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1. Blood and Black Lace (Mario Bava, 1964) - 8/10 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058567/
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This is one-quarter my challenge
1. Journey to Italy (1954) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046511/
2. La Notte (1961) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054130/
3. The Church (1989) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094860/

I'll say it. I just hate religious horror films from religious countries.
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4. Germania anno zero - Germany Year Zero (Roberto Rossellini, 1948) 7.5/10
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5. La Stanza del Figlio - The Son's Room (Nanni Moretti, 2001) 7/10
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10. Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo (1965, Pasolini) 8/10
11. A ciascuno il suo (We Still Kill the Old Way, 1967, Petri) 7/10
12.a) La presa di Roma (20 settembre 1870) (The Capture of Roma, 1905, Alberini) 5/10 - 6'
12.b) La caduta di Troia (The Fall of Troy, 1911, Pastrone/Borgnetto) 6/10 - 28'
12.c) Gente del Po (People of the Po Valley, 1947, Antonioni) 6/10 - 11'
12.d) Sette canne, un vestito (Seven Reeds, One Suit; 1948, Antonioni) 6/10 - 10'
12.e) N.U. (Sanitation Department, 1948, Antonioni) 6/10 - 11'
12.f) Lo sguardo di Michelangelo (Michelangelo Eye to Eye, 2004, Antonioni) 6/10 - 15' => 81'
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1. La signora di tutti (Everybody's Woman, 1934, Ophüls) 6/10
2. Il caimano (The Caiman, 2006, Moretti) 5/10
3. Mia madre (2015, Moretti) 6/10
4. I basilischi (The Basilisks, 1963, Wertmüller) 7/10
5. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963; Rossellini, Godard, Pasolini, Gregoretti) 7/10
6. Lazzaro felice (Happy as Lazzaro, 2018, Rohrwacher) 6/10
7. Riso amaro (Bitter Rice, 1949, De Santis) 7/10
8. I clowns (The Clowns, 1970, Fellini) 5/10
9. Hanno cambiato faccia (They Have Changed Their Face, 1971, Farina) 6/10
10. Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo (1965, Pasolini) 8/10
11. A ciascuno il suo (We Still Kill the Old Way, 1967, Petri) 7/10
12.a) La presa di Roma (20 settembre 1870) (The Capture of Roma, 1905, Alberini) 5/10 - 6'
12.b) La caduta di Troia (The Fall of Troy, 1911, Pastrone/Borgnetto) 6/10 - 28'
12.c) Gente del Po (People of the Po Valley, 1947, Antonioni) 6/10 - 11'
12.d) Sette canne, un vestito (Seven Reeds, One Suit; 1948, Antonioni) 6/10 - 10'
12.e) N.U. (Sanitation Department, 1948, Antonioni) 6/10 - 11'
12.f) Lo sguardo di Michelangelo (Michelangelo Eye to Eye, 2004, Antonioni) 6/10 - 15'
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The Italian Job
1. Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)
2. The Perfume of The Lady In Black (1974)
3. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
4. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
5. A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
6. Death Rides a Horse (1967)
7. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
8. The Life Ahead (2020)
9. The Possessed (1965) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059116/

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This mysterious movie has been compared to Last Year at Marienbad and it is stylistically similar beyond a blurry memories angle. There are many great creeping shots as well as some divine flashbacks with washed out blacks and whites that accentuate just how ingrained his memories are. And yet, this is a film that gets less interesting as it progresses. It initially feels like a Don't Look Now tale, only to become a slightly less enticing/exciting murder mystery.
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15. The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971) - 6/10
16. The Church (1989) - 4/10
17. The House of Smiles (1991) - 4/10

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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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The Italian Job
1. Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)
2. The Perfume of The Lady In Black (1974)
3. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
4. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
5. A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
6. Death Rides a Horse (1967)
7. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
8. The Life Ahead (2020)
9. The Possessed (1965)
10. Day of Anger (1967)

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Lee Van Cleef shines here as a gunfighter with an axe to grind, and while the film brushes over how he was wronged in the past, his revenge scenes are intense, especially a bank withdrawal and a signing of a contract in a liquor-covered saloon. With so little back-story, we never really know if his vengeance is truly overboard, but it is certainly heavily implied. Most striking either way is the dark humour here as Van Cleef keeps teaching a pupil various "lessons".
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1. Vendo cara la pelle [I'll Sell My Skin Dearly] (1968. Ettore Maria Fizzarotti) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215321/: 5.5 - Mediocre spaghetti western. The hero's name is Shane, so one guess which classic Western this partly resembles. ;)

