This time on the podcast, Scott is joined by David Blakeslee and Trevor Barrett to discuss Dino Risi’s Il Sorpasso.
About the film:
The ultimate Italian road comedy, Il sorpasso stars the unlikely pair of Vittorio Gassman and Jean-Louis Trintignant as, respectively, a waggish, freewheeling bachelor and the straitlaced law student he takes on a madcap trip from Rome to Tuscany. An unpredictable journey that careers from slapstick to tragedy, this film, directed by Dino Risi, is a wildly entertaining commentary on the pleasures and consequences of the good life. A holy grail of commedia all’italiana, Il sorpasso is so fresh and exciting that one can easily see why it has long been adored in Italy.
Buy The Film On Amazon:
- Il Sorpasso (1962) – The Criterion Collection
- Il sorpasso: Italy, Dark and Light – From the Current- The Criterion Collection
- Il sorpasso: The Joys of Disillusionment – From the Current- The Criterion Collection
- Sex and the Italian Driver – From the Current – The Criterion Collection
- Il Sorpasso (1962) – IMDb
- Il Sorpasso – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Scott Nye (Twitter / Battleship Pretension)
- David Blakeslee (Twitter / Criterion Reflections)
- Trever Berrett (Twitter / Mookse and Gripes)
Next time on the podcast: Marcel Carné’s Port of Shadows
Music from this episode is by Dean Martin (“King of the Road”) and Edoardo Vianello (“Guarda Come Dondolo”)