:: Tuesday, 25 February 2003 ::
So Very Sad
This beautiful beautiful man, this great actor, fabulous person. No more him means a lot less good.
He was hilarious, fall down funny in so many Italian films. I Vitelloni is fantastic. And so deeply moving too. In a gorgeous Italian language version film of Moliere's Il Malato Imaginario he does a scene talking to a swallow that is so touching. So beautiful. Perfect. And he does scenes of enemas. Laffs.
But in English he made a beautiful war movie with David Niven called "The Best of Enemies which featured an exchnage something like this:
Toffy Major Niven is forcing the captured Italians in some blasted part of North Africa to build latrines.
Major Sordi gets upset: The Romans were building aqueducts while you people were still painting yourselves blue!
Always loved that. Funny cos it's true.
Man, oh man. I think a bit of my heart has broken off. He's Alberto Sordi. Rome.
Jeebus, they will be in mourning.
:: WB 5:53 am [link+] ::