2. Napoli si ribella [A Man Called Magnum] (1977, Michele Massimo Tarantini) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0188082/: 6.0

3. Giulietta degli spiriti [Juliet of the Spirits] (1965, Federico Fellini) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059229/: 7.5 - It's the humanity of Masina's character plus her acting that gives this extravaganza nonsense a emotional grounding. Think it rightfully can be seen as the female counterpart of 8 1/2 in that regard. Great score by Rota and fabolous colorfull cinematography.
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4. Centochiodi (Ermanno Olmi, 2007, :imdb: ) 7
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This is one-quarter my challenge
4. Fists in the Pocket (1965) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059619/

This was interesting and weird. A sociopathic guy tries to remove barriers in his family - in any way possible. Very dark, but interesting concept.
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5. Before the Revolution (1964) * 112 min.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056371/

The influence of the French New Wave, especially Godard, was apparent from the beginning, so it threw me when the ending seemed more inspired by Visconti, but after some thought it makes sense. Adriana Asti was wonderful.
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1. Salvatore Giuliano (1962) * 123 min.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055399/
2. Crypt of the Vampire (1964) 84 min.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057280/[
3. Story of a Love Affair (1950) * 98 min.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042355/
4. Beyond the Darkness (1979) * 94 min.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078916//spoiler]

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13. L'amore (1948, Rossellini) 7/10
14. Il ladro di bambini (The Stolen Children, 1992, Amelio) 7/10
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1. La signora di tutti (Everybody's Woman, 1934, Ophüls) 6/10
2. Il caimano (The Caiman, 2006, Moretti) 5/10
3. Mia madre (2015, Moretti) 6/10
4. I basilischi (The Basilisks, 1963, Wertmüller) 7/10
5. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963; Rossellini, Godard, Pasolini, Gregoretti) 7/10
6. Lazzaro felice (Happy as Lazzaro, 2018, Rohrwacher) 6/10
7. Riso amaro (Bitter Rice, 1949, De Santis) 7/10
8. I clowns (The Clowns, 1970, Fellini) 5/10
9. Hanno cambiato faccia (They Have Changed Their Face, 1971, Farina) 6/10
10. Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo (1965, Pasolini) 8/10
11. A ciascuno il suo (We Still Kill the Old Way, 1967, Petri) 7/10
12.a) La presa di Roma (20 settembre 1870) (The Capture of Roma, 1905, Alberini) 5/10 - 6'
12.b) La caduta di Troia (The Fall of Troy, 1911, Pastrone/Borgnetto) 6/10 - 28'
12.c) Gente del Po (People of the Po Valley, 1947, Antonioni) 6/10 - 11'
12.d) Sette canne, un vestito (Seven Reeds, One Suit; 1948, Antonioni) 6/10 - 10'
12.e) N.U. (Sanitation Department, 1948, Antonioni) 6/10 - 11'
12.f) Lo sguardo di Michelangelo (Michelangelo Eye to Eye, 2004, Antonioni) 6/10 - 15'
13. L'amore (1948, Rossellini) 7/10
14. Il ladro di bambini (The Stolen Children, 1992, Amelio) 7/10
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The Italian Job
1. Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)
2. The Perfume of The Lady In Black (1974)
3. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
4. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
5. A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
6. Death Rides a Horse (1967)
7. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
8. The Life Ahead (2020)
9. The Possessed (1965)
10. Day of Anger (1967)
11. Requiescant (1967) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063500/

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Although the protagonist's pacific leanings are a little different, he is a bit of a dullard as played by Lou Castel here. By comparison, Mark Damon is simply electric as the chief antagonist and while his old-age makeup makes him seem more dressed for Halloween than twice his actual age (see above), the look suits him well. There are some nifty bits and pieces like a pivotal bell chime near the end and a backwards horse ride, but this film is all Mark Damon.
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1. Operazione paura (1966) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060794/
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4. Prova d'orchestra [Orchestra Rehearsal] (1978, Federico Fellini) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079759/: 6.5 - This Fellini about a fictional tv-documentary filming a orchestra rehearsal is one of Fellini most overtly political films, it's also more restraint compared to other films he was making by the end of the 70s. But it never really can rise above the feeling of being a minor inbetween tv-movie in his oeuvre. It's nice for completists but far from essential.
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1. Vendo cara la pelle [I'll Sell My Skin Dearly] (1968. Ettore Maria Fizzarotti) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0215321/: 5.5
2. Napoli si ribella [A Man Called Magnum] (1977, Michele Massimo Tarantini) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0188082/: 6.0
3. Giulietta degli spiriti [Juliet of the Spirits] (1965, Federico Fellini) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059229/: 7.5
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18. The Perfume of the Lady in Black (1974) - 7/10
19. Violent Summer (1959) - 8/10

