27 July 2004 | otherRic
A wonderful example of Italian cinema
The Girl and the General has a special place in my heart - I saw this late one night when I was about 10 years old when cable TV was brand new and they were desperate for programming. Lucky for me. This was my first real exposure to the wonderful explosion of realism in Italian cinema from the '60's.
The movie does a wonderful job of depicting war as something that happens during peoples' lives, not vice versa. Rather than the defining element of the time, its another element in of life, where people fear, and hope, and struggle.
Wonderfully acted, good cinematography (as long as you remember that this is realism), and decent editing. Full of humor and pathos.