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"IN CHE SENSO?" - FAVOURITE FILMS DIRECTED BY CARLO VERDONE

by Umberto L.
"IN CHE SENSO?" - FAVOURITE FILMS DIRECTED BY CARLO VERDONE by Umberto L.
Introduced to the élitist world of the Italian Cinema by his father – the renowned film critic Mario Verdone -, connected with people like Vittorio De Sica’s son, Christian, and other very popular family friends (notably Federico Fellini and Alberto Sordi), supervised in his early works by Sergio Leone, often helped on the musical side by the maestro Ennio Morricone, the Roman comedian Carlo Verdone rapidly rised to the general attention, in the early 1980s, as a competent film-director, outstanding performer and skilled dramatist, often capable of adding a little touch of tragic depth to his comedies. Personally I tend to prefer his early… Read more

Introduced to the élitist world of the Italian Cinema by his father – the renowned film critic Mario Verdone -, connected with people like Vittorio De Sica’s son, Christian, and other very popular family friends (notably Federico Fellini and Alberto Sordi), supervised in his early works by Sergio Leone, often helped on the musical side by the maestro Ennio Morricone, the Roman comedian Carlo Verdone rapidly rised to the general attention, in the early 1980s, as a competent film-director, outstanding performer and skilled dramatist, often capable of adding a little touch of tragic depth to his comedies.

Personally I tend to prefer his early films, because they are the ones in which the comedic and the tragic factor are better-balanced, and since his ability to distribute such components progressively decreased during his career (alas!).

Above: ‘Bianco, Rosso e Verdone’ (1981).
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