Yesterday, today and tomorrow

Yesterday, today and tomorrow

DVD - 2011 | Italian
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Features a trio of stories about sex. In the first vignette, a woman avoids jail time by pumping out babies with a willing accomplice. In the second vignette, a pair of lovers are forced to work out their problems in a car. The third vignette is the story of a prostitute who quits her best john for a man of the cloth.
Publisher: [United States] : Lorber Films, 2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Cinematography, Giuseppe Rotunno.
Performers: Agostino Salvietti, Aldo Giuffre, Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren.
Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated
Language Note: Italian dialogue; English subtitles
UPC: 738329078225


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Jan 08, 2018

For starters - I cannot begin to describe to you my initial shock and overwhelming disbelief to find out that this decidedly mediocre, Italian, 3-In-1 passion play (from 1964) actually won an Oscar for "Best Foreign Film".

Not only were the 3 mini-stories combined in this 2-hour film all totally forced and annoyingly contrived situations - But the English dubbing was so atrociously amateur that it was downright irritating (and there was no option given to the viewer for the relief of subtitles).

Clumsily directed by Italian film-maker, Vittorio De Sica - This "adult" drama (with its weak attempts at comedy thrown in for good measure) was set in the city of Naples, Italy - And I couldn't believe what a grubby, rundown eyesore that this metropolis looked like through the lens of De Sica's camera.

All-in-all - (IMO) - This 50+ year-old picture was far from being an Oscar-winner.

Jan 15, 2015

amusing chemistry between Loren and Mastroianni. I've enjoyed de Sica films but this is quite different from any of his earlier ones that I have seen.

this disc also includes a feature length doc on de Sica - Vittorio D. - which is very good. he was a larger-than-life director, actor, parent and gambler.

Jan 09, 2014

a collection of three separate stories, on cheap film saturated with blues as though ink had spilled all over it, about strong Italian women, Spophia Loren is, of course, ever perfect in any of her incarnations however cravenly these might be produced, but is nearly outshone here by Umberto, the novice priest, a pefect ideal of innocent male beauty

Apr 11, 2013

This is a 1963 comedy anthology directed by Vittorio de Sica.
The film consists of three short stories about couples in different parts of Italy.
① 【Adelina of Naples】: Set in the poorer Naples of 1953, Adelina (Loren) supports her unemployed husband Carmine (Mastroianni) and child by selling black market cigarettes.
When she doesn't pay a fine, her furniture is to be repossessed.
However her neighbors assist her by hiding the furniture.
A lawyer who lives in the neighborhood advises Carmine that as the fine and furniture is in Adelina's name, she will be imprisoned.
However, Italian law stipulates that women cannot be imprisoned when pregnant or within six months after a pregnancy.
As a result Adelina schemes to purposely stay pregnant.
After seven children, Carmine is seriously exhausted and Adelina must make the choice of being impregnated by their mutual friend Pasquale (Aldo Giuffrè) or be incarcerated.
② 【Anna of Milan】: Anna (Loren dressed by Christian Dior) is the wife of a mega-rich industrialist who has a lover named Renzo (Mastroianni).
Whilst driving together in her husband's Rolls-Royce, Anna must determine which is the most important to her happiness---Renzo or the Rolls.
Renzo rethinks his infatuation with Anna when she expresses no concern when they nearly run over a child.
③ 【Mara of Rome】: Mara (Loren) works as a prostitute from her apartment, servicing a variety of high class clients including Augusto (Mastroianni), the wealthy, powerful and neurotic son of a Bologna industrialist.
Mara's elderly neighbour's grandson visiting them is a handsome and callow young man studying for the priesthood but not yet ordained who falls in love with Mara.
To the shrieking dismay of his grandmother, the young man wishes to leave the clergy to be with Mara or to join the French Foreign Legion if Mara rejects him.
Mara vows to set the young man on the path of righteousness back to the seminary and enlists the reluctant Augusto.
Mara provides a strip tease at the climax of the film as Augusto gets excited like a sex-crazy monkey.
He is really funny.

Sep 04, 2012

A classic for us to enjoy for years.


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