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Tom Piazza

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I Vitelloni: A Trip to the Station

In the long dream of image and spectacle that was Federico Fellini’s career, I Vitelloni occupies a nodal point. Filmed in 1953, between the brilliant but somewhat superficial The White Sheik (1952) and his first fully characteristic work, La Strad…

By Tom Piazza

The Devil and Daniel Webster:
The Devil Gets The Best Lines

Director William Dieterle’s 1941 film adaptation of Stephen Vincent Benét’s short story, “The Devil and Daniel Webster‚” is a melodramatic fever dream, a hallucinatory tour de force in which marvelous, evocative effects and extraordinary p…

By Tom Piazza