Ro.Go.Pa.G.

Synopsis: This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' ('Il Nuovo Mondo') illustrates a post-apocalypse world the same as the pre-apocalyptic one but for an enigmatic change in attitude in most people, including the central character's girlfriend. In Pasolini's 'Curd Cheese' ('La Ricotta'), a lavish film about the life of Jesus Christ is being made in a poor area. The impoverished people subject themselves to various indignities in the name of moviemaking in order to win a little food. The central character is hoisted up on a cross for filming, and dies there. Finally comes Gregoretti's 'Free Range Chicken' ('Il Pollo Ruspante') in which a family of the materialist culture inadvertantly illustrate the cynical, metallic voiced doctrine of a top sales theorist.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
 
IMDB:
7.1
Year:
1963
122 min
19 Views

It's not difficult to predict

for this story of mine

biased, ambiguous

and scandalized judgments.

In any case, I want to state here and now

that however la ricotta is taken,

the story of the passion,

which la ricotta indirectly recalls,

is for me the greatest event

that has ever happened

and the books that recount it

the most sublime ever written.

Damn it.

Got a temperature?

Stracci, you're finished.

Yes, of course.

I slept outside last night.

The garbage man woke me up.

Then you're not eating?

Not eating? Yeah, right.

Better hide your lunch,

or Ill eat that too.

What did you say?

That reminds me:
The wife and kids

are coming to eat today.

Who knows what saint will help me.

You've got your pick here today.

With all these saints,

it's like a museum around here!

Anything wrong with the saints?

St. Sly there stole from god

to feed the dog.

Just look how it eats:

Caviar, steak...

saints, did you eat

the whole last supper?

I'm a poor starving man.

Nothing left?

You ate it all?

Shut up

or Ill excommunicate you.

The crown.

The crown!

Places, everyone! We're ready!

The record!

Not that one!

You're worse than the men

who rolled dice at the foot of the cross!

Publicans! Blasphemers!

The Scarlatti record!

Camera!

Action!

Come on, prompter.

Do your job.

O sorrowing spirit.

O bewildered mother's son.

O desperate mother's son.

O martyred son.

O chaste, rose-pink son.

O peerless son.

No, Valentina!

What's with that face?

This isn't the comdie franaise!

Action!

O sorrowing spirit.

O bewildered mother's son.

O bewildered mother's son.

O martyred son.

Get the negro out of there!

Sonia, remember

you're at Christs feet!

Stop thinking about your dog!

Camera!

Action.

Prompter, wake up!

O sorrowing spirit...

half-wits! Now we'll have

to start all over again!

Sonia, step out please.

We've got to start again.

- Camera.

- 2,050, take four.

Action.

Amorosi, stop picking your nose

and take your position!

Giovanni, did you get some lunch?

Here it is.

Eat up.

- What about you?

- Me?

I'm out of luck, as usual.

What can you do?

Enjoy it.

Thanks, Giovanni.

See you tonight.

- Where are you going?

- I've got business.

I'm gonna get work as an extra.

- Where are you going?

- I've got business too.

Finished the whole thing already?

What an appetite!

I want to go to Terracina

and have lunch on the plain

Ill eat a cow whole

and a sheep still in its wool

you look like my dad.

Idiot.

Hey, you bastard!

That's my lunch!

Damn you!

Drop my lunch

or Ill throttle you,

you dirty thief!

Bastard!

Think that was a nice thing to do?

Think you're better than me

'cause you belong to a star?

May I have a word?

Excuse me.

I hope Im not disturbing.

I'm a journalist.

Go on.

I'd like to get a little interview.

- No more than four questions.

- Thanks.

First:
What do you mean to express

with this new work?

My intimate, profound,

archaic Catholicism.

What do you think

of Italian society?

The most illiterate masses

and the most ignorant

bourgeoisie in Europe.

And what do you think of death?

As a Marxist,

I never give it any thought.

Fourth and last question:

What do you think of

our great director Federico Fellini?

He dances.

He dances.

Thank you, congratulations

and good-bye.

"I am a force from the past..."

it's a poem.

In the first part, the poet describes

certain ancient ruins

whose style and history

no one any longer understands,

and certain hideous modern buildings

that everyone understands.

Then he resumes:

"I am a force from the past.

Tradition is my only love.

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Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard (French: [ʒɑ̃lyk ɡɔdaʁ]; born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He rose to prominence as a pioneer of the 1960s French New Wave film movement.Like his New Wave contemporaries, Godard criticized mainstream French cinema's "Tradition of Quality", which "emphasized craft over innovation, privileged established directors over new directors, and preferred the great works of the past to experimentation." As a result of such argument, he and like-minded critics started to make their own films. Many of Godard's films challenge the conventions of traditional Hollywood in addition to French cinema. In 1964, Godard described his and his colleagues' impact: "We barged into the cinema like cavemen into the Versailles of Louis XV." He is often considered the most radical French filmmaker of the 1960s and 1970s; his approach in film conventions, politics and philosophies made him arguably the most influential director of the French New Wave. Along with showing knowledge of film history through homages and references, several of his films expressed his political views; he was an avid reader of existential and Marxist philosophy. Since the New Wave, his politics have been much less radical and his recent films are about representation and human conflict from a humanist, and a Marxist perspective.In a 2002 Sight & Sound poll, Godard ranked third in the critics' top-ten directors of all time (which was put together by assembling the directors of the individual films for which the critics voted). He is said to have "created one of the largest bodies of critical analysis of any filmmaker since the mid-twentieth century." He and his work have been central to narrative theory and have "challenged both commercial narrative cinema norms and film criticism's vocabulary." In 2010, Godard was awarded an Academy Honorary Award, but did not attend the award ceremony. Godard's films have inspired many directors including Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Brian De Palma, Steven Soderbergh, D. A. Pennebaker, Robert Altman, Jim Jarmusch, Wong Kar-wai, Wim Wenders, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Pier Paolo Pasolini.From his father, he is the cousin of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, former President of Peru. He has been married twice, to actresses Anna Karina and Anne Wiazemsky, both of whom starred in several of his films. His collaborations with Karina—which included such critically acclaimed films as Bande à part (1964) and Pierrot le Fou (1965)—was called "arguably the most influential body of work in the history of cinema" by Filmmaker magazine. more…

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