The Star Maker (L'uomo delle stelle) Reviews
PS: the original poster is much much better than this non-sense picture here which I guess is the foreign version.
Appearance and performance are embedded in Italian culture: All Italians are born actors! Many American viewers may not realize that the possibility of starring or participating in movies was a very real one at the time. By definition, the neo-realist directors used natural settings and non-actors in their films; People were selected for their faces and distinct characteristics. Female, Italian screen stars, such as Magnano, Bose, Lollobrigida, Loren and Cardinale, launched their film careers by winning regional beauty contests. Some auteurs actually preferred non-professional actors to achieve their cinematic visions because they required minimal coaching and could be directed. Rossellini tied a string to a non-professional‚??s toe and tugged on it when he wanted him to move. Fellini was notorious for providing no dialogue until shooting the scene and posing his characters, earning him the moniker of puppet master.
So, although Morelli exploits the Sicilians‚?? hopes, he also makes no promises. His crime is not the swindle, but his disrespect for his inadvertent role of confessor. He is imprisoned for violating trust and dishonoring the Sicilian people. Morelli‚??s return to the mainland of Italy is a poignant, poetic, unifying and redemptive montage of Sicilian experience, national identity and humanity. This film is deserving of much more acclaim and credit than it has earned.
Tornatore is mindblowing..........
Great performance by Sergio Castellitto, as an irascible demagogue who stirs up the masses. Arousing the wishes of peasants, criminals and officials, gaining tremendous popularity among them, especially in a young, beautiful and impressionable girl named Beata.
Follows the same tread of "cinema paradiso" and though it can't reach the level of poetry and pathos of that film, it has wonderful moments too.
El quinto regimiento de mi vida.. El quinto regimiento de mi muerte..
Profilo sinistro, profilo centro,profilo dirito.
Inolvidables personajes. Inolvidables rollos falsos, nostalgias del cine en los cincuentas y juego con los sue√Ī de la gente mas pobre de La Sicilia. Tornatore, sempre bonisimo..Bravo!