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17. Il mio West a.k.a. Gunslinger's Revenge (Giovanni Veronesi, 1998)

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18. La regina delle Amazzoni a.k.a. Colossus and the Amazon Queen (Vittorio Sala, 1960)

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19. Lycanthropus a.k.a. Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (Paolo Heusch, 1961)

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20. Una vita violenta a.k.a. A Violent Life ( Paolo Heusch/Brunello Rondi, 1962)

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21. Mondo Cane 2 (Gualtiero Jacopetti/Franco Prosperi, 1963)

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22. Ursus, il terrore dei kirghisi a.k.a. Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (Ruggero Deodato/ Antonio Margheriti, 1964)

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23. 5 tombe per un medium a.k.a. Terror Creatures from the Grave ( Massimo Pupillo, 1965)

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24. Svegliati e uccidi a.k.a. Wake Up and Kill (Carlo Lizzani, 1966)

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25. L'occhio selvaggio a.k.a. The Wild Eye (Paolo Cavara, 1967)

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26. Il dolce corpo di Deborah a.k.a. The Sweet Body of Deborah (Romolo Guerrieri, 1968)

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27. Orgasmo (Umberto Lenzi, 1969)
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1. The Lickerish Quartet (Radley Metzger, 1970) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065981/
2. The Devil's Nightmare (Jean Brismée, 1971) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067592/
3. Il coltello di ghiaccio a.k.a. Knife of Ice (Umberto Lenzi, 1972) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068394/
4. Il consigliori a.k.a. The Counselor (Alberto De Martino, 1973) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069916/
5. La mano che nutre la morte a.k.a. The Hand That Feeds The Dead (Sergio Garrone, 1974) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070368/
6. La polizia brancola nel buio a.k.a. The Police Are Blundering in the Dark (Helia Colombo, 1975) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073554/
7. E tanta paura a.k.a. Plot of Fear (Paolo Cavara, 1976) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074451/
8. La polizia è sconfitta a.k.a. Stunt Squad (Domenico Paolella, 1977) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078336/
9. Enigma rosso a.k.a. Red Rings of Fear (Alberto Negrin, 1978) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077505/
10. Malabimba (Andrea Bianchi, 1979) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079512/
11. Non aprite quella porta 3 a.k.a. Night Killer (Claudio Fragrasso, 1990) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401696/
12. La carne a.k.a. The Flesh (Marco Ferreri, 1991) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101548/
13. Al calar della sera a.k.a. Submission of a Woman (Alessandro Lucidi, 1992) Image
14. L'uomo che guarda a.k.a. The Voyeur (Tinto Brass, 1994) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111573/
15. La regina degli uomini pesce a.k.a. The Fishmen and Their Queen (Sergio Martino, 1995) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327733/
16. M.D.C. - Maschera di cera a.k.a. Wax Mask (Sergio Stivaletti, 1997) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119588/
17. Il mio West a.k.a. Gunslinger's Revenge (Giovanni Veronesi, 1998)
18. La regina delle Amazzoni a.k.a. Colossus and the Amazon Queen (Vittorio Sala, 1960)
19. Lycanthropus a.k.a. Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (Paolo Heusch, 1961)
20. Una vita violenta a.k.a. A Violent Life ( Paolo Heusch/Brunello Rondi, 1962)
21. Mondo Cane 2 (Gualtiero Jacopetti/Franco Prosperi, 1963)
22. Ursus, il terrore dei kirghisi a.k.a. Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (Ruggero Deodato/ Antonio Margheriti, 1964)
23. 5 tombe per un medium a.k.a. Terror Creatures from the Grave ( Massimo Pupillo, 1965)
24. Svegliati e uccidi a.k.a. Wake Up and Kill (Carlo Lizzani, 1966)
25. L'occhio selvaggio a.k.a. The Wild Eye (Paolo Cavara, 1967)
26. Il dolce corpo di Deborah a.k.a. The Sweet Body of Deborah (Romolo Guerrieri, 1968)
27. Orgasmo (Umberto Lenzi, 1969)
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04. La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (1998) - Italy

