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BOCCACCIO '70 is presented in a widescreen anamorphic digital transfer, loaded with never seen before extras, including a rare behind-the-scene archival footage
Monicelli's story, Renzo and Luciana, is an agreeable tale, full of everyday Roman life: an office worker (Marisa Solinas) must marry her boyfriend when she gets pregnant--although marriage is against company rules. Fellini's segment, The Temptation of Dr. Antonio, is fantastical and big-scaled. It tells of a censorious bluenose (Peppino de Filippo) who becomes incensed at the presence of a billboard featuring a sexy portrait of Anita Ekberg (selling milk)--a portrait that comes to life. For this bizarre escapade, Nino Rota composed an advertising jingle that will stick in your mind whether you want it to or not.
Visconti's The Job is the best segment, tracking the emotional chess game between a playboy (Thomas Milian) and his wife (Romy Schneider at her most gorgeous) after he is publicly exposed in a sex scandal. Finally, the De Sica piece (The Raffle) is a fairly broad romp that uses Sophia Loren as the reward in a raffle. Sophia's delicious, needless to say.
The finished product weighed in at a whopping 208 minutes, and Monicelli's segment was lopped off before the film showed at the Cannes Film Festival. It has never been restored, until this DVD release. All the segments are frankly too long, and none qualifies as an essential gem, but they do give the flavor of Italy's best at an especially exciting cinematic moment. --Robert Horton
Boccaccio 70 is a great salad ,Italian style ,full of zest and it leads on and on and on to your maximum fill or bust !Published 1 month ago by Health seeker
It has been many years since I saw this film and truthfully, I appreciate it so much more today. Being older I can understand and appreciate the subject matter so much better now.Published 1 month ago by Tukker88
This is actually a series of short films dealing with man/woman relationships in Italy across a panorama of years based on themes from Boccaccio. Read morePublished 2 months ago by George Herman
This is not even on my watch list. So, I haven't watched and don't know why I'm being asked to rate it.Published 5 months ago by Barbara Van Horn