Friday, March 08, 2013

"The cinema is the strongest weapon."


Above images - Jesuits' IHS logo inside Medici's palace in Florence. Then the controller of Mussolini on behalf of the Order, (on the left) SJ Pietro Tacchi-Venturi; third image, AH Giannini "with movie mogul Joseph Schench and director Cecil B. De Mille. ". Last image:
caption [translated from Italian]:

The ceremony of laying the first stone of the Istituto Nazionale Luce [National Institute Light] celebrated by Mussolini at Quadraro

     data 10.11.1937
     negative-b / w
     Keywords Mussolini, Benito-Quarter Quadraro Rome-Cinema-Photo-Light-Institute manifestations of fascism-fascism of Public Works
     View description of the excavation open to Quadraro occupied by troops deployed and the scaffolding for the laying of the first stone. Under the scaffold can be glimpsed Mussolini work and a group of priests and hierarchs. In the background an embankment with scenographic composed of a giant poster of Mussolini  and the
Mussolinian phrase: "The cinema is the strongest weapon." ["La cinematografia è l'arma più forte" +Police and workers are deployed on the embankment.

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 Friday, March 08, 2013

...To Put Movies Against Awareness?


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