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    Reader comments on Respiro

    Subject: this is a very poor review of a great movie
    Date: Jun 29, 2003
    Sender: marcoPrevious | Next

    Mr. Blake probably saw the film while having dinner or while being on the phone. He missed completely the main idea of the author, which is "will we ever be free?". All the things that Grazia likes doing are for some reason deemed disreputable by the other villagers and the same members of her family. The difference between her and them is that she does not accept the rules that keep the small community together. She feels just like one of the dogs kept in the prison. The problem is though, that once freed, they will have to die.
    Grazia and her husband do not look beautiful like hollywood stars do, as Mr. Blake suggests. they look beautiful because they look simple, human and torn by passions.
    And for you to know, it is a common practice, in the south of italy to ride a vespa like Grazia and her 2 kids do. The one who does not know this is the policeman, who in fact is an Italian from the north. So, in this case, he is the one unaware of the local traffic rules. But we don't expect mr. Blake to know about this do we?
    This is a wonderful film with really good actors and some memorable moments of filming, and it surely deserved the praise received.

    Editor's note: Leslie (Hoban) Blake is a woman. Aside from that, I appreciate your comments.

    Joshua Tanzer

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    Comment index:

  • wonderful movie   from tommy, Jun 2, 2003
  • Respiro   from Duncan, Jun 8, 2003
  • Re: Respiro   from , Jun 23, 2003
  • » this is a very poor review of a great movie «   from marco, Jun 29, 2003
  • translation   from nancy, Nov 11, 2003
  • Re: translation   from Molly, Feb 28, 2004
  • missed entire point!   from stacey, Apr 9, 2004
  • Re: missed entire point!   from Joe, Jun 8, 2005
  • [no subject]   from Jay, Aug 14, 2004
  • Choking on too much beauty   from kit, Nov 27, 2004
  • Strange that Cannes favored it...   from Michael Cstaz, Jun 24, 2005
  • [no subject]   from , Oct 30, 2006
  • reviewer should do research   from anna, Jan 19, 2008
  • I agree   from Lena, Feb 24, 2008
  • She is clearly ill   from Pat T, May 18, 2008
  • wonderful movie   from tommy, Jun 2, 2003
  • Respiro   from Duncan, Jun 8, 2003
  • Re: Respiro   from , Jun 23, 2003
  • » this is a very poor review of a great movie «   from marco, Jun 29, 2003
  • translation   from nancy, Nov 11, 2003
  • Re: translation   from Molly, Feb 28, 2004
  • missed entire point!   from stacey, Apr 9, 2004
  • Re: missed entire point!   from Joe, Jun 8, 2005
  • [no subject]   from Jay, Aug 14, 2004
  • Choking on too much beauty   from kit, Nov 27, 2004
  • Strange that Cannes favored it...   from Michael Cstaz, Jun 24, 2005
  • [no subject]   from , Oct 30, 2006
  • reviewer should do research   from anna, Jan 19, 2008
  • I agree   from Lena, Feb 24, 2008
  • She is clearly ill   from Pat T, May 18, 2008