Tag: 1950

  • #30: Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950)

    #30: Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini, 1950)

    Ingrid Bergman experiences the land of God in Roberto Rossellini’s 1950 film.

  • #24: Domenica d’agosto (Luciano Emmer, 1950)

    #24: Domenica d’agosto (Luciano Emmer, 1950)

    Discussing this example of “pink neorealism” as well as its themes of class, regionalism, and more.

  • #04: The Flowers of St. Francis (Roberto Rossellini, 1950)

    #04: The Flowers of St. Francis (Roberto Rossellini, 1950)

    This episode features some news updates (including the Criterion Channel launch) and an audio essay on Roberto Rossellini’s The Flowers of St. Francis, discussing its portrayal of the saint and his ideologies, plus the cultural context in which his story unfolds. Links: Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Letterboxd: Ciao, Criterion Channel! The Flowers of…

  • Stromboli, terra di dio (1950)

    Stromboli, terra di dio (1950)

    Stromboli, terra di dio is the moody, deliberate character study of a desperate yet stubborn woman, played to perfection by Ingrid Bergman, who is pushed to the brink of madness (and possibly beyond). It begins with uncharacteristic romanticism from director Roberto Rossellini, with a dreamy, idealized love affair between woman and man in a refugee camp,…

  • The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)

    The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)

    Actually the first film I’ve ever seen by Roberto Rossellini, The Flowers of St. Francis is the sweet biopic of sorts about St. Francis of Assisi and his followers (or flowers, if you will). It is told in a serious of interesting, sometimes humorous, vignettes, such as St. Francis meeting a leper in the countryside, and…