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Collections of random italophilia
« on: May 09, 2019, 22:20 »
Collections of random italophilia:
a thread for sharing pictures, tweets, statements and commentaries from the outside world (ie people not on velorooms) etc

Here's a start - the most classy GC contender, the one with his name most times on the sensa fine, and his team, at the introduction:

https://twitter.com/giroditalia/status/1126593437061353472

Vai! *it
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  • Drummer Boy

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    Re: Collections of random italophilia
    « Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 02:58 »
    I don't understand what this thread is for. :slow

    Someone please clarify.  :D
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    Re: Collections of random italophilia
    « Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 07:55 »
    I don't understand what this thread is for. :slow

    Someone please clarify.  :D




     ;) :D
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  • "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.

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    Re: Collections of random italophilia
    « Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 13:28 »
     OK, so I've just seen this over on CN and think it is probably a perfect fit for this thread.....................





    ................If not for the DS, mechanic and all the tools and tech.
    Great for stopping Bahrain riders from quitting the race mid stage though.:D
    Or maybe it's to get Nibali back up to the peloton without getting caught by the helicopter camera? :lol
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    Re: Collections of random italophilia
    « Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 13:46 »
    I don't understand what this thread is for. :slow

    Someone please clarify.  :D

    I think I've got the gist of this thread and this is my contribution to it.

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    Re: Collections of random italophilia
    « Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 14:41 »
    I think I've got the gist of this thread and this is my contribution to it.


    :fp
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  • . . .He had the bit between his teeth, and he loiked the taste, mate . . .

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    Re: Collections of random italophilia
    « Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 15:26 »
    Coffee, anyone?

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    Re: Collections of random italophilia
    « Reply #7 on: May 11, 2019, 15:35 »














    I guess I really must have love for Italy  :)
    Especially Italian cinema, I guess.


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  • "Paris-Roubaix is the biggest cycling race in the world, bigger than the Tour de France, bigger than any other bike race" (Sir Bradley Wiggins)

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    Re: Collections of random italophilia
    « Reply #8 on: May 11, 2019, 19:23 »
    That Sophia Loren still - I think I remember that film. Or it reminds me of one I saw - Loren plays a mother with a teenage daughter. The daughter gets raped by soldiers, or maybe they both do. Italian language film. Meh, she probably made so many dozens of movies that I've connected it to the wrong film.
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    Re: Collections of random italophilia
    « Reply #9 on: May 12, 2019, 00:42 »
    I think I've got the gist of this thread and this is my contribution to it.



    Well I'm looking rather silly posting this as something I like about Italy. It turns out it was originally Australian but given the name "Dolmio" to make it sound more Italian
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    Re: Collections of random italophilia
    « Reply #10 on: May 12, 2019, 23:31 »
    That Sophia Loren still - I think I remember that film. Or it reminds me of one I saw - Loren plays a mother with a teenage daughter. The daughter gets raped by soldiers, or maybe they both do. Italian language film. Meh, she probably made so many dozens of movies that I've connected it to the wrong film.

    It's the right film: La Ciociara by Vittorio De Sica (1960). I think the English title is "Two Women". I recently watched it as well. Sophia really impressed me. So much energy and determination playing a courageous mother. I saw several other films with her which didn't impress me that muh. That's the film where I realise she had amazing talent. It's based on a true story of mass rapes around Monte Cassino during the 1944 Liberation of Italy, perpetrated by Moroccan "Goumiers" fighting for the French army. Some would that it's racist because the perpetrators are Moroccans and obviously there had mass rapes in any wars and perpetrated by many different armies but still it's based on historical facts.

    Sophia got an Academy Award for this and a prize at the Cannes festival. It was the first Academy Award for a foreign actress in a foreign film. The daughter was played by Eleonora Brown, Italian actress with an American father. Great supporting role for Jean-Paul Belmondo as well. Well a magnificent film overall! :cool
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