Wednesday, June 12, 2019

I Miss Massimo

Since the last time I ogled Massimo Girotti I have managed to finally watch Pasolini's film Teorema, which brings the grand total of films starring him that I have seen to five, including Luchino Visconti's films Senso and Ossessione plus Mario Bava's Baron Blood and Bertolucci's Last Tango in Paris. But as you can tell by just those five titles the man worked for a very long time, a career spanning six decades, and with some of the world's greatest directors, so I feel as if I must be missing some. 

The most obvious one off the bat to me is 1967's omnibus film The Witches, which has segments directed by De Sica and Pasolini and Visconti among others (Girotti was in Visconti's portion, of course) -- thankfully that one was released on fancy blu-ray from Arrow last year so that shouldn't be too hard. But I really would like to see some of the films he made when he was young, because... well you know why, you see that picture up top. So if anybody's got any recommendations give 'em a spin in the comments! I need some Massimo in my life this summer.

1 comment:

Mirko said...

Alessandro Blasetti’s masterpiece The Iron Crown, an Italian fantasy which allegorically spoke about wartime Europe. Massimo is the hero and he looks great