How dedicated we were then! For Il Deserto Rosso Carlo Di Palma my cinematographer had every leaf along a line of trees that would serve as a distant scrim painted grey but only to be realized while the sun was somewhat blind yet on the day of shooting after days of painting the sun was bright. He cancelled the shot.
50 years after Stonewall, 50 years after Woodstock… what a century it was, and what a worthwhile 50th anniversary of those events to celebrate and remember. Both steps toward freedom and independence America espoused, but did not always exemplify, especially with regard to persons of color, religion and origin. To wit, Native Americans themselves, overrun by European invaders much as Europeans themselves were largely overrun in the 14th and 15th centuries by Norse invaders from the North, and Huns from the East. Now, as always, the world needs a beacon to lead it away from nepotism, absolutism, tyranny and autocratic management wherein leaders put themselves above...