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John Turturro's "Passione"

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

John Turturro discusses his film “Passione,” an ode to the music and people of Naples, Italy. It premieres June 22 at Film Forum.

Guests:

John Turturro

Comments [5]

dboy from nyc

John Turturro is fantastic!

Also, check out the great contemporary avant garde chitarrista napoletano, Marco Capelli, http://www.marcocappelli.com/

Jun. 27 2011 11:06 AM
Ronald Russell from Los Angeles

Naples is a wild city. Huge amounts of traffic, pedestrians, and crime; but, it's an exciting city.

During WWII it was one of the worst cities you could live in: run with a firm fist by the Nazis, constantly bombed by the Allies and then after the liberation by the Luftwaffe, no food, no water, no sanitation.

The Nazi's during their retreat, in 1943, planned to blow up every single building, except churches. But the Neapolitans rose up and battled Nazi machine guns with brooms and kitchen knifes.

Author of "Don Carina"
http://www.DonCarina.com

Jun. 23 2011 05:55 PM
John Domini from Des Moines, IA, & Naples.

John Turturro has done a great service to a wickedly neglected and misrepresented culture. The music of Naples generates nothing less than transcendence for a troubled but fascinating city, and in the process has resulted in some of the most indelible melodies and pervasive rhythms in the urban West. *Complimenti, Signore Turturro.*

Jun. 22 2011 08:54 AM
Harvey from Hells Kitchen

I just saw John Truturro last night as the villan in "You Don't Mess With The Zohan." He was hysterical and one of the best things about the film.

Jun. 21 2011 01:25 PM
Julia from Brooklyn

I'll be there. Wouldn't miss a great film about music by one of the best actors on the face of the planet.

Jun. 20 2011 05:25 PM

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