Dear Shaded Viewers,

As much as I love Italians and Italy in general I’ve never learned the language so I can only partially appreciate this film.I’ve seen many of the films that are sound bytes here and if ever there was an actress that I admired, it was/is  Anna Magnani. She is not classically beautiful but she has so much character and passion that I find her someone that I just admire beyond words. So, if you speak Italian you will get more out of this…

Thank you Marco de Rivera for sending me the link. Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani were in The Fugitive Kind, they hated each other, egos I guess, and the film is kind of a B Movie but I liked it anyway because I love both of them.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.