Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A PLACE IN THE SUN

Viewers of Un Posto Al Sole will not be dazzled by fake, luxurious scenes à-la-Beautiful, however: instead, they will behold a cocktail of 50% intrigue and the other 50%, crafted stories passed off as real-life drama, inspired by socially relevant issues, in any event. There will be no parties and exclusive clubs here. 
The secret of its success, is precisely this: produced by the public television center in Naples (RAI Napoli) and FremantleMedia, a British television production and distribution company, viewers get a slice of life sprinkled with enticing love stories, intrigue and comedy, all perfectly woven together each evening to create the right dose of suspense, when suddenly the theme song plays and the credits start rolling, and viewers can’t wait to tune in the following evening for the next episode, just as they have been doing for 20 years.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

NEAPOLITAN CAROUSEL

There is no doubt that Ettore Giannini  is in love with Naples and is wearing his heart where it can easily be seen in pleasing shades of Technicolor. His Neapolitan saga, roughly covering three centuries up to the present, is bridged by the intermittent appearances of a homeless, impecunious but happy hurdy-gurdy man's family. 
There are, to summarize, five ballet numbers executed by the Marquis de Cuevas company, the African Ballet of Keita Fodeba and the Rome Opera Theatre. And, as noted in the credits, the voices of such famed talents as Beniamino Gigli make the "singers" on screen sound impressive in such standards as "Santa Lucia," "Funiculi, Funicula" and "O Sole Mio."
Since "Carousel" first saw the light of day in 1954, it can be listed as among the first films to feature Sophia Loren.

Friday, October 7, 2016

THE EGYPTIAN COLLECTION

The MANN (National Archaeological Museum in Naples) is going to experiment what everyone interested in cultural heritage and archaeology in Italy was waiting for: the reopening of its Egyptian collection after five years of closing due to structural adjustment works.
The collection has its “natural home” in five rooms that will be now thematic for an easy and enjoyable fruition, and take their name by the story the artefacts tell and recall to the memory: Men and Pharaohs, the Tomb and funerary equipment, Mummification, the Magic and religious world, Egypt in Campania.
The selection kept by the great Southern museum is wide and variegated and counts more than 1200 objects, a series of artefacts born with the Borgia-Picchianti collection in the first decades of the XIX century.