A SUCCESSFUL MAN (Humberto Solás, 1985)

A Cuban The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970) that enlists some of the style of Luchino Visconti’s The Damned (1969), Un hombre de éxito is largely a sweeping, although carefully detailed portrayal of upper-class extravagance and decadence, and middle-class opportunism, during the last gasps of Machado’s increasingly censorial presidency and the long nightmare of Batista’s vicious […]

VARIETY LIGHTS (Alberto Lattuada, Federico Fellini, 1950)

Since he is credited first and his wife, Carla Del Poggio, co-stars, we may assume that Alberto Lattuada is the co-director of Luci del varietà who counts more heavily; but, since the hectic atmosphere surrounding the vaudeville troupe resembles that of a circus (Fellini came up with the story from which he, Lattuada, Tullio Pinelli […]