|La poesia_il Postino|
Actor Massimo Troisi’s production offers topics for quite a few activities. For example, his first movie “Ricomincio da tre” is not only a masterpiece of Italian humor, but also a portrait of some typical Italian stereotypes (students did a research on this movie and watched it in class).
Also, Massimo Troisi is the main character in another blockbuster movie, “The Postman”. The DVD should be pretty easy to find, as it was distributed in the United States, where the film received many positive reviews. At the 68th Academy Awards (1995) Il Postino received five nominations and one Academy Award. One of the film’s main themes is poetry, so it offers the hint to have students study similitudes, rhymes, rhythm, vocabulary, alliteration and write original poems in Italian. See attached guidelines for videoclips and questions.
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