Monthly Archives: May 2010

The bull that raged

Raging Bull (1980) is one of the masterpieces of Scorsese for numerous reasons, other than the direction and Robert De Niro’s performance itself. The mutually reinforcing cinematography, especially in the fight sequences and the final scene, and the spectacular editing match the intensity of this film, that hits hard and right on the spot. In the final scene of the movie, the slightly overweight Jake La Motta (Niro) is sitting in his dressing room staring at his mirror, regretting his past, enters a monologue. Mirror! Monologue! Niro! Scorsese! Does it remind of something? Continue reading

Food crisis and national media

Recently our Prime Minister declared that we will soon be able to stabilize the food prices. With inflation still hovering around the same 17%, we are far from stable. I don’t deny the possibility of this turning into reality, as we can hope for favorable rains this year, but the relaxed media scares me. Continue reading