Miracle in Milan is a 1951 Italian fantasy film directed by Vittorio De Sica. The screenplay was co-written based on his novel Totò il Buono; the picture stars Francesco Golisano, Emma Gramatica, Paolo Stoppa, Guglielmo Barnabò. The film, told as a neo-realist fable, explains the lives of a poverty-stricken group in post-war Milan, Italy; this fantasy tale tells of Totò who, found in a cabbage patch, is adopted by Lolotta, a wise and kind old woman. When Lolotta dies he moves to an orphanage. At eighteen Totò leaves the orphanage and ends up in a shantytown squatter colony on the outskirts of Milan. Totò's organizational ability learned at the orphanage and his simple kindness and optimistic outlook acquired from Lolotta bring structure to the colony and a sense of happiness and well-being among the dispossessed who live there. Totò is given a magic dove by the ghost of Lolotta and he uses its powers to grant wishes to those who ask; the dove is taken back by two angels who object to a mortal using its magic powers.
When oil is found in the shantytown, businessmen acquire it and the squatters are taken away ostensibly to prison. On the way, the dove is returned to Totò and his wish for the freedom of his friends is granted, they fly away on broomsticks seized from the street sweepers in Milan's central square and circle around the Cathedral and away, "towards a land where good morning means good morning." Emma Gramatica as La vecchia Lolotta Francesco Golisano as Totò Paolo Stoppa as Rappi Guglielmo Barnabò as Mobbi Brunella Bovo as Edvige Anna Carena as Marta, la signora altezzosa Alba Arnova as La statua che prende vita Flora Cambi as L'innamorata infelice Virgilio Riento as Il sergente delle guardie Arturo Bragaglia as Alfredo Erminio Spalla as Gaetano Riccardo Bertazzolo as L'atleta Checco Rissone as Il comandante in secondo Angelo Prioli as Il comandante in primo Gianni Branduani as Totò at eleven years Vittorio De Sica wrote that he made the film in order to show how the "common man" can exist given the realities of life: "It is true that my people have attained happiness after their own fashion.
They greet water with the same pure joy as Saint Francis did."The Milan Cathedral serves as a focal location in the film, can be viewed as symbolic of the miracle to which the film's title refers. American special effects specialist Ned Mann was hired for the film; the picture would be Mann's final project. Vittorio De Sica, in neo-realist fashion, used both non-professional actors; the film premiered in Italy on 8 February 1951. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in April 1951. In the United States it opened wide on December 17, 1951. Bosley Crowther, film critic for The New York Times, liked the film and wrote, "The rich vein of sly, compassionate humor that Charlie Chaplin and René Clair used to mine with unparalleled genius when they were turning out their best satiric films, has been tapped by Vittorio De Sica in his Miracle in Milan, the proclaimed Italian picture that arrived at the World yesterday, and although this uncommon vein of fancy is away from De Sica's previous line, the great director has brought up from his digging a liberal return of purest gold."The staff at Variety magazine gave the film a positive review and wrote, "The sharp satire on the oil-greedy industrialist is handled in a broader exaggerated manner, pic is liberally sprinkled with intelligent humor, much of it ironic.
Performances by pros and tyros alike are flawless."Review website Rotten Tomatoes reports the film has a rare 100% "Fresh" rating. In April 2019, a restored version of the film was selected to be shown in the Cannes Classics section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Wins 1951 Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize of the Festival, Vittorio De Sica. Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists: Silver Ribbon. New York Film Critics Circle Awards: NYFCC Award. National Board of Review: National Board of Review Awards 1951, Best Foreign Films. Nominations British Academy of Film and Television Arts: BAFTA Film Award, Best Film from any Source, Italy. Miracle in Milan on IMDb Miracle in Milan at Rotten Tomatoes Miracle in Milan review by Tom Lamont The Guardian Miracle in Milan at DVD Beaver Miracle in Milan film on YouTube Miracle in Milan clip on YouTube Miracle in Milan final iconic scene on YouTube
Uljanik Plovidba d.d. is a Croatian ship management company. Founded in 1986 and based in Pula, the company owns and operates three bulk carriers and five tankers, which are all leased to contractors; the company provides ship management services to fleets owned by other shipping companies. It is part of the Uljanik Group, which includes Uljanik Shipyard; as of September 2011 the company has four ships on order - one oil tanker built by 3. Maj is slated to be delivered by the end of 2011 and an additional four bulk carriers built by Uljanik Shipyard will be delivered by 2013; the company's shares are listed on the Zagreb Stock Exchange and is one of the 25 companies included in its official share index CROBEX as of September 2011. In 2010 the company posted a total revenue of HRK 333.3 million and a net income of HRK 95.5 million, 53 percent up from 2009. Uljanik Official website
Human Error: Ways to Selfdestruction is the first full-length album by the blackened death metal band Crionics. It was recorded at Hertz Studio. All songs were written by War-A. N, except where noted. "Satanic Syndrome 666" – 3:51 "Waterfalls of Darkness" – 3:43 "Lunatic Gate" – 5:38 "Hallowed Whores" – 4:13 "Crionics" – 3:46 "Episode of the Falling Star" – 5:04 "Matrix of Piety" – 4:08 "Precipice Gaped" – 4:21 "Sacrosanct Strength" – 3:44 "Indoctrination Procedure" – 6:12 Bonus tracks: A bonus track Carpathian Forest was released worldwide. Michał "War-A. N" Skotniczny - guitar, vocals Wacław "Vac-V" Borowiec - keymaster, synthesizer Marcotic – bass Maciej "Darkside" Kowalski - drums Sławek & Wojtek Wiesławscy - engineering, mastering Jacek Wiśniewsk - cover, designs Encyclopaedia Metallum Hertz Studio Cover Art & Design: Jacek Wisniewski