Criterion Reflections – Episode 92 – Francesco Rosi’s The Mattei Affair and Lina Wertmüllers The Seduction of Mimi

Criterion Reflections is David Blakeslee’s ongoing project to watch all of the films included in the Criterion Collection in chronological order of their original release. This fourth season of the podcast features conversations about movies that originally premiered in 1972 and were destined to eventually receive the Criterion imprimatur. In this episode, David is joined by Jason Beamish to discuss The Mattei Affair, directed by Francesco Rosi, and The Seduction of Mimi, directed by Lina Wertmüller.

Francesco Rosi

The Mattei Affair

Enrico Mattei

Lina Wertmüller

The Seduction of Mimi

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David Blakeslee

David hosts the Criterion Reflections podcast, a series that reviews the films of the Criterion Collection in their chronological order of release. The series began in 2009 and those essays (covering the years 1921-1967) can be found via the website link provided below. In March 2016, the blog transferred to this site, and in August 2017, the blog changed over to a podcast format. David also contributes to other reviews and podcasts on this site. He lives near Grand Rapids, Michigan and works in social services. Twitter / Criterion Reflections

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