History Literature / DonCamillo

10th Dec '17 7:36:48 AM morane
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* WildHair: Michele (Veleno).
10th Dec '17 7:34:04 AM morane
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* BarbarianLonghair: The bikers, including Peppone's youngest son, Michele (Veleno). He later experiences a TraumaticHaircut, leading into a FakeHairDrama.
10th Dec '17 7:05:01 AM morane
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* {{Conscription}}: Michele is in the age of being drafted. He ponders about DraftDodging [[spoiler:but instead applies to the Paratroops.]]


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*ItsRainingMen; Cat picks up skydiving, as his father had been a paratrooper in WWII. Peppone's son Michele (Veleno) then applies to Italian airborne...
15th Sep '17 9:48:07 AM EDP
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** Don Camillo also owns a Carcano rifle, and grabs it at the start of the first movie when it looks like Peppone's supporters, that Camillo had just pissed-off, were about to storm the church.
6th Jul '17 5:45:55 AM Chabal2
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The ''Don Camillo'' stories were written by Giovannino Guareschi starting in 1945 for his satirical magazine ''Candido'', and soon afterward compiled into books. In the Italian original the series is entitled ''Mondo piccolo'', referring to the "little world" of the villages and small towns in the Po valley near Parma. Most of the stories puplished in periodicals, and all of those that were anthologized into books, center on the hotheaded priest Don Camillo (who often talks to UsefulNotes/{Jesus}}... and Jesus talks back to him) and his eternal rivalry with Giuseppe "Peppone" Bottazzi, the communist mayor of his little town[[note]] The town is not named in the stories, while in the films it is called Brescello after the one where the exterior shots were made.[[/note]]. Both are authority figures for the town, both fought in the war together, and both like using their fists to decide their arguments. Most of the stories tell about the life in a small town, where everybody knows everybody, but many people do not like each other, which is pretty accurate as small towns go...

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The ''Don Camillo'' stories were written by Giovannino Guareschi starting in 1945 for his satirical magazine ''Candido'', and soon afterward compiled into books. In the Italian original the series is entitled ''Mondo piccolo'', referring to the "little world" of the villages and small towns in the Po valley near Parma. Most of the stories puplished in periodicals, and all of those that were anthologized into books, center on the hotheaded priest Don Camillo (who often talks to UsefulNotes/{Jesus}}...UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}}... and Jesus talks back to him) and his eternal rivalry with Giuseppe "Peppone" Bottazzi, the communist mayor of his little town[[note]] The town is not named in the stories, while in the films it is called Brescello after the one where the exterior shots were made.[[/note]]. Both are authority figures for the town, both fought in the war together, and both like using their fists to decide their arguments. Most of the stories tell about the life in a small town, where everybody knows everybody, but many people do not like each other, which is pretty accurate as small towns go...
6th Jul '17 5:45:28 AM Chabal2
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* BoltOfDivineRetribution: Don Camillo argues with Jesus until there's a roll of thunder, then he backs down (although Camillo was in the wrong on that one).


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* HeelRealization: Don Camillo has a moment of this when he graffitis "Peppone is a donkey" regarding the mayor having to retake grade-school exams. Jesus, less-than amused, points out that mocking the guy for being BookDumb (having to work instead of going to school) is a most witty inslt indeed, and Don Camillo makes it up by giving Peppone the answers.
25th Jun '17 9:12:11 PM DustSnitch
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The ''Don Camillo'' stories were written by Giovannino Guareschi starting in 1945 for his satirical magazine ''Candido'', and soon afterward compiled into books. In the Italian original the series is entitled ''Mondo piccolo'', referring to the "little world" of the villages and small towns in the Po valley near Parma. Most of the stories puplished in periodicals, and all of those that were anthologized into books, center on the hotheaded priest Don Camillo (who often talks to {{Jesus}}... and Jesus talks back to him) and his eternal rivalry with Giuseppe "Peppone" Bottazzi, the communist mayor of his little town[[note]] The town is not named in the stories, while in the films it is called Brescello after the one where the exterior shots were made.[[/note]]. Both are authority figures for the town, both fought in the war together, and both like using their fists to decide their arguments. Most of the stories tell about the life in a small town, where everybody knows everybody, but many people do not like each other, which is pretty accurate as small towns go...

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The ''Don Camillo'' stories were written by Giovannino Guareschi starting in 1945 for his satirical magazine ''Candido'', and soon afterward compiled into books. In the Italian original the series is entitled ''Mondo piccolo'', referring to the "little world" of the villages and small towns in the Po valley near Parma. Most of the stories puplished in periodicals, and all of those that were anthologized into books, center on the hotheaded priest Don Camillo (who often talks to {{Jesus}}...UsefulNotes/{Jesus}}... and Jesus talks back to him) and his eternal rivalry with Giuseppe "Peppone" Bottazzi, the communist mayor of his little town[[note]] The town is not named in the stories, while in the films it is called Brescello after the one where the exterior shots were made.[[/note]]. Both are authority figures for the town, both fought in the war together, and both like using their fists to decide their arguments. Most of the stories tell about the life in a small town, where everybody knows everybody, but many people do not like each other, which is pretty accurate as small towns go...
26th May '17 2:26:15 PM rafi
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* StandingBetweenTheEnemies: Played with in "The Dance of the Hours". Things between Don Camillo and Peppone escalate quickly and both grab a bench to clobber the other with; one of Peppone's men, Smilzo, is the only one who keeps his head and tries in vain to stop Peppone until he's right between the two benches. The fight is broken up by something entirely unrelated, and Smilzo is left standing alone in the middle of the square. Then, since nobody's watching, he goes [[INeedAFreakingDrink to get himself a Coca-Cola]].


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* WeWantOurJerkBack: One of Don Camillo's short stories dealt with him being [[ReassignedToAntarctica reassigned to a town in the mountains]], and being replaced with a young, nice priest. Most of the town - including Peppone - soon ask the bishop to have Don Camillo come back.
26th May '17 2:21:52 PM rafi
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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower:
** Don Camillo hits stronger than a professional boxer. He can also lift tables weighing more than 200 kg and throw them with ease.
** Peppone is Don Camillo's equal (or nearly equal) as far as pure strength is concerned, but the priest has a bit of an edge through his better technique.
*** It's not just technique, it's also faith. Several times, when Don Camillo is overtaken by righteous anger or a simple need to do the right thing, he'll perform feats of strength even more incredible than his regular ones. Every once in a while, the same happens with Peppone.



* SuperStrength: Don Camillo hits stronger than a professional boxer. He can also lift tables weighing more than 200 kg and throw them with ease.
** Peppone is Don Camillo's equal (or nearly equal) as far as pure strength is concerned, but the priest has a bit of an edge through his better technique.
*** It's not just technique, it's also faith. Several times, when Don Camillo is overtaken by righteous anger or a simple need to do the right thing, he'll perform feats of strength even more incredible than his regular ones. Every once in a while, the same happens with Peppone.
6th May '17 7:13:01 AM Doug86
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* RepublicanItaly: The series contains many topical political references, as Peppone, the town mayor, head of the local Communist Party, and, for a time, Senator, and others comment on the issues of the day. The republic is also still young - some minor characters still are unequivocal royalists.

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* RepublicanItaly: UsefulNotes/RepublicanItaly: The series contains many topical political references, as Peppone, the town mayor, head of the local Communist Party, and, for a time, Senator, and others comment on the issues of the day. The republic is also still young - some minor characters still are unequivocal royalists.
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