Best Shot: Ieri, oggi, domani (Part 3)

Finally, we get to the third part of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” Mara. It’s my favorite story in De Sica’s film, and we get treated to plenty of beautiful imagery, most notably courtesy of Sophia Loren, of course: But, sticking with the theme, my pick for Best Shot is once again one of Marcello Mastroianni being denied […]

Best Shot: Ieri, oggi, domani (Part 2)

Following Adelina, the second story in “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” is the Milan-set Anna. It’s the shortest of the three, and the camera is locked in on Mastroianni and Loren in the car most of the time, so there aren’t as many memorable shots as in the other installments. I love the way Anna looks at Renzo, […]

Best Shot: Ieri, oggi, domani (Part 1)

This week we’re watching Vittorio De Sica’s “Ieri, oggi, domani” (“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”), winner of the 1965 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award and showcase of Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni as maybe the two sexiest people on the planet at that time. The film is made up of three stories, and I will share my favorite images from each […]