Riccardo Freda, I was the Highest Paid Director in Italy (2007)

Interview produced by SKY which was broadcast in 2007 on the movie channels at random times. Director Giuseppe Tornatore shoots the breeze with Riccardo Freda in this informal interview conducted in a cafè sometime in the 1990s. They cover various topics, from Freda's start in the industry and the formation of the Cinecittà studios in … Continue reading Riccardo Freda, I was the Highest Paid Director in Italy (2007)

Roberto Mauri, Marco Giusti – Stracult (2010)

  Born Giuseppe Tagliavia in Castelvetrano, Trapani, Roberto Mauri began his career as an actor in a series of low-budget films, occasionally also playing the lead role. He debuted as a director with the crime film Lost Souls (co-directed with Andrea Bianchi) Mostly active between the 1960s and the first half of the 1970s, Mauri specialised … Continue reading Roberto Mauri, Marco Giusti – Stracult (2010)

Dario Argento Remembers Elda Luxardo (2019)

Dario Argento remembers his extraordinary childhood growing up in the Luxardo Studio in Rome where his mother, Elda Luxardo, was one of the most sought-after photographers during the golden years of Italian cinema. Originally broadcast on Italian international television service RAI ItaliaAll credit to the original uploader and presenter Virginia ZulloEnglish fansubs by Ali Carter and … Continue reading Dario Argento Remembers Elda Luxardo (2019)

Franco Micalizzi in Conversation (2012)

Composer Franco Micalizzi discusses his lengthy career in the Italian film industry, scoring some of the most popular films in a real mix of genres - from the Terence Hill and Bud Spencer comedy western They Call Me Trinity to Umberto Lenzi's brutal euro crime flicks, right through to family tearjerkers like The Last Snows … Continue reading Franco Micalizzi in Conversation (2012)

Remembering Enrico Maria Salerno, Cinema Trevi (2014)

Panel discussion hosted at the Trevi Cinema in Rome, 2014, with guests, brother Vittorio Salerno, son Edoardo Salerno and host Amedeo Fago. I remember this was a particularly unusual night which initially started out with all the predictable praise and adulation for one of Italy's most revered screen actors you would expect, but then slowly … Continue reading Remembering Enrico Maria Salerno, Cinema Trevi (2014)