L'onorevole Angelina is a 1947 film directed by Luigi Zampa. The star of the film is Anna Magnani, who won Volpi Cup prize for "Best Actress" at the Venice Film Festival. Zampa was nominated for a Golden Lion; the film is in the public domain. Anna Magnani - Angelina Bianchi Nando Bruno - Pasquale Bianchi Ave Ninchi - Carmela Ernesto Almirante - Luigi Agnese Dubbini - Cesira Armando Migliari - Callisto Garrone Maria Donati - La signora Garrone Maria Grazia Francia - Annetta Bianchi Vittorio Mottini - Roberto Franco Zeffirelli - Filippo Garrone Gianni Musi - Libero Bianchi Ughetto Bertucci - Il droghiere Anita Angius - Adriana Bianchi L'onorevole Angelina on IMDb
Lucky to Be a Woman
Lucky to Be a Woman is a 1956 Italian comedy film directed by Alessandro Blasetti and starring Sophia Loren, Charles Boyer and Marcello Mastroianni. A photographer named; when it shows up on the front page of a magazine, she wants to take him to court over it. He tries to convince her that he can connect her up with powerful men and introduces her to Count Gregorio Sennetti, who can make her a movie star, but things do not turn out well when the count's wife shows up. Sophia Loren as Antonietta Fallari Charles Boyer as Count Gregorio Sennetti Marcello Mastroianni as Corrado Betti Elisa Cegani as Elena Sennetti Titina De Filippo as Antonietta's mother Nino Besozzi as Paolo Magnano Memmo Carotenuto as Gustavo Ippoliti Giustino Durano as Federico Frotta Lucky to Be a Woman on IMDb Lucky to Be a Woman at AllMovie
The Taming of the Shrew (1967 film)
The Taming of the Shrew is a 1967 American-Italian romantic comedy film based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare about a courtship between two strong-willed people. The film was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as Shakespeare's Kate and Petruchio. Baptista Minola is attempting to marry off his two daughters. Katharina is an ill-tempered shrewish woman but a lusty young nobleman, takes on the challenge of taming and marrying her. A subplot involves the wooing of Bianca by several suitors including handsome Lucentio, foppish Hortensio, elderly Gremio. Elizabeth Taylor as Katharina Richard Burton as Petruchio Michael York as Lucentio Michael Hordern as Baptista Minola Natasha Pyne as Bianca Alan Webb as Gremio Victor Spinetti as Hortensio Alfred Lynch as Tranio Mark Dignam as Vincentio Roy Holder as Biondello Cyril Cusack as Grumio The film, made in English but shot in Italy, cuts much of the original dialogue, including much of the subplot of Lucentio and Bianca, all of the Christopher Sly framing device.
Taylor plays Kate's controversial speech without any obvious irony. According to Harold Bloom's take on the play, Katherina is “advising women how to rule while feigning obedience”; the film was intended to be a vehicle for Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. Taylor and Burton put over a million dollars into the production and, instead of a salary, took a percentage of profits; the film made $12 million worldwide and was liked by the critics. The Taming of the Shrew grossed $8 million in North America, earning $3,540,000 in theatrical rentals during 1967, making it the 25th highest grossing picture of 1967; the film grossed $12 million worldwide. The film received positive reviews from modern critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 86% of professional critics gave the film a positive review, based on 21 reviews with an average rating of 7.5/10. The website's critical consensus states: "It may not be reverent enough for purists, but this Taming of the Shrew is too funny – and fun – for the rest of us to resist."
