by Michael Traversa "Funny how?" Just like that, with a simple, menacing, only half-joking line uttered in Martin Scorsese's masterpiece Goodfellas, Joe Pesci became an instant icon. Probably among the most well-regarded Italian-American in cinema, Pesci has become an inspiration for many that followed in his footsteps.   He won an Oscar fo...

In febbraio inaugura, negli spazi del centro espositivo Pake la mostra "Trovare l'America" - nata da un libro a cura di Linda Barret Osborne e Paolo Battaglia (con la premessa di Martin Scorsese) e realizzata appositamente per Castelvetro. Un modo per sviluppare e analizzare insieme quello che è stato un fenomeno storico di importanza straordinaria...

Luchino Visconti was one of the greatest artists in the history of cinema. He had a fascinating life, which was intertwined with many different strands of European art and culture.   Visconti came from the Milanese branch of one of Europe's oldest families, whose roots can be traced back to the early 13th century. He might have appeared as a...

Martin Scorsese loves his "Mean Streets" — and he doesn't want them messed up by shiny condo towers or pricy boutique hotels.   The legendary director of gritty Big Apple films like "Gangs of New York" and "Taxi Driver" is going to war over new development along the Bowery. He's terrified it will turn his beloved old neighborhood into a blan...

di Maurita Cardone   È il frutto di una storia talmente eccezionale che perfino l'autore stenta a crederci. Il libro Trovare l'America (nella meno poetica versione inglese, Explorers Emigrants Citizens), a cura di Linda Barrett Osborne e Paolo Battaglia, nasce dalla collaborazione tra Battaglia, editore e graphic designer modenese, e la Libr...

by Nick Romano   On Saturday night, April 25th, the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival closed out its festivities with a Goodfellas reunion. While director Martin Scorsese couldn't attend, writer Nicholas Pileggi — who cowrote the screenplay with Scorsese and penned the book Wiseguy which was the basis for the film — joined principal cast members Ro...

by Kevin Jagernauth   With so many projects on the go at once, perhaps it's not surprising to hear Martin Scorsese share the following sentiment: "... I've never been on vacation. I began with my wife Helen. And with my daughter Francesca, who's turning fourteen. Now I'm taking a break for a week, a week and a half.   We might go and...

Italian Americans have had an indelible impact on the fabric of American culture which manifests itself in diverse ways, both encompassing veritable attributes of the culture and also promulgating enduring stereotypes. Today, let's take a look at the Italian American influence on American film and some great opportunities you have to understand thi...

No art more than cinema has helped to shape the relationship between Italy and the United States. Cinema has been for the relationship between the two countries a fundamental vehicle of cultural exchange, an imaginative means of historical and social description, and a very strong device of communication and mutual influence. Cinema is also one of...

Described by Martin Scorsese as "the most precious moment of film history," Rome Open City (Roma città aperta) is filmmaker Roberto Rossellini's revelation—a harrowing drama about the Nazi occupation of Rome and the brave few who struggled against it. New 4K digital restoration! (Italy, 1945)    Date: Friday, February 20, 2015 - Thursda...