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Smog, Movie, 1962 IMDB

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50sParis NL

2016-05-24 16:13

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I found this to be a really interesting and well-made Italian movie by director Franco Rossi. If you're interested in '60s Los Angeles and architecture, see it if you can.

The laconic and moody Smog (1962, 35 mm, 88 min.) is a little-known film from director Franco Rossi that presents a compelling outsider's perspective, following Italian attorney Vittorio Ciocchetti (Enrico Maria Salerno) through two days in the City of Angels. Stumbling upon several expatriates from his homeland, Ciocchetti is shown the vast and enigmatic city through their eyes, from Los Angeles International Airport and Pierre Koenig's Stahl Residence (both newly built) to the oil wells of Culver City. Ciocchetti's encounters reveal a stark contrast between the liberated lifestyle of midcentury Los Angeles and the struggles of postwar Italy.

Rossi's depiction of Los Angeles is unique, devoid of sensationalism, and true to the city's eclectic mix of landscapes, cultures, social strata, and peculiar vocations. Smog was the first European film with the majority of its footage shot in Los Angeles, and Rossi and his screenwriters spent three months of preproduction absorbing the city's atmosphere. Shooting included several significant locations, particularly newly built architectural experiments, that do not appear in the final film. However, these omitted scenes are referenced in various reviews from the 1960s and '70s, which detail different iterations of the film, title, and credit changes as well as stalled international distribution deals.

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50sParis NL

2016-05-24 17:07

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It would be a good idea if someone more knowledgeable about American cars watched this movie; many background cars are not included and they might be rare or interesting

electra225 IT

2016-06-02 16:02

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How did you get it ? I didn't find it on Ebay. I just noticed it is available on Youtube.

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50sParis NL

2016-06-02 17:46

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electra225 wrote How did you get it ? I didn't find it on Ebay. I just noticed it is available on Youtube.

I believe there is only a trailer on Youtube. I can send you the film but only have this poor copy, I don't think it is available on VHS or DVD

electra225 IT

2016-06-02 17:58

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I really would like to have it. Are you minding to send it to me as a file ? If you have any expenses I would be happy to refund you. Let me know. Don't worry about the quality. I am used to such problems. Tell me what you need, please.

50sParis NL

2016-06-02 18:28

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electra225 wrote I really would like to have it. Are you minding to send it to me as a file ? If you have any expenses I would be happy to refund you. Let me know. Don't worry about the quality. I am used to such problems. Tell me what you need, please.

I you can provide me with an email address I'll send you a download link

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electra225 IT

2016-06-02 18:43

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electra225 IT

2016-06-03 05:16

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Thank you. I will copy it tomorrow.

electra225 IT

2016-06-03 15:35

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Hy. I have it. The quality is better than I expected.

MERCI BEAUCOUP !!!

50sParis NL

2016-06-03 16:11

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electra225 wrote Hy. I have it. The quality is better than I expected.

MERCI BEAUCOUP !!!

:beer:

Corkeyandpals US

2018-06-01 02:31

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Aircraft at: http://impdb.org/index.php?title=Smog

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