R | | Comedy, Drama
A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town.
The first movie ever released on home video in the "letterbox" format (on an RCA SelectaVision CED videodisc, January, 1984), preceding the letterbox laserdisc release of Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979) by eight months.
Aurelio Biondi, Titta's Father: When the puffballs come, cold winter's almost gone.
When the carriage is hidden behind the farmhouse, its position in relation to the shadow changes between shots. As it is driven behind the building, it is in shadow; when next shown it is out of the shadow.
An exclusive digital restoration of the film was done by Criterion in 1995 for their laserdisc. The disc contains a before-and-after demonstration of the restoration process and has the option of either the original Italian soundtrack or the English-dubbed soundtrack.
Italian, Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
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