Salvatore Giuliano (film)

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Salvatore Giuliano
Salvatore Giuliano.jpg
Directed by Francesco Rosi
Produced by Franco Cristaldi
Written by Franceso Rosi
Suso Cecchi d'Amico
Enzo Provenzale
Franco Solinas
Starring Salvo Randone
Frank Wolff
Music by Piero Piccioni
Cinematography Gianni Di Venanzo
Release dates 1962
Running time 123 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

Salvatore Giuliano is a 1962 Italian film directed by Francesco Rosi. Shot in a neo-realist documentary, non-linear style, it follows the lives of those involved with the famous Sicilian bandit, Salvatore Giuliano. Giuliano is mostly off-screen during the film and appears most notably as a corpse.

Reception[edit]

Derek Malcolm called it "almost certainly the best film about the social and political forces that have shaped [Sicily,] that benighted island."[1] Gino Moliterno argued that "Rosi's highly original strategy in this landmark film is to aim at neither an "objective" journalistic documentary nor a fictional recreation but to employ as wide a range of disparate formal and stylistic elements as necessary to conduct a committed search for the truth that becomes, in a sense, its own narrative."[2]

David Gurevich said that "Rosi marries the neo-realist, black-and-white, populist aesthetic to the mad media circus of La Dolce Vita, tosses in some minimalist alienation from Antonioni, makes the film jump back and forth in time without any markers (so that you realize you're back in the present only a few minutes after you're already in a sequence), and makes his despair so infectious that we would probably be disappointed to know the truth."[3] Terrence Rafferty noted that "Salvatore Giuliano manages to sustain an almost impossible balance of immediacy and reflection: it's such an exciting piece of filmmaking that you might not realize until the end that its dominant tone is contemplative, even melancholy."[4]

Director Martin Scorsese listed Salvatore Giuliano as one of his twelve favorite films of all time.[5]


Credited cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Director: Francesco Rosi
  • Writing credits:
    • Suso Cecchi d'Amico
    • Enzo Provenzale
    • Franceso Rosi
    • Franco Solinas
  • Producer: Franco Cristaldi

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Malcolm, Derek (4 January 2001). "Francesco Rosi: Salvatore Giuliano". Guardian. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  2. ^ Moliterno, Gino (March 2003). "Francesco Rosi". Senses of Cinema. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  3. ^ a b Gurevich, David (2004). "Salvatore Giuliano". Images Journal. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  4. ^ Rafferty, Terrence (29 February 2004). "The Missing Title Character". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Scorsese’s 12 favorite films". Miramax.com. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Berlinale: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gesù Sebastiano (a cura di), Francesco Rosi, Giuseppe Maimone Editore, Catania 1993
  • Kezich Tullio e Sebastiano Gesù (a cura di), Salvatore Giuliano, Giuseppe Maimone Editore, Catania 1993

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