Vittorio De Sica was an Italian director and actor, a leading figure in the neorealist movement. Four of the films he directed won Academy Awards: and the great critical success of Sciuscià (the first foreign film to be so recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and Bicycle Thieves helped establish the permanent Best Foreign Film Oscar. Bicycle Thieves was cited by Turner Classic Movies as one of the 15 most influential films in cinema history. . De Sica was also nominated for the 1957 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for playing Major Rinaldi in American director Charles Vidor's 1957 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, a movie that was panned by critics and proved a box office flop. De Sica's acting was considered the highlight of the film. . . #MovieQuoteMonday#MQM#quote#quoteoftheday#qotd#italiandirector#italianclassics#classicfilms#italianfilm#italianmovies#oscarwinner#ICFF#ICFF17#italianfilmfestival#italianculture
Basil Pesto Pasta is an integral part of the 3-course italian meal that I prepare for my customers every Tuesday. The Pesto is made with pine nuts, fresh italian Basil, a combination of Pecorino and Parmegiano-Reggiano, sea salt and a very subtle hint of garlic.