The film received two Academy Award nominations, for Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction. List of American films of 1967 The Taming of the Shrew on IMDb The Taming of the Shrew at the TCM Movie Database A film clip of a featurette from the films opening is available at the Internet Archive The Taming of the Shrew at AllMovie eNotes Article Phoenix Cinema Article
Bellissima is an Italian neorealism film by Italian director Luchino Visconti. The film, a satire of the film industry, was shot at the Cinecittà studios. Alessandro Blasetti, a contemporary film director, appears as himself. Bellissima is the only feature film in Visconti's oeuvre with a predominantly comic tone. Bellissima centers on a working-class mother in Rome, who drags her young daughter to Cinecittà to attend an audition for a new film by Alessandro Blasetti. Maddalena is a stage mother who loves movies and whose efforts to promote her daughter grow frenzied. Anna Magnani - Maddalena Cecconi Walter Chiari - Alberto Annovazzi Tina Apicella - Maria Cecconi Gastone Renzelli - Spartaco Cecconi Tecla Scarano - Tilde Spernanzoni Lola Braccini - the photographer's wife Arturo Bragaglia - the photographer Nora Ricci - the laundry girl Vittorina Benvenuti Linda Sini - Mimmetta Teresa Battaggi - a mother Gisella Monaldi - a concierge Amalia Pellegrini Corrado Mantoni - radio announcer Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Nastro d'Argento Winner: Best Actress - Anna Magnani Bellissima on IMDb Pauline Kael's review DVDbeaver review
Musicology is the scholarly analysis and research-based study of music. Musicology departments traditionally belong to the humanities, although music research is more scientific in focus. A scholar who participates in musical research is a musicologist. Historical musicology and systematic musicology are equal in size. Ethnomusicology is the study of music in its cultural context. Systematic musicology includes music acoustics, the science and technology of acoustical musical instruments, the musical implications of physiology, sociology and computing. Cognitive musicology is the set of phenomena surrounding the computational modeling of music; when musicologists carry out research using computers, their research falls under the field of computational musicology. In some countries, music education is a prominent sub-field of musicology, while in others it is regarded as a distinct academic field, or one more affiliated with teacher education, educational research, related fields. Like music education, music therapy is a specialized form of applied musicology, sometimes considered more affiliated with health fields, other times regarded as part of musicology proper.
The parent disciplines of musicology include: General history Cultural studies Philosophy Ethnology and cultural anthropology Archeology and prehistory Psychology and sociology Physiology and neuroscience Acoustics and psychoacoustics Computer/information sciences and mathematicsMusicology has two central oriented sub-disciplines with no parent discipline: performance practice and research, the theory and composition of music. The disciplinary neighbors of musicology address other forms of art, performance and communication, including the history and theory of the visual and plastic arts and of architecture. Musical knowledge is applied in medicine and music therapy—which are parent disciplines of applied musicology. Music history or historical musicology is concerned with the composition, performance and criticism of music over time. Historical studies of music are for example concerned with a composer's life and works, the developments of styles and genres, e.g. baroque concertos, the social function of music for a particular group of people, e.g. court music, or modes of performance at a particular place and time, e.g. Johann Sebastian Bach's choir in Leipzig.
Like the comparable field of art history, different branches and schools of historical musicology emphasize different types of musical works and approaches to music. There are national differences in various definitions of historical musicology. In theory, "music history" could refer to the study of the history of any type or genre of music, e.g. the history of Indian music or the history of rock. In practice, these research topics are more considered within ethnomusicology and "historical musicology" is assumed to imply Western Art music of the European tradition; the methods of historical musicology include source studies, philology, style criticism, musical analysis, iconography. The application of musical analysis to further these goals is a part of music history, though pure analysis or the development of new tools of music analysis is more to be seen in the field of music theory. Music historians create a number of written products, ranging from journal articles describing their current research, new editions of musical works, biographies of composers and other musicians, book-length studies or university textbook chapters or entire textbooks.
Music historians may examine issues in a close focus, as in the case of scholars who examine the relationship between words and music for a given composer's art songs. On the other hand, some scholars take a broader view, assess the place of a given type of music, such as the symphony in society using techniques drawn from other fields, such as economics, sociology, or philosophy. New musicology is a term applied since the late 1980s to a wide body of work emphasizing cultural study and criticism of music; such work may be based on feminist, gender studies, queer theory, or postcolonial theory, or the work of Theodor W. Adorno. Although New Musicology emerged from within historical musicology, the emphasis on cultural study within the Western art music tradition places New Musicology at the junction between historical and sociological research in music. New musicology was a reaction against traditional historical musicology, which according to Susan McClary, "fastidiously declares issues of musical signification off-limits to those engaged in legitimate scholarship."
Charles Rosen, retorts that McClary, "sets up, like so many of the'new musicologists', a straw man to knock down, the dogma that music has no meaning, no political or social significance." Today, many musicologists no longer distinguish between musicology and new musicology, since many of the scholarly concerns once associated with new musicology have now become mainstream, they feel the term "new" no longer applies. Ethnomusicology comparative musicology, is the study of music in its cultural context, it is considered the anthropology or ethnography of music. Jeff Todd T
Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,872,800 residents in 1,285 km2, it is the country's most populated comune, it is the fourth most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio, along the shores of the Tiber; the Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been defined as capital of two states. Rome's history spans 28 centuries. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe; the city's early population originated from a mix of Latins and Sabines.
