GILLO PONTECORVO: THE DICTATORSHIP OF TRUTH

GILLO PONTECORVO: THE DICTATORSHIP OF TRUTH

    Price: $195.00

    Code: 1005
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Oliver Curtis
    1992, 40 minutes
    Purchase: $195.00

    This video, hosted and narrated by author Edward Said, profiles the acclaimed Italian film director, blending clips from his films-The Battle of Algiers, Burn!, Kapo and Operation Ogro-with an interview in which he discusses his wartime experiences in the Resistance, the influence of Italian neo-realism, his philosophy of filmmaking (pursuing what he calls "the dictatorship of truth"), his working relationships with screenwriter Franco Solinas and Marlon Brando, his use of music in film, why he's made so few films, and his many unrealized projects. The video also includes interviews with composer Ennio Morricone, cinematographer Marcello Gatti, film critic John Francis Lane and producer David Puttnam.

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    "Recommended." - Library Journal