Loquis: Anita Ekberg for Boccaccio

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Anita Ekberg for Boccaccio


Published on:  2018-02-28 18:04:00

  Rome in the Movies

Between the metaphor and the satire, the film «Boccaccio 70» of 1962 is in four episodes directed by Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli and Luchino Visconti.In the foreign edition, the episode directed by Monicelli was eliminated from production; three other directors for solidarity refused to go to the fifteenth Cannes Film Festival, where the film was presented out of competition inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio’s novels, each episode focuses on sex in Italy in the sixties, a period of economic boom and great changes In the episode directed by Fellini, Antonio Mazzuolo is an intransigent puritanist moralist, disturbed by the female body and by the provocations of the mass media In a scene in front of his boy scouts he tells how when he was young he was scandalized by the naked body of a woman , but is interrupted several times by deafening noises: there are some workers at work to mount a large billboard, on which stands the giant image of a beautiful woman lying on a sofa and dressed in a provocative dress, which advertises the nutritional qualities of milk, is Anita Ekberg. The billboard will be hoisted in Viale Shakespeare 9 in front of the Hotel dei Congressi.

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