The city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, is regarded by some as the first metropolis. It was first called The Eternal City by the Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century BC, the expression was taken up by Ovid and Livy. Rome is called the "Caput Mundi". After the fall of the Western Empire, which marked the beginning of the Middle Ages, Rome fell under the political control of the Papacy, in the 8th century it became the capital of the Papal States, which lasted until 1870. Beginning with the Renaissance all the popes since Nicholas V pursued over four hundred years a coherent architectural and urban programme aimed at making the city the artistic and cultural centre of the world. In this way, Rome became first one of the major centres of the Italian Renaissance, the birthplace of both the Baroque style and Neoclassicism. Famous artists, painters and architects made Rome the centre of their activity, creating masterpieces throughout the city.
In 1871, Rome became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy, which, in 1946, became the Italian Republic. Rome has the status of a global city. In 2016, Rome ranked as the 14th-most-visited city in the world, 3rd most visited in the European Union, the most popular tourist attraction in Italy, its historic centre is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The famous Vatican Museums are among the world's most visited museums while the Colosseum was the most popular tourist attraction in world with 7.4 million visitors in 2018. Host city for the 1960 Summer Olympics, Rome is the seat of several specialized agencies of the United Nations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development; the city hosts the Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean as well as the headquarters of many international business companies such as Eni, Enel, TIM, Leonardo S.p. A. and national and international banks such as Unicredit and BNL.
Its business district, called EUR, is the base of many companies involved in the oil industry, the pharmaceutical industry, financial services. Rome is an important fashion and design centre thanks to renowned international brands centered in the city. Rome's Cinecittà Studios have been the set of many Academy Award–winning movies. According to the founding myth of the city by the Ancient Romans themselves, the long-held tradition of the origin of the name Roma is believed to have come from the city's founder and first king, Romulus. However, it is a possibility that the name Romulus was derived from Rome itself; as early as the 4th century, there have been alternative theories proposed on the origin of the name Roma. Several hypotheses have been advanced focusing on its linguistic roots which however remain uncertain: from Rumon or Rumen, archaic name of the Tiber, which in turn has the same root as the Greek verb ῥέω and the Latin verb ruo, which both mean "flow". There is archaeological evidence of human occupation of the Rome area from 14,000 years ago, but the dense layer of much younger debris obscures Palaeolithic and Neolithic sites.
Evidence of stone tools and stone weapons attest to about 10,000 years of human presence. Several excavations support the view that Rome grew from pastoral settlements on the Palatine Hill built above the area of the future Roman Forum. Between the end of the bronze age and the beginning of the Iron age, each hill between the sea and the Capitol was topped by a village. However, none of them had yet an urban quality. Nowadays, there is a wide consensus that the city developed through the aggregation of several villages around the largest one, placed above the Palatine; this aggregation was facilitated by the increase of agricultural productivity above the subsistence level, which allowed the establishment of secondary and tertiary activities. These in turn boosted the development of trade with the Greek colonies of southern Italy; these developments, which according to archaeological ev
The Passionate Thief (film)
The Passionate Thief is a 1960 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli, starring Anna Magnani and Totò. Two friends live by their wits working as comedians and cabaret at Cinecittà, before being invited to friends' parties or masked balls during New Year's Eve in Rome; the two, however though they make people laugh all the time in public, live an inner conflict, namely that the two have always to be aware to give a smile to someone, but they can never be rich and happy because they are street artists and with a precarious wage. Anna Magnani as Gioia Fabbricotti Totò as Umberto "Infortunio" Pennazzuto Ben Gazzara as Lello Fred Clark as The American Edy Vessel as The girl Gina Rovere as Mimi Toni Ucci as L'amico de Milena Kurt Polter Mac Ronay as Il guidatore della metropolitana The Passionate Thief on IMDb The Passionate Thief at AllMovie The Passionate Thief at Box Office Mojo Laughs of Joy at Rotten Tomatoes The Passionate Thief at Rotten Tomatoes