Umberto D. (2014)

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Re: Umberto D. (2014)

Postby Heksagon » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:21 am

ITALIANO wrote:Most unnecessary remake ever, I'd say...


I'd say this title goes to Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho. But this one would be pretty close, though, if it gets done (hopefully not).

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Re: Umberto D. (2014)

Postby ITALIANO » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:41 pm

You are great :D

I will watch it. There are several theories on this crisis of course, and they are all widely discussed in Italy - on a daily basis. But I'm sure that this guy-s theory is very interesting.

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Re: Umberto D. (2014)

Postby Greg » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:07 pm

ITALIANO wrote:No well, the unemployment rate is about 12%, which is still high of course, and the Euro isn't the real responsible of that, certainly not the only responsible.

But the movie won't have anything to do with Italy, anyway.


Here is a condensed video of a lecture given in Cagliari by someone named Warren Mosler, who is an expert in this field, that explains what I am talking about. Yes, it is not relevant to this proposed Umberto D. movie; but, you might be interested in watching what he has to say if you have 20 minutes of time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPbgbr2Mk6I
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Re: Umberto D. (2014)

Postby Big Magilla » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:20 pm

ksrymy wrote:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327604/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
I just saw Umberto D. for the first time, and I cannot even begin to think of how anyone would try to remake it. Are they going to switch the political climate to the Berlusconi era or something?


Not when it's set in NYC.

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Re: Umberto D. (2014)

Postby ITALIANO » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:04 pm

Greg wrote:
ksrymy wrote:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327604/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
Are they going to switch the political climate to the Berlusconi era or something?


Well, Italy, like Spain and Greece, has something like 25% unemployment and an army of the homeless now that it has abandoned the Lira (its own currency) and adopted the Euro. The leaders of the European Central Bank are truly engaging in crimes against humanity.



No well, the unemployment rate is about 12%, which is still high of course, and the Euro isn't the real responsible of that, certainly not the only responsible.

But the movie won't have anything to do with Italy, anyway.

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Re: Umberto D. (2014)

Postby Sonic Youth » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:31 pm

Wonderful news! I always felt Umberto D. would be better in color and a revised ending. How about, before Umberto considers jumping onto the tracks, a guardian angel comes down from heaven and shows him what Rome would be like had he never been born?
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Re: Umberto D. (2014)

Postby FilmFan720 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:26 pm

Looks like its set in NYC.
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Re: Umberto D. (2014)

Postby Greg » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:25 pm

ksrymy wrote:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327604/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
Are they going to switch the political climate to the Berlusconi era or something?


Well, Italy, like Spain and Greece, has something like 25% unemployment and an army of the homeless now that it has abandoned the Lira (its own currency) and adopted the Euro. The leaders of the European Central Bank are truly engaging in crimes against humanity.
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Re: Umberto D. (2014)

Postby ITALIANO » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:07 pm

Most unnecessary remake ever, I'd say...

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Umberto D. (2014)

Postby ksrymy » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:44 pm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327604/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

I don't know how the hell they are going to try and pull this off. It has one of the most massive cinematic shadows hanging over it. I just saw Umberto D. for the first time, and I cannot even begin to think of how anyone would try to remake it. Are they going to switch the political climate to the Berlusconi era or something?

All I know is that this is disappointing though Dominic Chianese (Junior from The Sopranos) is a good actor and a good casting choice.
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