The Star Maker
The Star Maker ★★ The Star Man; L'Uomo delle Stelle 1995 (R)
Con man Joe Morelli (Castellitto) travels through the villages of 1950s Sicily claiming to be a movie talent scout. For a fee, he offers the locals a chance to shoot a screen test, which reveals various bits and pieces of their lives. There's a brief romance and Joe's scam eventually comes to light but the story's more nostalgia than narrative. Italian with subtitles. 107m/C VHS, DVD . IT Sergio Castellitto, Tiziana Lodato; D: Giuseppe Tornatore; W: Giuseppe Tornatore, Fabio Rinaudo; C: Dante Spinotti; M: Ennio Morricone.