Mario Monicelli was a grand master director of Italian cinema especially commedia all’italiana( Italian Style Comedy). Only a genius such as Monicelli could make two different films such as “Big Deal on Madonna Street”(1958) and “Parenti Serpenti”(1992). Watching “Big Deal on Madonna Street”, the viewers can’t stop laughing especially with the funny and talented Marcello Mastroianni playing one of the main roles. On the other hand, watching the powerful, harsh, shocking, deep and illusion free “Parenti Serpenti” makes the viewers shocked for a long time. This shows the uniquely artistic ability of Monicelli.
There is one barely noticed shame in the film industry that some producers change the content of the adopted novels, even some famous classics, and turn it to a good feeling and happy ending film! It is definitely an insult to the writers of the novel, to the culture itself and to the intellect of the viewers. It just creates illusions and delusions and a sense of deviation from reality. Mario Monicelli had a great respect for the viewers by avoiding the illusion of “happy endings”.
Citizen Kane is an American movie written, directed and produced by the talented Orson Welles. Welles also plays the role of the main character: Charles Foster Kane in 1941. The most interesting and striking part of the film is when Kane holding a snow globe mentions his last word: “Rosebud” and then passes away. This creates a mystery throughout the film and the viewers are in suspense to find out about the meaning of the “Rosebud”. At the last scene of the movie, the viewers see a sled that was given to him by his mother and on which Kane as a child was playing at the time he was taken from his home. On the top of the sled, the trade name is visible and the word is “Rosebud”. It is a fantastic movie to watch especially because the role of Kane was played artistically by Orson Welles. This film can be watched again and again and is one of the lasting masterpieces of the film industry.
Le Clan des Siciliens
The Sicilian Clan is a 1969 French-Italian film that is based on the novel by Auguste Le Breton. It is a fantastic and somehow unique movie because of its actors, director and music composer. It was directed by Henri Verneuil who was a very competent director. The music score was composed by the uniquely talented Italian Ennio Morricone. And the main roles in the movie were played by three exceptionally talented and likable French actors: Jean Gabin, Lino Ventura and Alain Delon. It is a rare film to cast these three together in a film. That is why it is a huge successful movie and it is one of the exceptionally interesting films that you can watch hundreds of time and each time to discover a new aspect and enjoy it.
The director, composer and two main actors all passed away, only talented Alain Delon is alive and recently he has been encountering many problems with his greedy and sly partner who used to steal from him (fortunately he got rid of her) and his ungrateful and idiot sons: the talentless actors who whenever they can, make fools of themselves. But fortunately and luckily Alain Delon has a unique daughter, Anouchka, the apple of his eye. She takes care of him with compassion, competence and dedication. Well done Anouchka!
An Cailín Ciúin
This film was the main motivation for creating this page by CTR.
An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) is 2022 Irish film written and directed by Colm Bairéad. It is based on a 2010 short story by Claire Keegan called: Foster. Catherine Clinch is the main character in the movie and playing the role of Cáit. The film is in Irish language. It has won many awards and has broken the Box Office records for an Irish Language Film.
It is a sublime, delicate, deep and human film. It is one of the best movies produced in the decades! Colm Bairéad has proved that he is a wonderful screen writer and director. All the scenes are delicates, appropriate and meaningful. That is a rare quality for a film. The viewers who don’t know the Irish language, are able to watch the film ,even without subtitle, and still appreciate and impressed by the humanity of the movie. Catherine Clinch who plays the role of the small school girl, the main character, plays so impressively that melt the hearts of the viewers.
It is one of the rare film that respect the viewers intellect and the human dignity in general. This film was the main motivation for creating this page by CTR. It is too good to be missed watching it. Listening to the Irish language is very pleasant to the ears too. There are many talented people in the Irish film industry: among them are the talented Cillian Murphy, Caitriona Mary Balfe, and of course the child actor, Jude Hill.
Watching this movie is recommended to the viewers who are careful about what to watch and enjoy true films played and directed by the Real Stars, NOT the fake and cheap ones. This movie will have a considerable impact on them and refine their taste for the better. Once again a huge Bravo and hearty clapping for the director: Colm Bairéad. Well done!