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Notes on “The Great War”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The 1959 “The Great War” is appropriately titled: it may be one of the great war films. Certainly it’s a thoroughly Italian one: a war film in which no one is sure who’s in charge or … Continue reading

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“A Hero of Our Times”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This 1955 work from director Mario Monicelli unspools with an ease that belies its absurd subject matter. Alberto Sordi plays Menichetti, a man so anxious to maintain his meager social standing that he just about negates … Continue reading

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