Tuesday, March 24, 2015

HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


Can you believe I hadn't seen a Sophia Loren film until this week (not counting "Nine")? Thanks to Hit me with your best shot, I was able to rectify that embarrassing oversight through Vittorio De Sica's anthology film "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow". As it turned out, it was a wonderful introduction to the actress in her prime. The film's highly amusing characters and scenarios provided a great showcase for her comic gifts, as well as that of Marcello Mastroianni.

The film is divided into 3 shorts, titled after Loren's character in each - Adelina, Anna and Mara. In selecting my best shot then, I tried to choose images that captured the essence of each segment.

Click below for my favourite shots from "Adelina of Naples", "Anna of Milan" and "Mara of Rome" respectively...


"Be fruitful and multiply."


"Cool as a cucumber."

"Flames of desire."

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