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Bellocchio
Topic by: Eoliano
Posted: December 7, 2002 - 5:26 AM PST
Last Reply: December 30, 2002 - 2:50 AM PST

author topic: Bellocchio
Eoliano
post #1  on December 7, 2002 - 5:26 AM PST  
> [eoliano]
> > Perhaps one day the Castro will do a Bellochio retro, but I wouldn't hold my breath. <
>
>> much more likely to happen at the pacific film archive across the bay, maybe.

>> my mother's smile should make it to screens in the usa, though. it sounds really good. maybe that will leave a little wake of older bellocchio films as it passes through.

Ive heard good things about that film via Italy, and Ill keep an eye out for the Italian DVD, since I doubt it will get distribution here -- though Im hoping that it plays the PSIFF next month, since there are always several Italian films at the festival thanks to one of their sponsors and key selectors.

The last films I recal seeing of Belloccio are Victory March, Enrico IV and Leap Into the Void.
So it's been a while.


dpowers
post #2  on December 7, 2002 - 10:38 AM PST  
> Ive heard good things about that film via Italy ... I doubt it will get distribution here... <

it has the word "mother" in the english title. someone will pick it up, by accident, thinking it's some kind of italian almodóvar thing.

> The last films I recal seeing of Belloccio are Victory March, Enrico IV and Leap Into the Void. ... So it's been a while. <

do you know anything about him? the movies of his i want to see start with i pugni in tasca (fists in the pocket) in 1964, but his movies have sort of trickled into my list, i've never looked him up particularly.
Eoliano
post #3  on December 7, 2002 - 11:12 AM PST  
>> it has the word "mother" in the english title. someone will pick it up, by accident, thinking it's some kind of italian almodóvar thing.

Hahaha. A good point, however the content is not exactly Almodovarian, or should I say Almodovaresque?

>>> The last films I recal seeing of Belloccio are Victory March, Enrico IV and Leap Into the Void. ... So it's been a while.

>> do you know anything about him? the movies of his i want to see start with i pugni in tasca (fists in the pocket) in 1964, but his movies have sort of trickled into my list, i've never looked him up particularly.

One obvious place to look up Marco Bellocchio is The Internet Movie Data Base, which at least has a filmography.

Also, regarding My Mother's Smile, you might take a look at this short interview.

It's been so long since I first saw Fists in the Pocket, that the memory of it is mighty slim. What a shame, since I would really love to see the film again.


dpowers
post #4  on December 9, 2002 - 9:33 PM PST  
> Hahaha. A good point, however the content is not exactly Almodovarian, or should I say Almodovaresque? <

good question! umm. almodovrian sounds like there are dinosaurs. almodovarious? almodovarietal?

> regarding My Mother's Smile, you might take a look at this short interview. <

what a great little interview! i wonder how heavily that was edited down. is he really that succinct? is it a lesson for interviewers to catch their subjects after a q&a session with a crowd?

> It's been so long since I first saw Fists in the Pocket, that the memory of it is mighty slim. What a shame, since I would really love to see the film again. <

i read something a little while ago, it was crabbing about how people don't remember movies that well anymore. i find myself losing movies all the time these days, having set myself up to fail in this regard -- my goals with seeing movies is not necessarily to remember them but as an immersion class in film language. interesting to find out in a couple of years if knowing the language better has improved my visual memory.
Eoliano
post #5  on December 10, 2002 - 8:33 AM PST  
>> good question! umm. almodovrian sounds like there are dinosaurs. almodovarious? almodovarietal?

I'll stick with Almodovaresque.

Bellochio could very well have been as succinct as he is in that interview. Perche, no?

> >> It's been so long since I first saw Fists in the Pocket, that the memory of it is mighty slim.

>> i read something a little while ago, it was crabbing about how people don't remember movies that well anymore.

It's been 35 years so cut me a little slack.
Eoliano
post #6  on December 30, 2002 - 2:50 AM PST  


BTW, David, I'm going to buy tickets for Bellocchio's My Mother's Smile (L'ora di Religione)which will be at the PSIFF next month, so I will post a report.

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