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01. Non si sevizia un paperino (1972) - Italy
02. Una lucertola con la pelle di donna (1971) - Italy
03. The Isle (2004) + .303 (2009) + Daqqet ix-Xita (2010) + La petite fille de la mer (2011) + Rokna (2012) + Deep Sleep (2014) + Sħab: To My Little Turtle (2015) + Ir-Raġel tal-Klieb (2018) - Malta
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4. The Grand Duel-1972: 8/10
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5. Keoma-1976: 9/10
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1. A White Dress for Mariale-1972: 8/10
2. City of the Living Dead-1980: 9/10
3. The House by the Cemetery-1981: 9/10
4. The Grand Duel-1972: 8/10
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15. Caccia tragica (The Tragic Hunt, 1947, De Santis) 6/10
16. Cannibal ferox (1981, Lenzi) 4/10
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1. La signora di tutti (Everybody's Woman, 1934, Ophüls) 6/10
2. Il caimano (The Caiman, 2006, Moretti) 5/10
3. Mia madre (2015, Moretti) 6/10
4. I basilischi (The Basilisks, 1963, Wertmüller) 7/10
5. Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963; Rossellini, Godard, Pasolini, Gregoretti) 7/10
6. Lazzaro felice (Happy as Lazzaro, 2018, Rohrwacher) 6/10
7. Riso amaro (Bitter Rice, 1949, De Santis) 7/10
8. I clowns (The Clowns, 1970, Fellini) 5/10
9. Hanno cambiato faccia (They Have Changed Their Face, 1971, Farina) 6/10
10. Sopralluoghi in Palestina per il vangelo secondo Matteo (1965, Pasolini) 8/10
11. A ciascuno il suo (We Still Kill the Old Way, 1967, Petri) 7/10
12.a) La presa di Roma (20 settembre 1870) (The Capture of Roma, 1905, Alberini) 5/10 - 6'
12.b) La caduta di Troia (The Fall of Troy, 1911, Pastrone/Borgnetto) 6/10 - 28'
12.c) Gente del Po (People of the Po Valley, 1947, Antonioni) 6/10 - 11'
12.d) Sette canne, un vestito (Seven Reeds, One Suit; 1948, Antonioni) 6/10 - 10'
12.e) N.U. (Sanitation Department, 1948, Antonioni) 6/10 - 11'
12.f) Lo sguardo di Michelangelo (Michelangelo Eye to Eye, 2004, Antonioni) 6/10 - 15'
13. L'amore (1948, Rossellini) 7/10
14. Il ladro di bambini (The Stolen Children, 1992, Amelio) 7/10
15. Caccia tragica (The Tragic Hunt, 1947, De Santis) 6/10
16. Cannibal ferox (1981, Lenzi) 4/10
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6. Il Grido (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957) 6/10
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3. Variety Lights (Lattuada & Fellini, 1950). Not bad, has elements that would later become characteristic for Fellini, but it doesn't really feel like the arrival of a spectacular talent either. Clearly he grew. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042692/

4. Rome 11:00 (de Santis, 1952). This almost feels like an exploitation movie, but I think it manages to remain in the "movie with a social message" genre. The opening and closing score is really apt and somewhat disturbing. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045098/

5. Achtung! Banditi! (Lizzani, 1951). This was better than I expected. It's a war drama about Italian "partisans" fighting the fascists and Germans in Italy during WWII. I thought it was going to be some cheap production, but it has a decent script and some good action. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043261/

Veni, vidi - vinci?
1. The Possessed (La Donna del Lago) (Bazzo, 1965). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059116/
2. An Ideal Place to Kill (aka. Oasis of Fear)(Un posto ideale per uccidere) (Lenzi, 1971). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067602/
3. Variety Lights (Lattuada & Fellini, 1950). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042692/
4. Rome 11:00 (de Santis, 1952). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045098/
5. Achting! Banditi! (Lizzani, 1951). https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043261/
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The Italian Job
1. Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)
2. The Perfume of The Lady In Black (1974)
3. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
4. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
5. A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
6. Death Rides a Horse (1967)
7. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
8. The Life Ahead (2020)
9. The Possessed (1965)
10. Day of Anger (1967)
11. Requiescant (1967)
12. Dorian Gray (1970) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065656/

