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What's your favorite film by Lina Wertmüller?

haven't seen any
9 (75%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
The Seduction of Mimi
0 (0%)
Love & Anarchy
0 (0%)
Swept Away
1 (8.3%)
Seven Beauties
2 (16.7%)
Blood Feud
0 (0%)
A Night Full of Rain
0 (0%)
A Joke of Destiny, Lying in Wait Around the Corner Like a Bandit
0 (0%)
Sotto... sotto
0 (0%)
Camorra (A Story of Streets, Women and Crime)
0 (0%)
Up to Date
0 (0%)
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
0 (0%)
Ciao, Professore!
0 (0%)
The Nymph
0 (0%)
Ferdinando e Carolina
0 (0%)
Francesca and Nunziata
0 (0%)

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Wertmüller, Lina
« on: June 21, 2011, 11:21:37 AM »
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Re: Wertmüller, Lina - Director's Best
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 09:42:27 PM »
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Re: Wertmüller, Lina
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2022, 09:45:14 PM »
1. Seven Beauties
2. Swept Away
3. The Seduction of Mimi

4. Love and Anarchy


Wertmüller made political films with sex woven into the discussion before making relationship dramas with social and political arguments woven into the sex. I don't have a deep enough understanding for the politics and the sex is confrontational in an interesting way, but also very difficult to come to an opinion on without some discussion. On one hand it's about power, not romance or eroticism, but it's also broad enough to be awkward above anything else.

Spike Lee is a fan, and I see a clear line from Wertmüller's idea of comedy to the most awkward moments in Lee's work.

I was planning to watch A Night Full of Rain, but after my mini-marathon and 20 minutes of Rain, I was ready for something different.