If you haven’t seen Detective Montalbano, try looking around your local telly channels. In the U.S., MHz stations frequently include it as part of their international mystery series.
The opportunity to watch and learn from a meticulously crafted ensemble of performers, both behind and before the camera, is invaluable to anyone involved in the performing arts. And the music is great!
Now there are 2 hours of videos on how it’s done, led by insights from actor Luca Zingaretti (Montalbano).
Series viewer caution: This is an Italian television series. Some viewers may find portions objectionable.
Conversation with Luca Zingaretti (45 min) A subtitled in-depth conversation with Luca Zingaretti on theatre and screen acting, the importance of one’s soul, the character of Montalbano, and much more.
Detective Montalbano – Making Montalbano (27 min) From the director’s point of view.
Detective Montalbano – From Page to Screen (29 min) From other artists behind the scenes.
Detective Montalbano – True Sicilians (24 min) The Sicilian supporting actors add immeasurably to the overall production.
One of my treasures is a tiny vase of flowers, barely thumb-sized, which I found in Carmel years ago. It reminds me of an afternoon I spent with a dear friend, now dead, admiring real Fabergé treasures at a San Francisco exhibit.
Some real ones are here, for comparison. Yes, he did make more than those famous eggs!
old brick wall
el camino real
gerber daisy bouquet
flourishes in colder temps