Taranto in pellicola - Part 2

Uploaded by associazionecirano on 10.01.2013

Lina Wertmuller knew our south very well
Her first big film "I Basilischi" was filmed in the province of Foggia
so it was a reality that she already knew
When she arrived at Taranto to shoot the film "Io speriamo che me la cavo"
she makes an operation that is very cinematic
she arrived at Taranto and found sets suitable, as a
backdrop to a real Neapolitan landscape
Taranto is not Taranto, it has to pay to be something else
it does so by offering a scenario that is the old town, which is very particular
There is no director who comes in Taranto, who visits the
Old Town and not is particularly affected by the Old Town,
especially because it is one of the few historic villages
of a southern town, but not limited to the Mediterranean
which for better or for worse remained quiet
- The ice-cream will not make it fat?
- Yes, but we will start the diet another day
So it doesn't offer a scenario of restorations
maybe also done well, but that create an impersonal view of the
historical level and make the reality it a bit more current
It's a realistic stage setting and Lina Werthm├╝ller made use of it
the seaside, the streets and houses half in ruins
The humanity that circulated, but that circulates in our Old Town
- Hei You, Edmondo De Amicis 3ª B? - Yes
- Come to school - I can not, I have to sell garlic
When the cinema machine starts in a realistic scenery
if it moves carefully with sensation
it further brings out the reality of that place
- Marlboro, who smokes? Camel, Merit
- Let's go to school! The store is closed! - What do you want? Let me go!
-Go to school! -Who is this?!?
The cinematography, like ours, which is
influenced by neo-realism, knows it very well
Then It lose contact with it
but also in a more commercial orientation
as "Io speriamo che me la cavo" this can only emerge
- What do you want!
- For me better than that I can not be a father
The cinematography itself is a movie camera that is
set in motion, and is itself a historical testimonial
It's a testimony of that moment
that moment of that given reality that is filming
even if it makes fiction films
This is never excludable
The effect of the reality the documentation of the reality
of how people are dressed, the cars passing in the
background, the stores that are illuminated or not
the way of speaking, the sounds that come out
These sounds are picked also by the kind of vacuum
tire that has triggered a movie set in reality