Blog archives for November, 2010


Archive for November, 2010

Red Desert – Why is Antonioni so great?

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

This is a two-fer. One of my commenters had recommended Michelangelo Antonioni after I did a post on Fellini’s “Roma” (click here for that post). When I went to the video store it was checked out so I took another one, “The Passenger” (with Jack Nicholson of all people). But I’ll get to that later; […]

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I Zingari (the gypsies)

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

I really don’t know if zingari is a bad term for gypsies or not. I do know that recently I have seen a lot of references to the “Roma”, especially with the French movement to deport their gypsy population. What is polite, what is reasonable and what is politically correct  is hard for me to […]

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood

Monday, November 15th, 2010

The title of this post, as many will recognize, is a line from a Robert Frost poem. The poem uses it as an allegory for the decisions one makes in life at various junctures and how a life unfolds from there. One rarely returns to those decision points to take the other path. So it […]

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Andrea Camilleri

Monday, November 8th, 2010

I would venture to guess that most of my readers (yes, I have more than one) have never heard of this name. I think that I ran across his name in a New York Times article that surveyed a number of writers who wrote mysteries in other languages. Since this is an Italophile blog there is […]

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