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."|