One of the greatest Comencini works, rather forgotten today. It seems that nobody have listened to Godard´s advise.
The film had me from the first shot after the credits, Cardinale gazing out a train window at a blur of trees and telephone poles.It was my first Comencini, and though I've seen quite a few since, it remains my favorite. That court scene, and the way Cardinale is presented against the rest of the people in the courtroom, really got to me. This image has been sitting in my "drafts" folder for a long, long time; I was hoping to write something about it, back when I was thinking a lot about court rooms and evidence, but decided that it was time to just let it go and let the image out by itself. It's a great image that works without commentary or context.An aside: Rustichelli's music for the film, by the way, is damn good.
I slightly prefer "L´incompreso" and perhaps "Le avventure di Pinocchio", that every Miyazaki fan must find. I recently have seen "Proibito rubare", his second feature, very good too, but less personal.I like very much "Tutti a casa", "A cavallo della tigre", "La bugiarda", "Infanzia, vocazione e prime esperienze di Giacomo Casanova" and others.
Jesus,L'incompreso is neck and neck with this one for me, but I guess I'd say that Bube wins by a nose -- in this case, Cardinale's nose. As often happens with filmmakers who belong to big generations -- Italy produced a lot of big names in the middle of the 20th century -- he's a director maudit, badly in need being discovered.For some reason, I've avoided seeing his Pinocchio film for some time. I have a copy, so I have no excuse not to watch it -- which I'll do as soon as possible.
Pretty nose.Well, I wouldn´t say (as Lourcelles) that Pinocchio is such a masterpiece but it´s a great film, his most ambitious and loved.
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