|CHAINS (1949, Raffaello Matarazzo)|
|TORMENTO (1950, Matarazzo)|
|NOBODY'S CHILDREN (1952, Matarazzo)|
|THE WHITE ANGEL (1955, Matarazzo)|
The Matarazzo set is receiving its due praise, most notably over at the New York Times, where David Kehr hails the "Mozartian grace" of the films. I chose the frame grabs based on the simple-minded fact that "to understand" is one of the few Italian words I can, uh, capisce.
Links to the aforementioned reviews will follow tomorrow. Until then, I will confess that I'm a Matarazzo convert and look forward to checking out the other two films Criterion has made available via their Hulu channel. This set best exemplifies the goal of the Eclipse line: introducing a heretofore forgotten body of work to American audiences.