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Two and a half decades after the classic Hollywood version and made with laxer regulations, this take pumps up the sex and nudity, but not really for the better. Gray's main vice seems to be using his young body to seduce others and the film is a slog to get through at times with him doing such limited things with his youthfulness. Bits and pieces certainly work though (Berger's claim that the painting "is part of me now"; his sudden obsession with staying young).
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3. La maschera del demonio 1960 — a.k.a. Black Sunday 7/10
Decent horror movie with cool b&w visuals

4. Senso 1954 7/10
More related to The Leopard than to the Visconti movies I love. Classical, costumes, period drama, whatever. It's quite good at that but it's not the type of movie that I regularly fall in love with.

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1. Caro diario 1993 — a.k.a. Dear Diary 7/10
2. Strategia del ragno 1970 — a.k.a. The Spider's Stratagem 7-/10
3. La maschera del demonio 1960 — a.k.a. Black Sunday 7/10
4. Senso 1954 7/10
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The Italian Job
1. Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)
2. The Perfume of The Lady In Black (1974)
3. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
4. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
5. A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
6. Death Rides a Horse (1967)
7. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
8. The Life Ahead (2020)
9. The Possessed (1965)
10. Day of Anger (1967)
11. Requiescant (1967)
12. Dorian Gray (1970)
13. Wax Mask (1997) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119588/

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While the premise is not exactly new or original, this is incredibly stylish with lots of lurid and accentuated colours (especially in a kooky lab) and some simply crazy special effects as faces melt, whole hands are entirely twisted off and as robotic hands rip out human hearts. The film also goes all Terminator at the end with its effects in the best possible way. The non-straightforward narrative works more often than not too. Great recommendation, flavo.

14. 12 + 1 (1969) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065361/

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Yet another big screen version of Ilya Ilf and Yevgeni Petrov's Twelve Chairs, this actually predates the best-known versions by Mel Brooks and Leonid Gaidai. Despite coming earlier though, this does little to distinguish itself. Vittorio Gassman certainly tries his best in a role that has him scurrying about half-undressed, but the film a lot less funny than the Gaidai version, and does really not do anything different with the story either, unlike the Cuban take.
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20. The Stendhal Syndrome (1996) - 4/10
21. Our Lady of the Turks (1968) - 6/10

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sol wrote: June 9th, 2021, 3:01 pm
The Italian Job
1. Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)
2. The Perfume of The Lady In Black (1974)
3. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
4. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
5. A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
6. Death Rides a Horse (1967)
7. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
8. The Life Ahead (2020)
9. The Possessed (1965)
10. Day of Anger (1967)
11. Requiescant (1967)
12. Dorian Gray (1970)
13. Wax Mask (1997) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119588/

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While the premise is not exactly new or original, this is incredibly stylish with lots of lurid and accentuated colours (especially in a kooky lab) and some simply crazy special effects as faces melt, whole hands are entirely twisted off and as robotic hands rip out human hearts. The film also goes all Terminator at the end with its effects in the best possible way. The non-straightforward narrative works more often than not too. Great recommendation, flavo.
Yea, I didn't want to mention the Terminator part of it since it felt a little like a spoiler, although they do have it on the cover of the theatrical poster so :shrug:
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sol wrote: June 9th, 2021, 3:01 pm 14. 12 + 1 (1969) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065361/
Missed opportunity there. (u)
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7-12. Suburra: Blood on Rome season 1 (Netflix, 2017) 8/10 ... 21 minutes carried over
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flavo5000 wrote: June 9th, 2021, 4:07 pm
sol wrote: June 9th, 2021, 3:01 pm13. Wax Mask (1997) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119588/

