Tag Archive: Claudia Cardinale

Jul 07 2016

Episode 73 – 8 1/2

8 1/2We are sad to say goodbye to Jena as a regular co-host and movie non-expert but that means we will have rotating cast of non-experts instead!  This episode, Tonya Wershow from our sister podcast, A Reel Education: Noir, joins us for Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2.  The movie is surreal and collapses in on itself like a black hole and it is all pretty brilliant.  At least we thought so.  We also thought the cinematography was lush and amazing.  Definitely worth a viewing although it will probably take more than one to see everything that is going on.

Our next movie will be The Lion in Winter!

8½ (1963)
8½ poster Rating: 8.1/10 (96,265 votes)
Director: Federico Fellini
Writer: Federico Fellini (story), Ennio Flaiano (story), Federico Fellini (screenplay), Tullio Pinelli (screenplay), Ennio Flaiano (screenplay), Brunello Rondi (screenplay)
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée, Sandra Milo
Runtime: 138 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Drama
Released: 25 Jun 1963
Plot: A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

May 15 2016

Episode 70 – Fitzcarraldo

FitzcarraldoWe continue down the Werner Herzog rabbit hole this week to watch Fitzcarraldo!  A movie that was years in the making, this is one of those films where the story of the making of the movie is possibly more interesting than the film itself.  Don’t let that statement fool you, though, the movie is a spectacular journey into the Amazon jungle and one man’s madness.  Or, if you include Werner Herzog, possibly two men.  If you want to move a boat over a mountain, sometimes you have to make a movie.

Our next film will keep us in the jungle as we watch Tarzan the Ape Man!

Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Fitzcarraldo poster Rating: 8.1/10 (26,319 votes)
Director: Werner Herzog
Writer: Werner Herzog
Stars: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, José Lewgoy, Miguel Ángel Fuentes
Runtime: 158 min
Rated: PG
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Released: 10 Oct 1982
Plot: The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of a jungle.