Film Analysis: Il Postino (The Postman)

with Gerald Izenberg, PhD and Oren Izenberg, PhD


Il_Postino_posterThe Postman is about a simple man named Mario who discovers through his meeting with an extraordinary man, the poet Neruda, that he too is extraordinary. In its affectionate telling, The Postman comes as close as any film to uncovering the working heart of poetry, how it need not be arcane, and how it can be a conspirator in getting one a little sex.