Campaign: The Album of Giorgio Albertazzi - Poems
Season: 1959 – I-II cycle of Carosello

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Art Director: Erberto Carboni
Copywriter: Pietro Bianchi
Directed by: Mario Fattori
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TV Producer: Mario Fattori
Production Company: General Film
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Interpreters: Giorgio Albertazzi
Location: Milan, Filming Studios
Year: 1959
Duration: 170”

Abstract: After having revealed all of the secrets of his grandfather’s archive, Albertazzi went on to look through his library and discovered that there was a large number of love poetry books conserved. He began to read excerpts from authors that lived in historical periods very different among themselves. He began with the famous scene of the balcony from “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare (1564-1616). Then he continued with odes, sonnets, and poetry fragments by Latin poet Catullus (I century B.C.), then continued with the Russian poets Aleksandr Blok (1880-1921), Sergej Esenin (1895-1925) and  Nikolaj Nekrasov (1821-1878), and with the English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), the Spanish Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936) the German Berthold Brecht (1898-1956) and Italian poets Pompeo Bettini (1862-1896), Gabriele D’Annunzio (1863-1938, from “La pioggia nel pineto – the rain in the pine grooves”), Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837, from “To Silvia”) and Dante Alighieri (1265-1321, from “Tanto gentile e tanto onesta pare”). He then dedicated himself to epistolary collections, and read excerpts from letters written to spouses and beloved ones by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), novelist Fëdor Dostoevskij (1821-1881) and play writer Heinrich von Kleist (1977-1811). Then he borrowed the verses by poet Giosuè Carducci (1835-1907) to narrate the unfortunate love story of Jaufré Rudel and Melisenda and the verses of Virgil (70-19 B.C.) to narrate of Orpheus and Eurydice, and after a blues ballad on the music of Lee Konitz, he ended the spots with two elegant and ironic poems, “The pains of young Werther” by Ernesto Ragazzoni (1870-1920) and “My Charlotte” by T. A. Daly (1871-1948).