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Ro.Go.Pa.G. (1963)

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This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Anna Maria (segment "Illibatezza")
Bruce Balaban ...
Joe (segment "Illibatezza")
Maria Pia Schiaffino ...
Air hostess (segment "Illibatezza")
Jean-Marc Bory ...
Husband (segment "Il nuovo mondo") (as Jean Marc Bory)
Alexandra Stewart ...
Alexandra (segment "Il nuovo mondo")
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The 'Director' (segment "La ricotta")
Mario Cipriani ...
Laura Betti ...
The 'Diva' (segment "La ricotta")
Edmonda Aldini ...
Another diva (segment "La ricotta")
Ettore Garofolo ...
Angel (segment "La ricotta")
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Togni (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Lisa Gastoni ...
Togni's wife (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
Ricky Tognazzi ...
The son (segment "Il pollo ruspante") (as Riky Tognazzi)
Antonella Taito ...
The daughter (segment "Il pollo ruspante")
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This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' ('Il Nuovo Mondo') illustrates a post-apocalypse world the same as the pre-apocalyptic one but for an enigmatic change in attitude in most people, including the central character's girlfriend. In Pasolini's 'Curd Cheese' ('La Ricotta'), a lavish film about the life of Jesus Christ is being made in a poor area. The impoverished people subject themselves to various indignities in the name of moviemaking in order to win a little food. The central character is hoisted up on a cross for filming, and dies there. Finally comes Gregoretti's 'Free Range Chicken' ('Il Pollo Ruspante') in which a family of the materialist culture inadvertantly illustrate the cynical, metallic voiced doctrine of a top sales theorist. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Gay beginnings of the end of the world.

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Let's Have a Brainwash  »

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Orson Welles, who portrays a director directing a Biblical epic in this film's 'La Ricotta' story, ironically had earlier directed himself in his own scenes in an actual Biblical epic, David and Goliath (1960). Welles, who portrays a king in the Biblical epic David and Goliath (1960), also narrates another Biblical epic about the King of kings, King of Kings (1961). Welles even narrates a portion of the Biblical work The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis (1979) as well. See more »

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Narrator: The city hadn't changed, but Alessandra had. And I didn't know it yet.
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Fair anthology but see it for Pasolini's "La ricotta"
21 February 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

In all, RoGoPaG is not a great film, but Pier Paolo Pasolini's segment, "La ricotta", is one of the controversial Italian director's best film alogside his "Momma Roma", "Accatone", "Teorema", and (many others will disagree and appalled with this) "Salo". It works as a parody on Hollywood-styled religious epics, false religious faith, harsh life of the lower class, and revelation on the bitterness of life as an outsider (with Orson Welles playing a director and with his reading of Pasolini's poem from "Momma Roma" to a reporter who cared nothing but useless interviews). It's a multi-layered film, but is also enjoyable. (As a footnote, the segment was condemned by the Italian Catholic church and the entire film was held from release until the segment was edited slightly. It is not, however, in any way, blasphemous.)


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