Massimo M. Veronese
e Simonetta Caminiti
20×26 cm, over 300 color illustrations
I have seen things that you humans … My name is Bond, James Bond … Houston, we have a problem … I’m not bad, it’s that they draw me like this …
These are some of the phrases that made the history of cinema and which, in many cases, have become everyday language. In Italian theaters they are not heard with the voices of Hollywood stars, but with their Italian voices. Sometimes they are famous actors like Gigi Proietti, Ferruccio Amendola, Giancarlo Giannini, much more often they are names known only by their fans: Carlo Romano, Pino Locchi, Rosetta Calavetta, Maria Pia Di Meo. Which for Italians sound like Don Camillo, James Bond, Marilyn Monroe, Meryl Streep.
“Senti chi parla” lists the 101 most famous phrases of cinema and tells the story of those who said them in Italian.
Italian dubbers are considered the best in the world and sometimes they have lives that resemble a movie. A book written by Massimo M. Veronese, Maurizio Pittiglio and Simonetta Caminiti, full of photographs, anecdotes and curiosities. And it is a book that speaks: with a QR code in each page it’s actually possible to hear the voices.