Writing a masterpiece… Umberto D. (1952)

  “No doubts one’s first and most superficial reaction to everyday reality is that it is tedious. Until we are able to overcome some moral and intellectual laziness, in fact, this reality will continue to appear uninteresting.  One shouldn’t be astonished that the cinema has always felt the natural, unavoidable necessity to insert a ‘story’ in the reality to make it exciting and spectacular”…

Words by Cesare Zavattini – Umberto D.‘s (1952) story and screenplay writer.  

To be continued…

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