Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2014 September 12 • Friday

Yesterday I watched this great Italian movie from 1962, Il sorpasso. I wish I'd known what the title meant first. The booklet explains it but not without giving away the ending of the movie also. So here's the deal. It refers to one car passing another on the highway. Furthermore this is linked to a specifically Italian kind of machismo. You're not a real man if you can't pass another car or if you let another car pass yours. This is very important for the movie.

Also important, from my point of view, is the fact that the main character has a freaking record player in his car!

It looks real. I wonder how well it worked in real life.