I'm not sure who the target audience is for Martin Scorsese's four-hour history lesson about Italian cinema and its effect on his life and his work, but let's put that aside for a moment.

For 246 minutes and two stuffed-full DVDs, Scorsese takes the viewer who's willing on an epic journey through the movies of Italy, starting with the Neo-Realist movement that sprung from the aftermath of World War II. Snippets of Italian movies are shown, with Scorsese narrating about their historical importance and/or impact on him, personally. Sometimes he'll show various versions (old print vs. new print, American TV version vs. original version) in order to aid your understanding of the work.

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