From a Roman Balcony

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From a Roman Balcony
From a Roman Balcony.jpg
Directed by Mauro Bolognini
Starring

Jean Sorel

Lea Massari
Music by Piero Piccioni
Cinematography Aldo Scavarda
Edited by Nino Baragli
Release date
1960
Language Italian

From a Roman Balcony (also known as Pickup in Rome and The Crazy Day) is a 1960 drama film directed by Mauro Bolognini.[1] It is a co-production between Italy (where it was released as La giornata balorda) and France (where it is known as Ça s'est passé à Rome).

The film is based on several tales by Alberto Moravia, who collaborated on the screenplay. The Italian theatrical release suffered several censorship problems, including the blocking of screenings, and a criminal complaint against director Bolognini and screenwriters Moravia and Pier Paolo Pasolini.[2]

The film was released on an Italian Region 2 DVD by A&R Productions in April 2014.

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Censorship[edit]

When La Giornata Balorda was first released in Italy in 1960 the Committee for the Theatrical Review of the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities rated it as VM16: not suitable for children under 16. In addition, the committee imposed the following scenes will be deleted: 1) the scene in which Davide and Marina hug each other in the room where the dead body lies (reel 4); 2) the scene on the terrace, in which Marina offers herself to David taking off her shirt (reel 5); 3) the scene in the woods, in which David and Freja lie on the ground and he starts undressing; 4) The scene where they remain lying next to each other after sexual intercourse must be shortened; 5) in the song the following sentence must be deleted: “... if your mother is a prostitute you are the daughter of a bitch... (page 8)”; 6) the following sentences must be deleted: Freja: “... you like women of your same age or prostitutes?”, Davide: “... well, after I paid the prostitutes, how am I going to find the other women... usually prostitutes (page 74).”[3] Document N° 32986 signed on 14 October 1960[4] by Minister Renzo Helfer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enrico Giacovelli. Un secolo di cinema italiano: 1900-1999. Lindau, 2002. 
  2. ^ Lino Micciché. Storia del cinema italiano: 1960. Bianco & nero, 2001. ISBN 8831778412. 
  3. ^ Italia Taglia Database of the documents produced by the Committee for the Theatrical Review of The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, from 1944 to 2000.
  4. ^ Italia Taglia Database of the documents produced by the Committee for the Theatrical Review of The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, from 1944 to 2000.

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