CONCEPTUAL NOTES

Instead of writing books and stuff, I'd rather preferred to make films. The problem is that to make films you need (or at least you needed) film, which is far more expensive than paper. Then you need actors and many other complex things that require abnormal quantities of money to be spent. Therefore I thought that it was easier to write books instead, and so I did and I do. However, now and then I can't avoid messing up a bit with a camera, in front of behind it, or even in front AND behind it at the same time. Don't expect too much. Anyway, most of the stuff here is on Italian, but there are a few items on English as well.

TECNICAL NOTES
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in Italian per favore!

Quaglia Watson Beloved book

Eurocon 2009, Fiuggi, Italy, March 28th, 2009

book launch and speech by Ian Watson and Roberto Quaglia

Very Recommended
(don't worry if some sentences (1,5%) are spoken in Italian
98% of the talk is in English, and only 0,5% in other languages)


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Recorded during SF Convention Eurocon, Hotel Ambasciatori, Fiuggi, Italy
Saturday March 28th, 2009


Eastercon book launch in Bradford
The Beloved of My Beloved
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Recorded during SF Convention Eastercon, Bradford, UK
Saturday April 11th, 2009

 

INTERVIEW TO ROBERTO QUAGLIA
(2003)

Salgotarjan, Hungary, July 2003. Roberto Quaglia has been invited as a honour guest in the yearly Hungarian science fiction convention "Hungarocon". Some young film-makers of the Hungarian school of cinematography interview him.

Language: English
Lenght: 60 minutes
Cast:
Roberto Quaglia, Attila Galambos
Director: Attila Galambos

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Little speech on the origin of consciousness
(2007)

March 2007: This is a lesson held by Roberto Quaglia in the University of Bucharest, Romania, on the origin of human consciousness, based on the theory of the bicameral mind of Julian Jaynes

Language: English (with just some sentence in Romanian here and there )
Durata: 120 minutes
With:
Roberto Quaglia, Bruno Medicina

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Interview to ROBERTO QUAGLIA on the September 11 Myth
(2007)

Made by TV

Language: Italiano
Duration: 13 minuti
With:
Roberto Quaglia, Emanuele Montagna

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TALKSHOW with SHECKLEY - WATSON - QUAGLIA
hosted in Bucarest by Alexandru Mironov

(August 2004)

August 2004. After weeks of travelling around Europe, a little tribe conposed by Roberto Quaglia, Robert Sheckley, Ian Watson and others stops a few days in Bucharest, Romania. We're invited for a talkshow in the studio of a cultural TV channel. Alexandru Mironov is the host, and the result is a good quality one hour long talk show.

Language: English (with just a few sentences in Romanian )
Duration: 56 minutes
Cast:
Alexandru Mironov, Robert Sheckley, Ian Watson, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: in studio

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Robert Sheckley interviewed by Roberto Quaglia

(July 2004)

July 2004. The great American writer Robert Sheckley lives a few months in Genova with Roberto Quaglia. One fine afternoon, on a nice terrace in genova Quinto, in front of the sea, Roberto interviews Robert.

Language: English
Duration: 50 minutes
Cast:
Robert Sheckley, Roberto Quaglia
Direction and cut: Roberto Quaglia

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Robert Sheckley meets Italian fans in Piacenza

(July 2000)

July 2000. The great American writer Robert Sheckley, guest of Roberto Quaglia in Genova, meets his Italian fans in Piacenza, at the Fahrenheit 451 bookstore. Panel moderated by Vittorio Curtoni and Roberto Quaglia.

Language: Italian - Inglese
Lenght: 68 minutes
Cast:
Robert Sheckley, Vittorio Curtoni, Roberto Quaglia
Camera: Max Morando

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MARCO DIO SHOW
(1990)

Marco Dio Show

Genoa, Springtime 1990. The "Marco Dio Show" is the adaptation for theatre of a literary work of Roberto Quaglia. It never went really on stage, exept just on one evening of springtime 1990, in the form of a dramatic reading by 13 actors. It's a long story why it actually went on stage that evening, and I won't tell it here to you. If you understand Italian, I'm telling the story on the Italian version of this page. Luckily, someone made a video, so that that event didn't disappear into oblivium completely. Unluckily (for you) every single word spoken in the play - included the words invented by me - are on Italian.

