Il SorpassoIt’s always a great deal of fun, and it’s always — for me in particular — very insightful, to discuss films with the folks over at The CriterionCast. This episode I joined host Scott Nye and my Eclipse Viewer co-host David Blakeslee to discuss Dino Risi’s 1962 film, Il Sorpasso, a film I hadn’t seen before preparing for this episode but that I’m now a big fan of.

The film stars Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant and is called an Italian road comedy, though there’s much more to it than that. Highly recommended!

I hope you enjoy the conversation.

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By |2015-01-29T16:28:34-04:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Dino Risi, Podcast|Tags: |2 Comments


  1. Scott W. January 6, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    An enormously fun film until it isn’t. And what great music!

  2. Trevor Berrett January 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I agree! I loved the music, both because it is trite and catchy and fun — just the kind of music that is perfect for a summer holiday :-) .

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