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    The Blitz Read: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers comebacks highlight wild Week 3  Sporting NewsGame-Winning Catch Has Brandin Cooks 'Thankful' to be a New England Patriot  Sports IllustratedCooks, Brady connection takes another step with game-winning play  Comcast SportsNet New EnglandBattered Patriots keep winning, Texans bemoan late collapse  FOXSports.comWhy 2017 means a lot of Work for Tom Brady  isportsweb.com (blog)Full coverage
  • Jaguars' Blake Bortles: Tosses four touchdowns 25/09/2017
    Jaguars' Blake Bortles: Tosses four touchdowns  CBSSports.comBears lock arms, Steelers remain inside for national anthem amid President Trump's comments  WLS-TVSunday's Best: The NFL Takes Over Wembley  NFL.comFull coverage
  • Dwyane Wade, Bulls Reach Contract Buyout After 1 Season in Chicago 25/09/2017
    Dwyane Wade, Bulls Reach Contract Buyout After 1 Season in Chicago  Bleacher ReportDwyane Wade gets buyout from Bulls and may be headed to Cavaliers  Washington PostDwyane Wade, Bulls agree on contract buyout, according to report  SB NationDwyane Wade confirms buyout agreement with Bulls, unsure of his next move  Chicago TribuneReport: Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wade reach agreement on buyout  NBCSports.comFull […]
  • United Seahawks determined to correct rough start to season 25/09/2017
    United Seahawks determined to correct rough start to season  NFL.comTitans look like a contender after pushing Seahawks around  ESPN (blog)Seahawks' Defense Struggled Against Titans, Giving Up Too Many Big Plays  Sports IllustratedSeahawks GameCenter: Live updates, highlights as Seattle faces big road test at Tennessee  Seattle TimesFull coverage
  • Redskins Gameday: Washington dominates Oakland in 27-10 win; players, Snyder link arms 25/09/2017
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  • New version of health-care bill will help Alaska and Maine — home of two holdout senators 25/09/2017
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  • 'Star Trek Discovery' EPs Alex Kurtzman & Akiva Goldsman On “Burnham's Dilemma” & Michelle Yeoh Shocker 25/09/2017
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  • Kushner Used Personal Email Account for Government Business 25/09/2017
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  • What NFL players, coaches are saying about Week 3 protests 25/09/2017
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  • Bills give Broncos first loss in 26-16 win 25/09/2017
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  • Milo Yiannopoulos Finally Spoke at Berkeley. But the Protesters Were Louder 25/09/2017
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  • Giants undone by self-made setbacks in loss to Eagles 25/09/2017
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Psichedelia, superomismo, pop art. E una jaguar nera. Successo per Cinelinguaggi

Caludio Gaetani a Cinelinguaggi

Caludio Gaetani a Cinelinguaggi

In bilico tra esercizio di stile, sperimentazione colta e distruzione auto-ironica, Diabolik di Mario Bava è uno di quei film capaci di scatenare il giudizio critico, fra detrattori inorriditi e cultori totali. Testimone ne è l’interessante dibattito che ne è scaturito alla fine della proiezione del secondo film proposto dalla rassegna Cinelinguaggi.

Caludio Gaetani a Cinelinguaggi

Caludio Gaetani a Cinelinguaggi

Una diatriba che nel corso degli anni non ha fatto altro che aumentare l’alone mitico dietro ad una pellicola frutto di un compromesso con il mega-produttore De Laurentiis, disposto a concedere un budget risicato ma avido di incasso immediato. Con 200 milioni di lire a disposizione – somma piuttosto bassa per gli standard dell’epoca – Bava distillò nella trasposizione dell’omonimo fumetto creato da Angela e Luciana Giussani tutta la sua passione e il suo mestiere. Ma non fu sufficiente, perché a fronte di un incasso in sala di 260 milioni il progetto di produrre un sequel venne immediatamente abbandonato.

Tralasciando stroncature feroci (tra tutte quella di Tullio Kezich, che considerava l’opera “uno dei più stupidi film degli anni Sessanta”) e scatenate riabilitazioni all’insegna di sopravvalutazioni cultural-artistiche, Diabolik va preso per quello che è: un lavoro orgogliosamente bislacco e stravagante figlio di un’epoca in cui convivevano l’impegno politico e iperrealistico alla Fernando Di Leo e la leggerezza strampalata e ultra-kitsch del Batman televisivo, quello con Adam West in calzamaglia e con le scritte onomatopeiche in sovrimpressione, che rendevano il telefilm simile ad un fumetto animato. E il lungometraggio di Bava sembra addirittura andare oltre al fumetto di riferimento, caricando la fotografia di colori saturi che guardano alla pop art e prosciugano all’osso la narrazione per concedere ampio spazio a barocchismi psichedelici e tocchi sarcastici. Non c’è trama, ma solo il ripetersi delle medesime situazioni: Ginko (Michel Piccoli!) tende una trappola a Diabolik, che puntualmente lo beffa.

Caludio Gaetani Cinelinguaggi

Caludio Gaetani Cinelinguaggi

Caludio Gaetani a Cinelinguaggi

Caludio Gaetani a Cinelinguaggi

Per i puristi, tra gag farsesche e precipitose fughe in jaguar, c’è anche il tempo di storcere il naso: il film spazza via senza indugio ogni connotazione morale e natura anti-borghese del protagonista, e la bella quanto inadeguata Eva Kant interpretata da Marisa Mell si dimostra personaggio passivo e fatuo. Diabolik ed Eva navigano nelle banconote, amanti del lusso per il lusso; lui soddisfa i capricci di lei, lei si fa ingenuamente catturare durante una visita medica. E alla fine il ricordo più vivo destinato a restare impresso nella memoria è il nichilismo con cui vengono inquadrati i difensori della legge e i funzionari di Stato: un branco di deficienti, “zimbello della stampa locale”, marionette incapaci di intendere e volere. Più di ogni altra cosa, ecco la firma di Mario Bava. Perché anche in un film su commissione è possibile esprimere – chiara e necessaria – la propria idea della società e del mondo.

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