History Literature / DonCamillo

23rd Feb '18 9:20:07 AM Fliegenbein400
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In 2001, Creator/TheBBC made a radio series starring starring Alun Armstrong as Don Camillo, John Moffatt as the Bishop, Shaun Prendergast as Peppone and Joss Ackland as Jesus.



* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Played with. Fernandel was voiced over by Carlo Romano in the Italian version for the most part, but in the French version everybody talks with South Eastern France (Marseille and Provence) accents throughout the whole series, even though the story is set in Northern Italy.

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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Played with. Fernandel was voiced over by Carlo Romano in the Italian version for the most part, but in the French version everybody talks with South Eastern France (Marseille and Provence) accents throughout the whole series, even though the story is set in Northern Italy. In the British 2001 radio version, everyone except Jesus had a Yorkshire accent.
23rd Feb '18 4:01:24 AM Saveelich
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* EscalatingWar: In classic slapstick fashion, when Peppone does something to Don Camillo, the priest retaliates and it goes on and on.
22nd Feb '18 7:23:27 AM Saveelich
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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}}... and with Jesus talks talking 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...
20th Feb '18 6:51:49 AM Saveelich
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The "Classic" movies with Fernandel and Gino Cervi which still are famous in Europe:

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The "Classic" movies with Fernandel starring Creator/{{Fernandel}} and Gino Cervi which still are famous in Europe:
9th Feb '18 11:00:29 PM Divra
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The ''Don Camillo'' stories present this conflict on a smaller scale: a small, rural town in the Po valley. Both sides are represented by Don Camillo and his parishioners on the one side, and Peppone and his communists on the other. Of course even the most staunchly communist party member in Peppone's band still is a good Italian Catholic, and even if they might decry the church at every possible moment, they still will come to Don Camillo for everything important (baptisms, funerals, weddings...). Don Camillo on the other hand is not that staunchly against the communist cause as some of his wealthiest parishioners would like: he sees the reasons why poor people turn to communism, and he decries the greed and avarice of the rich catholic landowners. "I don't listen to you, you're a Bolshevik priest!" one of them says when Don Camillo does not immediately take his side.

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The ''Don Camillo'' stories present this conflict on a smaller scale: a small, rural town in the Po valley. Both sides are represented by Don Camillo and his parishioners on the one side, and Peppone and his communists on the other. Of course even the most staunchly communist party member in Peppone's band still is a good Italian Catholic, and even if they might decry the church at every possible moment, they still will come to Don Camillo for everything important (baptisms, funerals, weddings...). Don Camillo on the other hand is not that as staunchly against the communist Communist cause as some of his wealthiest parishioners would like: he sees the reasons why poor people turn to communism, and he decries the greed and avarice of the rich catholic landowners. "I don't listen to you, you're a Bolshevik priest!" one of them says when Don Camillo does not immediately take his side.
29th Jan '18 5:17:17 PM Divra
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* NotSoDifferent: Don Camillo and Peppone are both pugnacious, scheming, corrupt and unsophisticated, but generous and fundamentally decent people, who take their obligations to their people and town seriously and have a soft spot for a ShaggyDogStory. The only point where they really clash is politics. Of course, if you were to point this out to them they would vehemently deny it.

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* NotSoDifferent: Don Camillo and Peppone are both pugnacious, scheming, corrupt and unsophisticated, but generous and fundamentally decent people, who take their obligations to their people and town seriously and have a soft spot for a ShaggyDogStory.sob stories. The only point where they really clash is politics. Of course, if you were to point this out to them they would vehemently deny it.
27th Jan '18 3:01:23 PM Divra
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* NotSoDifferent: Don Camillo and Peppone may represent completely opposing ideologies, but they are equally pugnacious, scheming, corrupt, unsophisticated... and fundamentally decent at heart.

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* NotSoDifferent: Don Camillo and Peppone may represent completely opposing ideologies, but they are equally both pugnacious, scheming, corrupt, unsophisticated... corrupt and unsophisticated, but generous and fundamentally decent at heart. people, who take their obligations to their people and town seriously and have a soft spot for a ShaggyDogStory. The only point where they really clash is politics. Of course, if you were to point this out to them they would vehemently deny it.
27th Jan '18 2:44:31 PM Divra
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* BookDumb: Peppone dropped out of school after third grade and is literate only in the most technical sense. That doesn't in any way stop him from coherently and eloquently arguing some rather obscure points of Communist doctrine, getting re-elected as Mayor four times, turning his flagging blacksmith's shop into a successful auto repair business and out-scheming the far more intellectual Don Camillo on a fairly regular basis.
22nd Jan '18 1:44:44 PM Borghen
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* ChekhovsSkill: Or rather lack of. When the flood starts to threaten the village in the second film (''The Return of Don Camillo''), Peppone asks Don Camillo if he can swim. Don Camillo replies, "Hah! Like an iron." Later, when there's a metre of water in the church, and [[spoiler:the bell tower collapses and knocks out Don Camillo, Peppone saves him from drowning]].

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* ChekhovsSkill: Or rather lack of. When the flood starts to threaten the village in the second film (''The Return of Don Camillo''), Peppone asks Don Camillo if he can swim. Don Camillo replies, [[SarcasmMode "Hah! Like an iron." "]] Later, when there's a metre of water in the church, and [[spoiler:the bell tower collapses and knocks out Don Camillo, Peppone saves him from drowning]].
22nd Jan '18 1:34:49 PM Borghen
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It is pretty much of a historical document of a time when both the Italian Communist Party and the Roman Catholic Church had a grassroots-like basis in Italian society but were diametrically opposite to each other in quite a few teachings, but if you went down to their basics they were quite similar in many respects. Even if both would have never admitted it to anyone.

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It is pretty much of a historical document of a time when both the Italian Communist Party and the Roman Catholic Church had a grassroots-like basis in Italian society but were diametrically opposite to each other in quite a few teachings, but if you went down to their basics they were quite similar in many respects. Even if both neither would have never admitted it to anyone.
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