• Dino Risi’s Il sorpasso, coming out next week in a Criterion edition, was an inspiration for Alexander Payne’s Oscar-winning Sideways. Being such a fan of the film, which is beloved in Italy but underappreciated here in the U.S., Payne agreed to sit down with us to talk about it for the release. In the following excerpt from the interview, Payne discusses the film’s importance in the road movie genre, how he came to love it, and the brilliance of Risi’s moviemaking.

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  • By RegoCinephile
    April 24, 2014
    09:42 AM

    Love it. I'm so excited for this one, and thankful to Criterion for releasing it! I'm sure many Americans otherwise would never have seen it.