Sunday, 14 October 2007

Il Postino, Massimo Troisi and the power of the metaphor

When I first saw this movie there were so many things that moved me. First of all, memories of Naples, the local dialect and the people there (oh yes, Massimo Troisi is a master at conveying the magic of Naples!). Then it was the soundtrack which was so emotive and formed an organic whole with the movie. The poetry of it, with Pablo Neruda and the way he instructed Troisi to use metaphors in order to conquer his beloved Maria Grazia Cucinotta (what a woman!) saying things like "your smile spreads like a butterfly". Oh yes, my heart is so close to all the things this movie says...


Maria Grazia Cucinotta

Il postino script (English translation)
Il Postino - Wikipedia