Story: The Marco Dio Show, originally written in 1989, it's a TV talk show of the future, where you can take a peek on what will be going on in the Italian society in a few decades from now.
Language: Italian
Duration: 120 minutes
Cast:
Alberto Carpanini, Alessandro Testa, Ciro Ciraudo, Corrado Roncallo, Franca Fioravanti, Gabriele Galasso, Maurizio Mosca, Maurizia Burlando, Mauro Montarese, Renato Leopoldi, Roberto Quaglia, Saverio Soldani, Valentina Monica Pozzi
Scene and costumes: Micaela Tentarelli
Directed by: Roberto Quaglia

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THE PICETTI QUAGLIA COUPLE
(1993-1994)

Year 1993. Gigi Picetti and Roberto Quaglia meet now and then to give birth to extravagant discussions about unlikely or even unexistent argoments, and everything gets on tape. More than ten years have passed since, and these clips have become an underground cult in some Italian circles.

TRASMISSIONI PER IGNORANTI
(Programs for ignorants)
(1993)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 44 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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MITOLOGIE ALTERNATIVE
(Alternative Mitologies)
(1993)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 61 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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LA NONNA IN CASSETTA
(The Grandmother-tape)
(1993)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 24 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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IPSILONICS
(1993)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 48 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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COME DIVENTARE MILIARDARI
(How to become a millionar)
(1993)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 71 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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L'ARGOMENTO E' IGNOTO
(The argument is unknown)
(1994)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 61 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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DOMANDE PROFONDE ED IMPORTANTI 1
(Deep and important questions 1)
(1993)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 10 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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DOMANDE PROFONDE ED IMPORTANTI 2
(Deep and important questions 2)
(1993)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 16 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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I PIEDI 1
(Feet 1)
(1993)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 57 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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I PIEDI 2
(Feet 1)
(1993)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 11 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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LA MORTE
(Death)
(1994)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 26 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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DOMANDE COME CI VIENE
(Questions as they come)
(1994)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 12 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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IL TEMPO PRIGIONIERO
(The entrapped time)
(1994)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 49 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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TAVOLINO ROTONDO SULLA FANTASCIENZA
(Little Roundtable on Science Fiction)
(1993)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 20 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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L'IMPOTENZA FILMATA
(Impotence on record)
(1992)

Language: Italian
Lenghts: 49 minutes
Cast:
Gigi Picetti, Roberto Quaglia
Directed by: Nobody, trust me

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ERREESSE 2

(1991)

Renzo Spinetti, and nothing else. At the time he was living in Sweden. He happened in Genova for a couple of hours, and in a couple of hours (around TWO) we've shot this little film. Cutting in rel time. Screenplay in real time. The plot? Well, that's still quite a mystery...

Language: Italian
Duration: 35 minutes
Cast:
Renzo Spinetti
Directed by: Roberto Quaglia
Aiuto Directed by: Gigi Picetti

 
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The Universal Principle Of Paranoia
(Il principio universale di paranoia)
(2002)

June 2002. In a genovese apartment on the beach of Boccadasse, one evening an unrepeatable conversation happen. Two extraordinary thinkers of our age, Mario Quaglia and Alexandru Caragea discuss for the first time together about maximum systems. What's strange? Well, in first place they speak different languages (English an Italian), and theoretically they both do not understand the language of the other one. In the second place, they manage to perfectly understand each others all the same. In the third place... well, those who'll watch the video will get it. Or not.

Language: Italian-English
Lenghts: 45 minutes
Cast:
Mario Quaglia, Andi Caragea, Popi Frizziero
Riprese: Roberto Quaglia

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Other videos of mine from video sharing circuits


Night fireshow in Kaunas from Roberto Quaglia on Vimeo.

To watch it in High Definition 720p (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!) CLICK HERE !!