"If I had to pick a film that's had the most impact on me, it would be Vittoria De Sica's "Bicycle Thieves", shot in black and white in post-war Rome, it's wonderfully evocative of the potency of public spaces in our cities.
Bruno still breaks my heart xxxx Until the filmmakers are dead, until neorealism is less an inspiration than a memory--"The Bicycle Thief" escapes from its critics and becomes, once again, a story. It is happiest that way.
JANUARY The premiere of "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," more commonly known as "Dr. Strangelove," directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, is held in the United States.
August 30, 2014: 13 Assassins - Takashi Miike, 2011: Expert samurai with vengeance in their hearts and an agile jungle-dweller take on the army of a Caligula-esque future shogun: what's not to love? Every fight scene is a masterpiece in cinematography and choreography. Favorite scene: the nearly hour-long battle scene in a booby-trapped village. Killer film-making.