Cinema: Socialist Savonarola

The Organizer. A star, even in this era of sophisticated cinema, is all too often just a heavenly body. Not so Marcello Mastroianni. At 39, Italy's top cinemale has legs like a cassowary and a complexion like an abandoned anthill. What's more, the man can actually act: in the last two years, he has shown more skill over a greater range than any other leading man in the movies. In Divorce—Italian Style he portrayed perhaps the funniest murderer in film history. In 8½ he made a subtle, various, intense personification of the creative process. In...

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