Tue

26/06

Cinema Lumiere - Sala Officinema/Mastroianni > 18:30

VEDI NAPULE E PO’ MORI!

Eugenio Perego
Introduce

Anna Masecchia (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II)

Piano accompaniment by

Antonio Coppola

Projection
Info

Tuesday 26/06/2018
18:30

Subtitle

Original version with subtitles

VEDI NAPULE E PO’ MORI!

Film Notes

“I wasn’t even sixteen years old, but I was already quite requested for celebrations in the town square, I sang ‘a fronna ‘e limone’ (mocking songs) and sometimes I was asked to act in the ‘sceneggiate’. One day in Naples, I was waiting along with a bunch of unemployed artists for the providential ‘call’ in the Galleria Umberto, which someone had nicknamed ‘the louses’ umbrella’, when I saw two men coming my way. One was tall and slug-like, and the other was short and wearing little pince-nez glasses. They saw me and one cried to the other: ‘There he is, that’s him!’. I had a feeling they were cops. I had nothing to hide, but since you can never be sure, I made a faint attempt to flee. The big slug caught up to me, grabbed me by the nape of my neck and said: ‘Guagliò, te vo’ abbuscà trenta lire ‘o juorno pe’ na ventine e juorne?’ (Hey, boy, would you like to make thirty lire a day for twenty days?). ‘E ch’aggia fà?’ (For doing what?). ‘O frate e Leda Gys’ (Leda Gys’ brother). My fear dissolved into fascination and that’s how I debuted in cinema. The two men were Livio Pavanelli, the big slug who was almost two metres tall, and Perego, the film director who everyone called ‘’o Prufessore’ (The Professor)”. That is how Nino Taranto told the writer of his start in this film produced by Gustavo Lombardo, another jewel from Neapolitan popular film which saw Leda Gys as its uncontested queen and which was snubbed by critics with stupid disdain.

Vittorio Martinelli

 

Cast and Credits

Scen.: Eugenio Perego. F.: Vito Armenise. Int.: Leda Gys (Pupatella), Livio Pavanelli (Billy), Nino Taranto (il fratello di Pupatella). Prod.: Lombardo Film
35mm. L.: 1190 m. D.: 57’ a 18 f/s. Col.

[BUONA SERA SIGNORINA BONELLI]

Country: Italia
Running time: 1'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2018

EXCURSION EN ITALIE – DE NAPLES AU VÉSUVE

Year: 1904
Country: Francia
Running time: 4'
Film Version

Spanish intertitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2018

LA FESTA DEI GIGLI A NOLA

Year: 1909
Country: Italia
Running time: 1'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2018

[ITALIEN 1911 – NAPOLI]

Year: 1911
Country: Francia
Running time: 3'
Film Version

German intertitles

Sound
Mute
Edition
2018

[BUONA SERA FIORI]

Running time: 1'
Sound
Mute
Edition
2018