Gino&Michele: Screenwriters and Creators of Iconic Italian TV Show “Zelig”
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Gino&Michele: Screenwriters and Creators of Iconic Italian TV Show “Zelig”

Luigi “Gino” Vignali is one half of the duo, Michele Mozzati is the other. Together they are Gino&Michele: two artists who witnessed, interpreted and invented some of the most significant phenomena of the cultural industry Made in Italy. In 1976, a decision by the Constitutional Court of Italy liberalized local TV and radio broadcasts in…

Francesco Filidei, the Italian composer who revived opera
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Francesco Filidei, the Italian composer who revived opera

He is considered one of the most significant Italian composers of our time. His award-winning music has been performed by world-class orchestras. In 2016 he was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture. Author: Ilaria Verunelli To read this article in Italian, click here. Speaking with Francesco Filidei is…

Why do Italians watch movies in Italian only?
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Why do Italians watch movies in Italian only?

Dubbing movies in Italy is systematic. Why is that and are there potential implications for this? Author: Valeria Ferraretto for: Italics Magazine Photo: Jerry Wang. The first time I realized that Italians love watching movies in Italian only, I was abroad, in particular in Belgium. A friend of mine told me that some movie theaters…

How a song about 44 cats captured the hearts of millions of Italians and became a classic
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How a song about 44 cats captured the hearts of millions of Italians and became a classic

1968 wasn’t exactly a stellar year in Italian domestic politics. Similar to other places in Europe, Italy experienced waves of protest, violent rioting, and massive strikes that would trigger the dark  Years of Lead soon after. Author: Zachary Vogt for: Italics Magazine Photo: Jerry Wang. From the Battle of Valle Giulia in March to protesters throwing rotten…

LATIN in the world
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LATIN in the world

Disparagingly described by many as a dead language, Latin maintained a prominent and proud position in the contemporary world, resonating globally. Author: ROSA MARIA COLANZI for: Italics Magazine Photo: Limone sul Garda, Brescia, Italia. Photo by Luca Tosoni on Unsplash. for many months now, the most spoken word around the world — probably utterly by billions of people on…

Interview with Antonio Dini: Italian Technology Writer and Essayist
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Interview with Antonio Dini: Italian Technology Writer and Essayist

He interviewed Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Marissa Mayer, Linus Torvalds. He wanted to become a foreign reporter, but he was assigned to the technology news desk. He has two passions: computers and aviation. Regarding computers he recounts that, at 14, he asked his parents for a Commodore 64 instead of a moped. When…