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Caitlin Black

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I'd heard of Montalbano actually. As soon as you said "Sicilian detective" that's what I thought of. My step-sister (who lives in England) has a fiance who is from Sicily, though I've never met him...

And I'm not opposed to buying movies based on Italy alone, even if I don't like the story. It's a language I want to learn and a place I want to go to someday, so in my mind any movie about Italy (preferably spoken in Italian) will be good whether or not I like the story.

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Okay, so I couldn't find any of those movies. Not a single title written in Italian in my local DVD store.

I'm going to try to find a place in the city that sells foreign movies (and hopefully books too!).
 

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Hey paisano, your DVD store sucks. Anyway, it's hard to pick a favorite Italian movie - we're talking about a nation with a massive cinematic legacy from Rossellini's neo-realism to Argento's "giallo" operatic horror to Fellini to modern classics like Gomorrah. Some that I've loved:
L'Avventura, a 1960s film by Antonioni
The Sicilian
La Dolce Vita and Juliet Of The Spirits (your requisite Fellini)
That should get you started. Buono appetito!
 

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Oh yeah, I forgot the classics... Antonioni, Fellini, Dario Argento.
It's such a pity that a country which such great art forms is falling so behind....
 

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I'm trying to reconnect with my Italiano knowledge base, so I just had to share this - from one of those How To Curse in Italian type books (I know, I have a guy sense of humor, but it's a good phrasebook. Hint: the bella on the back cover is holding fruit at a suggestive angle :D). In traffic you can yell "Ti conviene tornare sull'asino." :ROFL: You're essentially telling the driver s/he should commute to work on a donkey.
 

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Ciao a tutti!

(I tried asking for a favor in italian, but thought I better not. :D Here's the request though. ;) )
 

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I'm not Italian, but I have lots of Italo-Australian friends, AND I have visited Italy before - loved it!!

Oh, and Lacuna Coil are one of my favourite bands! :) Trying to teach myself to sing "Senzafine" so I can do a cover! :D
 

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I recently rediscovered an italian phrase - per guardare ancora fuori. I'd forgotten it meant as close as you can to "can't wait" or "looking forward to"
 

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Ciao

Ciao a tutti! Good to see an Italian thread.


Se qualcuno vuole fare due chiacchere, fammi sapere. :D
 

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I'm not Italian, but I have lots of Italo-Australian friends, AND I have visited Italy before - loved it!!

Oh, and Lacuna Coil are one of my favourite bands! :) Trying to teach myself to sing "Senzafine" so I can do a cover! :D

I agree completely. I worked there for few years. Italy is one of the most beautiful countries I have visited. And the Ice Creams are the best. :D
 

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Raj, tu vivo in Italia (adesso)? La mia Italiano è terrible, specialmente, dopo ho tornato Australia
 

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I recently rediscovered an italian phrase - per guardare ancora fuori. I'd forgotten it meant as close as you can to "can't wait" or "looking forward to"

No, sorry. "Can't wait" or "I look forward to" gets translated into "Non vedo l'ora."
 

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Ciao Lauretta e tutti! Sono portoricana, ma ho bisogno degli amici italiana per imparare la bella lingua Italiana!

Lo ho scritto bene?

Hahaha
 

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Ciao a tutti! Sto imparando l'italiano. Mio marito e Siciliano. I'm still not very good, unfortunately! I'd love to be able to speak it properly some day, it's such a beautiful language.
 

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Ciao ragazzi! :D Bé, io sono italiana (e vivo in Italia) per cui se aveste bisogno di aiuto con la lingua, sarò felice di darvi una mano. ^_^
 

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Finalmente ho trovato gl'italiani! Non sapevo dove fossero nascosti. Sono nata negli Stati Uniti, ma la mia famiglia è italiana, e l'italiano era l'unica lingua che sentivo fin'a quando cominciai la scuola a cinque anni.

Uno dei miei autori preferiti è Grazia Deledda. Canne al Vento è un capolavore.


Yeah, and me likes that pizza stuff, too.
 
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Il link che ti ho dato non funziona? Molto strano. Va bene. Il filo chiamato "Italiano!" sta sulla pagina 3 or 4 della forum International District.
 

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No no no. Il tuo link funziona perfecto. Il mio occhio non funziona perfecto, quando ho cercata. :p
 

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