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Title: Ro.Go.Pa.G. (Rossellini, Godard, Pasolini, Gregoretti, 1963)
Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 07 Feb 2015 - 19:52

Laviamoci il cervello (RoGoPaG)

Let's Wash Our Brains (RoGoPaG)

The name comes from the names of the four directors Roberto Rossellini, Jean Luc-Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Ugo Gregotetti.

I found the first segment (Rossellini's) to be alright but a little slow, but to make up for it Rosanna Schiaffino looks absolutely stunning, about an older man obsessing over a younger air hostess.

The second segment (Godard) I thought was very pedestrian, after some sort of apocalypse where an atomic bomb has gone off a long way in the air above Paris and people act a bit peculiar and seemed to end a bit abruptly.

The third segment (Pasolini) was enjoyable enough where Orson Welles is a directing a biblical film (Passion Of The Christ maybe? Something Jesus themed anyway) and one of the local actors in a smaller part is struggling to get food to eat so feeds his family rather than himself, then ends up stuffing himself to death when he does get food, look out for Tomas Milian as an extra in a non speaking part as a Roman centurion, what makes this segment stand out is that when you see what they are filming it is in colour (the rest of the film is in black and white).

And the fourth and final segment (Gregoretti) stars Ugo Tognazzi and Lisa Gastoni who along with their son (played by Ugo's son, Ricky, when he was a child) and daughter travel to see a plot of land they are thinking of buying but then realise they can't afford it and have been too materialistic, this segment was also enjoyable.