Friday, August 19, 2011

It's a dog's world

I just read of the obituary of Italian director Gualtiero Jacopetti, who died earlier this week at the age of 91. Now, to be honest, I hadn't heard the name before. But he's the director of one of the more famous cult movies out there, Mondo cane. Sometimes called a "shockumentary", it's a series of vignettes of some of the more bizarre and disturbing human customs. Or, at least, that's how it's billed; it's one that I have yet to see. The movie spawned a sequel, as well, also directed by Jacopetti; the trailer of the original is available on Youtube.

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