Guido Mina di Sospiro started out as a filmmaker. One of his juvenilia, shot in 16 mm in 1981 in Los Angeles in a decidedly New Wave vein while attending USC’s School of Cinema Production, is If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’D Do It All Over You. An official entry in the Short Films category at the 32nd International Berlin Film Festival, it features a few very young talents: Lisa Jane Persky went on to act in dozens of mainstream films and TV shows, among the former: American Pop, The Big Easy, When Harry Met Sally…, Coneheads, The Cotton Club, and Peggy Sue Got Married; Marzio Rusconi Clerici has become a world-renowned architect and designer, based in Milan, Italy; Atila Sikora’s paintings (the divine postman) are on permanent display at the Los Angeles Punk Museum. Also noteworthy is the participation of John “Jack” Wills Jr., the eminent scholar of Chinese history, whom the filmmaker somehow persuaded, back then, to star as Lisa’s character father.
IF I COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, I’D DO IT ALL OVER YOU
Trailer to THE FORBIDDEN BOOK
Interview about THE METAPHYSICS OF PING-PONG
Intervista circa LA METAFISICA DEL PING-PONG