11_H Hour Curfew Time October 10, 1977, part 4

Preliminary notes to this fourth and final part of the transcript of the Dick Cavett Show, with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, aired October 11 1977. For references to the source of this transcript please see part 1. Here it comes: the scandal. In this last section Mastroianni expresses some thoughts about the mystery and… Continue reading 11_H Hour Curfew Time October 10, 1977, part 4

11_H Hour Curfew Time October 10, 1977, part 3

Preliminary notes on this third part of the transcript of the Dick Cavett Show, with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, aired October 11 1977. For references to the source of this transcript please see part 1. Second evening In the first part of the second evening we get to know some details about a fire… Continue reading 11_H Hour Curfew Time October 10, 1977, part 3

11_H Hour Curfew Time October 10, 1977, part 2

Preliminary notes on this second part of the transcript of the Dick Cavett Show, with Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, aired October 10 1977. For references to the source of this transcript please see part 1. In this second part we empathize with MM in his struggle to find the right words for what he… Continue reading 11_H Hour Curfew Time October 10, 1977, part 2

11_H Hour Curfew Time October 10, 1977 part 1

Dick Cavett Show - Sophia Loren & Marcello Mastroianni Aired October 10 1977 A Co-Production of Daphne Productions, Inc, and WNET/13 1977 Daphne Productions, Inc. Extra material for the "A Special Day" DVD/bluray Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpG97GXycD0 ASCinema - Archivio Siciliano del Cinema Sophia Loren e Marcello Mastroianni al Dick Cavett Show (1977) - [Film Doc] ASCinema:… Continue reading 11_H Hour Curfew Time October 10, 1977 part 1

H Hour Curfew Time May 6, 1938, “Una giornata particolare”

The post-neorealist cinema of Ettore Scola. It’s May 6, 1938. We’re in Rome on the silent roofs in via Regina Margherita. The rooftop of the Policlinico Odontoiatrico George Eastman is one of two locations where Ettore Scola sets his 1977 masterpiece “Una giornata particolare”. The other one is situated within a short distance, just a… Continue reading H Hour Curfew Time May 6, 1938, “Una giornata particolare”

On the importance of vintage playboy magazines for a cultivated perception of the nude

The variety of words to describe the act of seeing is an indicator for the importance of this activity in our daily life. Watching, seeing, observing, scrutinizing, sensing, pondering, looking or even hearing, for all these activities our eyes are responsible. With the advent of photography this sense though underwent a radical change. With the… Continue reading On the importance of vintage playboy magazines for a cultivated perception of the nude

H Hour Curfew Time November 2020

The Fountain in the Village: While investigating the state of publicly accessible water we found ourselves rediscovering the beauty of fountains. It’s July and August. Summer in the northern hemisphere. Cities become hot and for some of us unlivable. The streets seem to swap their inhabitants for the occasional crowd of urban expeditioneers searching for… Continue reading H Hour Curfew Time November 2020

H Hour Curfew Time June 2020

The meaning of style in La Dolce Vita and the Triumph TR3A “Marcello, come here. Hurry up!” “Si, Sylvia, vengo anch’io. Vengo anch’io.” In these early morning hours of a rather cold March in 1959 the baroque beauty of the Fontana di Trevi is about to become conquered by Anita Ekbergs exuberant Blonde in her… Continue reading H Hour Curfew Time June 2020