Loren, Mastroianni, De Sica... Marriage Italian Style is a cinematic love triangle that has endured wonderfully.
Perhaps Italy's most iconic film stars Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni and, in my opinion, the nation's best director Vittorio De Sica mesh beautifully in Marriage Italian Style. It's so good it somwhow managed to be Oscar nominated twice in two separate years (Best Actress for Loren in 1965 and Best Foreign Language Film at the '66 show).
Once again casting Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni as conflicting lovers bound by animal magnetism, Marriage Italian Style spans a few decades in their relationship. Mastroianni is spot on as the arrogant, monstrous businessman who treats women as mere objects but perhaps he's met his match with a cunning ex-prostitute (Loren) who attempts to trick him into marriage to secure a better future for her three children - one of which she teases is his but she won't reveal which one to his frustration.
Loren made a name for herself in parts like this (especially when directed by De Sica) and revealed herself to be far deeper than her pin-up girl looks gave off. She brought feminist ideas charging to international screens and did it with grace, fire and calculated performances. This could've been a slapdash relationship comedy but thanks to its stars and director it becomes a statement - a lasting cinematic marriage of ideas, Italian style.
What else would you expect from Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni and Vittorio De Sica? This is where the magic happens. Be sure to upgrade to the new Blu-ray from Cult Films (a solid distributor who has been dusting off a great selection of foreign classics and giving them the HD treatment lately).
“Sophia, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”: a candid, intimate interview with Sophia Loren, with exclusive footage of her family, close friends and collaborators such as Woody Allen, Giorgio Armani and others
“Vittorio D”: Tribute to multi-awarded maestro filmmaker De Sica, a milestone of Cinema history. With interviews with Clint Eastwood, Ken Loach, Mike Leigh and other luminaries.
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Watch TRAILER: Check out the first look at Marvel\'s Guardians of the Galaxy 2!
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Saul Bass: 20 Iconic Film Posters (book review)
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