Il mio viaggio in Italia [videorecording] / Mediatrade presents in association with Cappa Productions ; a Mediatrade production in conjunction with Paso Doble Film ; written by Suso Cecchi D'amico, Raffaele Donato, Kent Jones, Martin Scorsese ; produced by Barbara De Fina, Giuliana Del Punta, Bruno Restuccia ; directed by Martin Scorsese ; with the collaboration of Scuola nazionale di cinema, Cineteca nazionale.

Other Title:
My voyage to Italy [videorecording]
[United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2003.
2 videodiscs (246 min.) : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Italy.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Italy.
Rossellini, Roberto, 1906-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation.
De Sica, Vittorio, 1901-1974 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Visconti, Luchino, 1906-1976 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Fellini, Federico -- Criticism and interpretation.
Antonioni, Michelangelo -- Criticism and interpretation.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
In English and Italian with English subtitles.
System Details:
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Martin Scorsese directs and narrates this personal documentary about Italian film and select Italian filmmakers and the influence they had on him. It begins with an overview of Scorsese's family history including their Sicilian roots, life in Little Italy, and the filmmaker's recollections of watching neorealist and epic Italian films on television and how those movies acted as a lifeline for the older members of his family, maintaining their connection to the old country. Scorsese discusses director Roberto Rossellini, focusing on the films: Open city (Roma, Citt ̉Aperta), Paisan (Paisà (both 1946), The miracle (Il miracolo, 1947), Stromboli (1949), Flowers of Saint Francis (Francesco, giullare di Dio, 1950), Europa '51 (1952), and Voyage to Italy (Viaggio in Italia, 1953). He then discusses director Vittorio De Sica, and his films: Shoeshine (Sciuscià, 1946), The bicycle thief (Ladri di biciclette, 1947), and Umberto D. (1952). Scorsese explores the career of Luchino Visconti, his apprenticeship as a crewmember under Jean Renoir, and his films: Ossessione (1943), La terra trema (1948), and Senso (1954). Scorsese then moves on to Federico Fellini and examines his films: I Vitelloni (1953), La dolce vita (1960), and 8 1/2 (1963) as examples of the evolution of Fellini's style. Scorsese concludes the documentary with the cinema of Michelangelo Antonioni and close readings of The adventure (L'avventura, 1960) and The eclipse (L'eclisse, 1962).
Editor, Thelma Schoonmaker.
Aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.
Scorsese, Martin. , Director, Screenwriter, Narrator
De Fina, Barbara. , Producer
Del Punta, Giuliana. , Producer
Restuccia, Bruno. , Producer
Cecchi d'Amico, Suso. , Screenwriter
Donato, Raffaele. , Screenwriter
Jones, Kent. , Screenwriter
Schoonmaker, Thelma. , Editor
Mediatrade (Firm) , Producer
Cappa Productions. , Producer
Paso Doble Film S.r.l. , Producer
Scuola nazionale di cinema (Italy) , Producer
Centro sperimentale di cinematografia (Italy). Cineteca nazionale. , Producer
Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm) , Producer
Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm). , Distributor
Publisher Number:
26565 Miramax Home Entertainment
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