the Ionian Coast of Sicily. These are the
locations where, in the movie, Michael Corleone (the young Al Pacino) in Godfather II,
leaves New York to go and hide him self, goes hunting and finds love and gets married
with a beautiful Sicilian girl daughter of a local mafia boss.
Look around you and admire landscapes, streets and views; some places will seem familiar
to you, reminiscent of a movie scene, such as: the "Bar Vitelli", that kept the same name,
still exists and shows all Godfather memorabilia and signed pictures by the movie stars on
the walls. Wonders and surprises are waiting for you, the ancient church, the beautiful
Sicilian Baroque country villa, where the couple had the wedding party - the passing Sicilian
cart, souvenir shops and delicious ice creams, it's all in the movies!
Crialese was born in Rome in 1965. Even if he has directed
only three films, including Golden
Door, winner of the Silver
Lion in Venice in 2006, he is already considered
in Italy and abroad one of the most successful new talent
of Italian cinema. In 1991 he moved to New York where he graduated
at the Department of Cinema of Tish
School of the Arts at New
York University, the most prestigious faculty of cinema
and theatre in the United States. After directing several
shorts, including Heartless (1994), winning a special
mention at Capalbio Cinema, he starts off with feature
film in 1997 with Once We Were Strangers. With
this first work Crialese participates in 1998 (the first Italian
in the history of the event) at Robert Redford’s Sundance
Film Festival. The
work that makes him known to the audience and the critics is Respiro (Breath), which in 2002 win the award
as best film at the Week of the Critics in Cannes. In 2006
comes out Nuovomondo (Golden Door) shown at 63th
Film Festival in Venice where it wins the
Silver Lion. Moreover, it is chosen to represent Italy at the Academy
Award Ceremony for best foreign film presented by
Martin Scorsese that, as the producer Fabrizio Mosca
this film he saw again the story of himself and his family so
he wanted to be there in New York to present it", and then,
it come to Robert De Niro’s Tribeca
Film Festival. The
story takes place in Sicily in the early twentieth century, where
the peasant Salvatore Mancuso decided to sell everything to go
to the USA. He barters his domestic animals for shoes and clothes,
and gathered the children and the elderly mother, the house-holder
gets everybody aboard a ship headed for New York.
"What I discovered in Ellis Island, and it is one of the reasons why I
wanted to make the film, is that it was the first laboratory in the history
of humanity where there was the presumption of studying and measuring intelligence."
English version by VanVakys VRC consulting Emanuele Crialese è nato a Roma
nel 1965. Con soli tre film all’attivo, tra cui Nuovomondo,
vincitore del Leone
d’Argento nel 2006 a Venezia, è già considerato
in Italia e all’estero uno dei più affermati nuovi
talenti del cinema italiano. Nel 1991 si trasferisce a New York
dove si laurea nel 1995 presso il Dipartimento di Cinema della Tish School of the Arts alla
New York University, la facoltà di
cinematografia e teatro più prestigiosa degli Stati Uniti.
Dopo aver girato diversi corti, tra cui Heartless (1994),
vincendo una menzione speciale a Capalbio Cinema, esordisce
nel lungometraggio nel 1997 con Once We Were Strangers.
Con questo primo lavoro Crialese partecipa nel 1998 (primo italiano
nella storia della kermesse) al Sundance Film Festival di
Robert Redford. L’opera
che lo fa conoscere al pubblico e alla critica è Respiro,
che nel 2002 vince il premio come miglior film alla Settimana
della Critica a Cannes. Nel 2006 esce Nuovomondo che è presentato
alla 63-esima Mostra
di Venezia dove vince il Leone d’Argento, che è scelto
per rappresentare l'Italia nella corsa all'Oscar per il miglior film
straniero presentato da Martin Scorsese che, come sottolinea
il produttore Fabrizio Mosca, "ha rivisto in questo film
la storia della sua famiglia e ci ha tenuto a essere lì a
New York per presentarlo", e che approda al Tribeca
Film Festival di Robert De Niro. La storia si svolge in Sicilia, agli
inizi del ventesimo secolo, dove il contadino Salvatore Mancuso
decide di vendere ogni cosa per recarsi negli Usa. Scambiati
gli animali di casa con scarpe e vestiti, radunati i figli e
l'anziana genitrice, il capofamiglia fa imbarcare tutti su di
una nave diretta a New York.
"Quello che ho scoperto ad Ellis Island, ed è uno dei motivi per
cui ho voluto fare il film, è che è stato il primo laboratorio
nella storia dell'umanità in cui c'era la presunzione di studiare e
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