Italy nowadays


‘In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed – they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, fire hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce…? The cuckoo clock’ (The Third Man, by Orson Welles).

And now? ‘Houston, we have a problem’ (Apollo 13 by Ron Howard).

‘My Mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get’ (Forrest Gump, by Robert Zemeckis). And we got a remarkable chocolate….’ I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die’ (Rutger Hauer at the end of Blade Runner)…

’Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!’ ( Gone With the Wind, spoken by Clark Gable). The last thing I can tell you is ‘May the force be with you’ (Star Wars, by George Lucas)!


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