i was on air for a few minutes this morning! journalist stefania ulivi interviewed some of the cast of gabriele muccino's last movie (kiss me again) in a video chat, chosing some of the audience's on line questions.
my question was sent at 12:45:52, in case you want to read it on the link above (called legami, by elda di trieste). i asked if the actors noticed any difference in muccino's way of directing after his american adventure.
as a matter of fact, gabriele signed a two-picture deal with miramax following the success of his breakthrough film, the last kiss (2001)– a humorous look at two twenty-something men coming to grips with accepting the responsibility of adulthood. he directed wil smith in the pursuit of happyness, thanks to which will won a nominee as best actor at the 2006 academy awards, and seven pounds, starring will smith too. i was curious to see if the american scenario had influenced him in some way.
i didn't get the full answer, though. all actors nodded and sabrina impacciatore confirmed that yes, they had noticed a few changes, but she didn't explain why. she ended up complaining about how italian filmmakers have tried to revive a film industry that has remained paralyzed through decades.