Monday, December 22, 2014

Glad is the man in comfy pants

  Same ample cut, 
  same public signage,
  same housing estate,
  found in de Sica,

  Same virile cut,
  same public signage,
  same urban semaphore,
  found in Visconti,

  Stride in Rossellini.


We dined in the hotel courtyard under 
the plane trees. A small party .. very 
quiet, well-dressed .. arrived. One
of striking beauty, was dressed superb-
ly in a fawn-coloured suit of marvelous 
cut. Totally simple. It made everything 
you see in a Bond Street shop-window 
look like glittering vulgar trash.

Vittorio de Sica
Ladri di biciclette

Luchino Visconti
Rocco e i suoi fratelli

Roberto Rossellini
Viaggio in Italia

Sir Alec Guinness
My Name Escapes Me
  The Diary of a
  Retiring Actor
op. cit.

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