4 October 2010 | Mozjoukine
Patchy Italian movie industry doc.
Patchy account of the woes of the Italian film industry is spaced by often unmotivated film clips. Interesting to see their film makers, with a few ring-ins like Ken Loach and Wim Wenders or to hear De Laurentis talk about the sixties as the Golden Era. Luchetti seems to make the most sense.
Unsatisfactory as history because, like all the material we see, it ignores anything before neo realism and there is a gaping hole where we should be hearing about the westerns, Hercules movies and horror films that gained unprecedented access to the international market. They emptied their trash folder.
Grainy picture quality.