In difficult times, wars, economic crashes, etc., cinema has been one of the most important outlets for the people, offering the necessary mass entertainment, moments of exaltation, real fun, something necessary to maintain optimism. Romance, comedy and comedy were the first choice …
Now, in the difficult times of the crown, cinema keeps its great importance – perhaps even greater, because it can come to our home, through the many options we now have.
So, for the next few days, we are proposing ten romantic films and comedies, unknown cinemas of cinema, mainly for the younger generations. Because classic films like “Casablanca”, “What the Wind Gets”, “Some Prefer It Hot” etc. may be a guarantee, but we have probably exhausted them in repetition.
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A delightful comedy by Billy Wilder (1961), in a screenplay co-written with close associate L. Diamond and starring the legendary James Cagney, in his latest starring appearance. The story takes us to Berlin during the Cold War, when Kagney is president of Coca-Cola, representing American capitalism. Terrible attacks, falling at gunpoint, refined humor, due to their political tone, satirizing communism and capitalism, but also the Nazi past of Germany.
I remarry my wife
A classic sci-fi comedy by the great Howard Hawks (1940), based on the well-known story of Hect McCarther's “First Page” fishing with a journalistic “seabass”) and starring Carrie Grant at his best and the excellent Rosalind Russell. Inexhaustible humor, frantic rhythms, the couple's chemistry and the clever script create one of the best comedies of all time.
You will not take them with you
Frank Capra's romantic comedy, which despite its years (produced in 1938) remains adorable. A wealthy businessman opposes his son's intention to marry a simple poor girl and is shocked by the eccentricities of her family members, who believe in man and the value of friendship and not in money. Once again, Capra hits people who have made money their god, while Lionel Barrymore's attack that people are afraid to start a family, invest, save, and some exploit fear to make a profit remains as relevant as ever. . Starring James Stewart and Gene Arthur.
Immortal romance of 1938, considered the forerunner of “What the Wind Takes”, brilliantly shot by William Weiler, starring Betty Davis and Henry Fonda. For many, if the film was in color, it could have stolen the glory from Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler. The unrestrained Davis justly won the Oscar.
Another example of an exemplary example of a 1940s comedy scroll by George Cukor, starring Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart and Carrie Grant. The ups and downs of the actors, who really shine, fall by the wayside. Oscar for Stewart and the adapted screenplay, based on the play of the same name, which was then performed on Broadway.
River Without Return
A satisfying 1954 western movie, with strong doses of romance, as Marilyn Monroe meets Robert Mitcham and his little son and they have to go down a raging river to escape their pursuers. Flawless direction by Otto Premiger. Ideal for the whole family.
Cleo from 5 to 7
The masterpiece of Anies Varda (1962), one of the best films of the nouvelle vague, starring the not so well known but really wonderful and adorable Corinne Marsan. A two-hour life of a rising singer who wanders around Paris waiting for the results of cancer tests. Varda discreetly and quietly comments on the position of women, stereotypes, human relations, and even the war in Algeria, in a moving film that has one of the most beautiful and hopeful finale in the history of cinema.
Scent of a Woman
No, it's not about the American success with Pacino, but about the original and unsurpassed bitter comedy of the leading master Dino Rizzi, with the amazing Vittorio Gassman in the role of the blind officer. In Rizzi's film (1974) we see Italy that we adored and of course we enjoy Gasman in one of the roles of his life, which gave him the award for acting in Cannes.
A pandemonium of colors and emotions in the film by Michael Powell and American Presberger (1947). The perfectionism of its creators manages to elevate the powerful novel of the same name, turning it into a reference point in world cinema. The issue concerns the sending of female monks to the Himalayas, where difficult living conditions negatively affect their mental state. Paintings that look like paintings, a unique photograph of Cardiff, editing, lighting, art direction and interpretations reach the top and give one of the most charming films of all time. Starring Deborah Kerr.
When the Cranes Pass
Emotion and enjoyment from a 1957 Soviet production that also triumphed in the West. A classic love story during the years of World War II. Director Mikhail Kolatozov, along with the great cameraman Ususevsky, work wonders by creating unique lyrical images, with skillful shots that highlight the romance of the play. The protagonist Tatiana Samoilova, incomparable, gave rivers of tears to millions of spectators.