Saturday, May 15, 2010
Best Film of 2009
In this time of rising fascism this is one great movie. I really didn't know much about Mussolini except I heard he "made the trains run on time". All I know about Italy is that they change governments like I change underwear; monthly. I always wondered how the Roman Empire could default into such an insignificant country, then I found out that Italians are not descendants of Rome. I sort of remember from reading Shire's "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" that Mussolini was like the funny-uncle of the Axis Powers. I'm going to try and find a book about fascist Italy. It would be interesting to find out if old Bonito was illegitimate, abandoned as a child or sexually confused like most tyrants.