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While the premise is not exactly new or original, this is incredibly stylish with lots of lurid and accentuated colours (especially in a kooky lab) and some simply crazy special effects as faces melt, whole hands are entirely twisted off and as robotic hands rip out human hearts. The film also goes all Terminator at the end with its effects in the best possible way. The non-straightforward narrative works more often than not too. Great recommendation, flavo.
Yea, I didn't want to mention the Terminator part of it since it felt a little like a spoiler, although they do have it on the cover of the theatrical poster so :shrug:
I don't think it's a spoiler since I didn't mention how it resembles Terminator :think: plus half of the Letterboxd reviews mention it anyway. :P Great recommendation though; never even heard of it before you mentioned it. Added to my 500<400 ballot. :thumbsup:
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sol wrote: June 9th, 2021, 3:01 pm 14. 12 + 1 (1969) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065361/
Missed opportunity there. (u)
I know, I know! <_< I couldn't decide whether to make it my 12th or 13th viewing, so I ended up settling on neither instead. Didn't really expect anyone to pick me up on it though. I mean, I'm not *that* well-known for my coincidental movie viewings... am I? :unsure:
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The Italian Job
1. Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971)
2. The Perfume of The Lady In Black (1974)
3. The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
4. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)
5. A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)
6. Death Rides a Horse (1967)
7. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)
8. The Life Ahead (2020)
9. The Possessed (1965)
10. Day of Anger (1967)
11. Requiescant (1967)
12. Dorian Gray (1970)
13. Wax Mask (1997)
14. 12 + 1 (1969)
15. Chino (1973) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069833/

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This is an odd little film with little in the way of conflict until the final half-hour. Bronson and a rancher's sister fall in love far soon after meeting and experiencing initial friction. Bronson also all-too-quickly becomes a caring surrogate father to a runaway boy. If never especially exciting, the lack of conflict does at least give way to a lot of horse action with several well-trained animals in the mix, and there is something Bronson action near the end.
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(Screenshots from 'Immacolata e Concetta, l'altra gelosia' & 'Elettra'),

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9. Immacolata e Concetta, l'altra gelosia (Immacolata and Concetta: The Other Jealousy, Salvatore Piscicelli, 1980) 9/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128265/reference
10. Nessuno è perfetto (Nobody's Perfect, Pasquale Festa Campanile, 1981) 6.5/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0182338/reference
11. Elettra (Tonino De Bernardi, 1987) 8/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0207447/reference
12. Splendor (Ettore Scola, 1989) 8/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096160/reference

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1. Una stagione all'inferno (A Season in Hell, Nelo Risi, 1971) 8/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208483/reference
2. Storia di una monaca di clausura (Story of a Cloistered Nun, Domenico Paolella, 1973) 7.5/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070738/reference
3. Lucrezia giovane (Young Lucrezia, Luciano Ercoli, 1974) 7/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071783/reference
4. Caro papà (Dear Father, Dino Risi, 1979) 8/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078942/reference
5. Magnificat (Pupi Avati, 1993) 8.5/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107485/reference
6. Libera (Pappi Corsicato, 1993) 8/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107402/reference
7. Pianese Nunzio, 14 anni a maggio (Sacred Silence, Antonio Capuano, 1996) 7.5/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117336/reference
8. A ridosso dei ruderi, i Trionfi (Triumph and Ruins, Franco Brocani, 1997) 8/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2002594/reference
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22. Happy as Lazzaro (2018) - 6/10
23. Everybody Go Home! (1960) - 6/10

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05. Quella villa accanto al cimitero (1981) - Italy
06. Cannibal ferox (1981) - Italy
07. Lo squartatore di New York (1982) - Italy
08. Mondo cane (1962) - Italy

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01. Non si sevizia un paperino (1972) - Italy
02. Una lucertola con la pelle di donna (1971) - Italy
03. The Isle (2004) + .303 (2009) + Daqqet ix-Xita (2010) + La petite fille de la mer (2011) + Rokna (2012) + Deep Sleep (2014) + Sħab: To My Little Turtle (2015) + Ir-Raġel tal-Klieb (2018) - Malta
04. La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano (1998) - Italy
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2. La notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961) - 9/10 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054130/
3. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Mario Bava, 1963) - 8/10 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057443/
4. Black Sabbath (Mario Bava, 1963) - 7/10 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057603/
5. A Pistol for Ringo (Duccio Tessari, 1965) - 7/10 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059601/

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1. Blood and Black Lace (Mario Bava, 1964) - 8/10 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058567/
2. La notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961) - 9/10 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054130/
3. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Mario Bava, 1963) - 8/10 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057443/
4. Black Sabbath (Mario Bava, 1963) - 7/10 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057603/
5. A Pistol for Ringo (Duccio Tessari, 1965) - 7/10 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059601/
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