Category Archives: Blog del prof. Bingo

Il prof. Bingo è il protagonista dei romanzi e racconti che formano la Saga del prof. Bingo. Questa sezione è dedicata al surreale mondo della Scuola e dell’Istruzione italiana, oggi chiamata la Buona Scuola, o, se preferite, la Fabbrica dei Cretini. Non cercatevi il ‘politicamente corretto’, ma satira, ironia, dissacrazione, tragicommedia.

Dylan 80

Homage to Bob Dylan – the man in me. Omaggio a Bob Dylan – l’uomo in me. I don’t’ know how it happened, we were just kids, late teenagers attending high school, running wild in the early seventies still roaring with the rebelliousness and the political fights of the previous decade. As for the Folk…

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My movies 2020 – David Copperfield: likable adaptation of Dickens’ evergreen

  [English text (653 words) with audio +  translation in Italian  + video review in Italian / / Traduzione italiana dopo il testo originale e videorecensione]   click below to listen to the reading of the text After my tumultuous return to the movies with the fast-paced action thriller Tenet, my second screening took me back…

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My movies 2020 – Tenet


Tenet di C. Nolan – Supereroe alla 007 in un mondo fantascientifico: un gioco di specchi temporale che si rivela solo fine a se stesso Sono vogliosamente tornato al cinema dopo mesi di astinenza a vedere il primo film post Covid: quale amante della migliore tradizione hollywoodiana, del poliziesco d’azione e della science-fiction pensavo che…

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The Ballad of the Covid-19 Gaol, part 2

Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, May 4,2020 Outside in my street… .. there is no one around, of course. A blistening sun is shining on the terrace from where I am writing the weather is very warm, inviting you for a stroll downtown or a walk in the parks already green. But, still, there is no one…

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The Ballad of the Covid-19 Gaol, part one

The Burial of the Dead  April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.  T.S. Eliot, The Wasteland   Part 1: It all began where the streets have no name – looking back at one month of quarantine (Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy, Easter…

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Film reviews in English 2020

Non c’è fine agli effetti collaterali del capitalismo post-moderno. Quando andrà in pensione, signor Loach, sicuramente ci mancherà Director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty have come storming back to Cannes with another tactlessly passionate bulletin from the heart of modern Britain, the land of zero-hours vassalage and service-economy serfdom – a film in the…

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Film reviews in English 2019

  [CLICK IMAGE FOR ARTICLE]   Sorry Mr P. Bradshaw, but The Irishman is definitively not Martin Scorsese’s finest film for 30 years. It is a kind of Goodfellas part 2, same narrative technique, use of soundtrack, voice-over, multiple timeline narration and flashbacks. Same actors, looking sometimes like a pantomime of themselves: making them younger by computer…

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A love letter to the British Leavers and Tories after the 2019 elections

Dear British Leavers and Tories, I humbly remind you that the English Empire collapsed one century ago and so your attitude of superiority which fuels Brexit is quite pathetic today: I remember that the day of the opening of the Chunnel one of your papers wrote “we already smell garlic”. So now please leave the…

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My movies 2019: Adults in the Room, the film: epic battle against the troika


This post is part of My Movies 2019: reviews, thoughts, impressions, links, suggestions from a movie lover and of Erosion of Democracy in Europe Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in recent political history when, as finance minister of Greece of a radical government, he attempted to re-negotiate his country’s relationship with…

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– My movies 2019 -JOKER: pretty villain with a tender heart


Reviews, thoughts, impressions, links, suggestions from a movie lover (English and Italian) Even if the story is well-known – the good-hearted loser revenging the cruelty of a merciless society – J. Phoenix performance gives the character a decaying romantic touch that makes the movie: Reduced to a skeletal state … by a diet of nicotine and pain,…

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