30 years ago, on October 27, 1990, Ugo Tognazzi, one of the greatest interpreters of Italian cinema, died. Sky and Cine34 dedicate the entire programming of the day to this extraordinary actor.
How much we miss Ugo Tognazzi! 20 years ago, at the dawn of the glorious Comingsoon Television we dedicated a long service to him on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his death. Today it seems impossible but another 20 years have passed and every time we find Tognazzi in some film we discover new nuances and preciousness in his characters, in the many films he has interpreted and directed, changing face every time and giving us performances that we all love. Fortunately, the anniversary will not pass over in silence because on October 27, two broadcasters, one for a fee and the other free on digital terrestrial, Sky and Cine34, dedicate the schedule of the day to him.
Ugo Tognazzi’s films scheduled on Sky
Sky dedicates to the actor, director, comedian and screenwriter a marathon composed of 10 films who see him as the protagonist, a documentary and an extra-large episode of 100X100Cinema, all aired from the morning on Sky Cinema Due, also on demand and streaming on NOW TV. It starts at 6.35 with Totò in the moon, the parody of the science fiction films with Totò and Ugo Tognazzi, directed by Steno, followed at 8.15 by The cat, the comedy directed by Luigi Comencini, produced by Sergio Leone and performed by Tognazzi e Mariangela Melato. At 10.05 it will then be the turn of Our husbands, the episodic comedy with Alberto Sordi, Tognazzi and Lando Buzzanca, at 11.50 then Come and have coffee with us, spicy costume comedy directed by Alberto Lattuada. At 13.35 one of the posters of the Italian Comedy: And samples, directed by Dino Risi and performed by Vittorio Gassman with Tognazzi, with to follow – at 3.40 pm – We want the colonels, the biting comedy by Mario Monicelli and at 5.20 pm the satirical comedy by Lina Wertmüller Twist of fate lurking around the corner with the trio of my friends – Act II.
To open the long evening, at 19.20, will be The monkey woman, the masterpiece of Marco Ferreri which defies censorship and portrays monstrosity, which will lead a 100x100Cinema Extralarge – Ugo Tognazzi (broadcast at 8.45pm, also on Sky Cinema Uno), a special “extra-large” episode of the Sky Cinema daily program, as always conducted by Francesco Castelnuovo, that it will host two of Ugo’s children, Gian Marco Tognazzi and Maria Sole Tognazzi, which will tell the public personal anecdotes of their relationship with their father and his friends, but also of his unbridled love for cooking. Just Gian Marco, who now lives in his father’s house, will show firsthand what he was Ugo’s kitchen and the places where he organized his famous dinners with many special guests. In prime time, at 9.15 pm, it will be proposed The whistle in the nose, he film directed and performed by Ugo Tognazzi, taken from the story “Seven floors” of Dino Buzzati, while in the late evening – at 11.15 pm – the bitter comedy The bitter life by Carlo Lizzani who, together with the aforementioned And samples e The monkey woman, is part of the “100 Italian films to be saved”, that is the project aimed at reporting the films that changed the collective memory of the country between 1942 and 1978, made by the Giornate degli Autori within the Venice Film Festival with the collaboration of Cinecittà Holding and the support of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. To close the marathon, at 1.00, the documentary Ugo, no one, a hundred thousand, the familiar and public portrait of Tognazzi from his beginnings with Vianello to the comedies with Totò. All the above titles and the special “100x100Cinema Extralrge – Ugo Tognazzi” are also available in the on demand collection on Sky and NOW TV. In addition, for Sky Cinema customers, the collection also includes some films broadcast on Premium Cinema such as The califfa, directed by Alberto Bevilacqua thanks to whose interpretation Tognazzi was awarded a David di Donatello, In the name of the Italian people of Dino Risi, in which he plays the severe magistrate Mariano Bonifazi e Duck with orange, in which it is disputed between Monica Vitti and Barbara Bouchet.
Ugo Tognazzi’s films scheduled on Cine34
Cine34 starts its Tognazziana marathon early in the morning, at 4.45, with the broadcast of Goodbye and thanks, which will be followed at 6:18 by the little seen The mazurka of the baron, the saint and the fico fiorone of Pupi Avati, at 8.02 the masterpiece of Marco Ferreri The big binge, at 10.30 another direction by Tognazzi, flanked by Ornella Vanoni in Evening travelers; every 12.51 The days of Commissioner Ambrosio of Sergio Corbucthere; at 14.55 Yes sir, still directed by Ugo Tognazzi; at 16:48 In the name of the Italian people of Dino Risi and at 18:49 Duck with orange of Luciano Salce.
The evening starts at 21.05 with the beautiful Popular novel of Mario Monicelli, with Ornella Muti e Michele Placido, to continue at 23:17 with And samples, which will be followed by a summary of the TG5 Special “Ugo Tognazzi: what a phenomenon!”. And if you suffer from insomnia, you can continue until the morning with Bad thoughts, The caliphae This kind of love.
In short, for once there is only the embarrassment of choice, and a giant like Ugo Tognazzi deserves to be remembered in a big way.