Allegro Non Troppo

Debussy, Dvorak, Ravel, Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Vivaldi all get to see their masterpieces turned into bawdy, earthy satire in Allegro Non Troppo, Brono Bozzetto's very Italian sendup of Fantasia. That pretty much says it all; the great Maurizio Nichetti plays "the Animator" to a pretentious Conductor, a hack Producer and an orchestra full of Old … Continue reading Allegro Non Troppo

Volere Volare

The lazy American way of describing this film would be "Roger Rabbit for adults." And while, yes, Volere Volare is a live action film interacting with animated cartoons, it's also a delightful and whimsical comedy by Italian filmmaker Maurizio Nichetti, whose work seems to have slipped into obscurity on the Western side of the Atlantic. … Continue reading Volere Volare