Robert Bellissimo At The Movies is a Video Podcast where I will be exploring the many different ways that stories are told on film. If you’re looking to learn about the art of cinema this is the video podcast for you.
Italian Classic Movies That You Need To Know: Nights Of Cabiria
August 2, 2022
In this episode, which is a part of my series, Italian Classic Movies That You Need To Know, we review Nights Of Cabiria (1957), which was directed by Federico Fellini and starred Giulietta Masina. My guest was James, host of "20th And 21st Movies"
Italian Classic Movies That You Need To Know: The Canterbury Tales
July 30, 2022
In this episode, which is a part of my series, Italian Classic Movies That You Need To Know, we review The Canterbury Tales (1972), which was directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. He also wrote the screenplay, which was adapted from THE CANTERBURY TALES book of short stories by Geoffrey Chaucer.
In this episode, which is a part of my series, Movie Reviews, we review A New Leaf, which was directed by Elaine May. May also wrote the screenplay based on the short story, "The Green Heart" by Jack Ritchie! My guest is Adam Schartoff who has a fantastic podcast called Filmwax Radio.
Italian Classic Movies That You Need To Know: Red Desert (Il Deserto Rosso)
July 23, 2022
In this episode, which is a part of my series, Italian Classic Movies That You Need To Know, we review Red Desert (Il Deserto Rosso), which was released in 1964. It was directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starred Monica Vitti and Richard Harris. This film is often described as the emotional breakdown of a woman because of the environment she lives in. However, we see it more as an exploration of mental health struggles, based on Monica Vitti's character's car accident and other factors. My guest is Actress/Writer Kathy Rupcic.
Born To Win
In this episode, we review Born To Win (1971), which was directed by Ivan Passer and starred George Segal, Karen Black, Robert De Niro, Hector Elizondo, Jay Fletcher & Paula Prentiss. This film was part of the public domain for years and the only way you could see it was on TV or on bad prints of it on DVD and VHS. Recently a new restored Blu-Ray was released of the film by Fun City Editions, which are a boutique label that restores and releases Blu-Rays and vinyl records. My guest for this episode was Jonathan Hertzberg who created Fun City Editions. We discuss his background working in theatrical distribution at Kino Lorber, why people become physical media collectors, film restorations, why he wanted to start his own label and of course Born To Win.