Ask the Dust

Ask the Dust

DVD - 2006
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A young Italian would-be writer comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets Camilla, who is hoping to marry a rich American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2006
ISBN: 9781415721315
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 116 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 07, 2017

"Ask The Dust" was originally a novel by the incomparable John Fante, American author who was a major influence on writer Charles Bukowski.
Fante's novel is a stunning, humorous and tragic novel that has become a classic in 20th century American literature. The movie is about average; I imagine it would be difficult to translate Fante's style onto the screen.

Oct 06, 2017

These are very attractive young people making rather cliched mistakes that some young people make. It didn't hold my interest.

Jan 22, 2015

The inferiority complex that one can get when its ethnicity is denied trying to pretend to be someone you're not. This portrayed a story about an Italian who hated his roots and a Mexican woman who felt the same about her's. She was okay to bed but not marry and he was rejected because he didn't fit the par according to others. They thought by being Gringo society would accept them. It's the character of the person that counts, not where you come from.

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