Socialismo Tascabile (Prove Tecniche Di Trasmissione) - Thematic Elements

Thematic Elements

The title can be translated as Pocket socialism (broadcast test techniques).

Collini's lyrics are filled with references to people and places from the past, mostly from the Italian years of lead. Among the political figures mentioned on the album are Enver Hoxha, Georgi Dimitrov, Rosa Luxemburg, Malcolm X, Antonio Gramsci, Alexander Dubček, Maximilien Robespierre, Enrico Berlinguer, Marco Pannella, Ronald Reagan, Karl Marx, Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Dolores Ibárruri, Josip Broz Tito, Kim Il Sung and Vladimir Lenin. A range of confectionery products, including Cinnamon-flavoured bubblegum and Tatranky wafers, is also mentioned, carrying several political metaphors: the commercial disappearance of these products is compared to the decadence of communism. Collini cites several musicians, including Mark Lanegan and his band Screaming Trees, the punk band Dead Kennedys, the hard rock band Van Halen and several new wave and synthpop acts such as Depeche Mode, Modern Talking and Nik Kershaw. Actual life happenings are also translated into lyrics in several songs.

  1. "Kappler"
    • Herbert Kappler
    • Matura
  2. "Enver"
    • Enver Hoxha
  3. "Khmer Rossa"
    • Georgi Dimitrov
    • Vladimir Mayakovsky
    • Filippo Turati
    • Pietro Nenni
    • Khmer Rouge, the ruling political party of Cambodia from 1975 to 1979.
    • The October Revolution
    • Rosa Luxemburg
    • Stalingrad
  4. "Cinnamon"
    • Cinnamon-flavoured bubblegum
    • Koper, Slovenia (Italian: Capodistria)
    • The Black Panther Party
    • Malcolm X
    • Stimorol chewing gum
    • Antonio Gramsci
    • Big Babol chewing gum (manufactured by Perfetti Van Melle)
  5. "Tono Metallico Standard"
    • Standa, an Italian chain of department stores.
    • Mark Lanegan
    • Screaming Trees
    • Dead Kennedys
  6. "Tatranky"
    • Prague
    • Leonid Brezhnev
    • Marxism
    • Modern Talking
    • Samantha Fox
    • Nik Kershaw
    • Al Bano and Romina Power
    • Depeche Mode
    • Alexander Dubček
    • Škoda Auto
    • Tatranky wafers, once produced in the Czech Republic but now manufactured by the Groupe Danone
    • Loacker wafers
  7. "Robespierre"
    • Maximilien Robespierre
    • Jacobins
    • Space Invaders
    • Enrico Berlinguer
    • Alberto Juantorena
    • Sandinismo in Nicaragua
    • Marco Pannella
    • Marlboro cigarettes
    • The NSU Prinz
    • Anna Oxa
    • The Festival della canzone italiana
    • Van Halen
    • Jarmila Kratochvílová
    • Toblerone chocolate
    • American bombing of Tripoli and Benghazi, Libya, which occurred on 15 April 1986.
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Karl Marx
    • Ho Chi Minh
    • Che Guevara
    • Dolores Ibárruri
    • Stalingrad
    • Josip Broz Tito
    • Vladimir Lenin
    • The village of Cavriago
    • The Italian Communist Party
    • The Democrazia Cristiana party
  8. "Piccola Pietroburgo"
    • Italian singer Orietta Berti
    • Vladimir Lenin
    • The village of Cavriago
    • Reggio Emilia
    • Kim Il Sung
    • Enver Hoxha
    • The Festa de l'Unità
    • Jukka Reverberi of the band Giardini di Mirò
    • Civitavecchia
    • Komsomolskaya Pravda
    • Arkhangelsk
  9. "De Fonseca"
    • De Fonseca, an Italian brand of slippers

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"Thematic elements", or "thematic material", is a term used by the Motion Picture Association of America and other film ratings boards to highlight elements of a film that do not fit into the traditional categories such as violence, sex, drug use and language, but may involve some degree of malcontent. This rating reason raises a warning to parents and guardians to learn more about a film before they allow their children to view it. These thematic elements include death, discrimination, defiance, child abuse, coming-of-age issues, verbal abuse, disability, abortion, religion, and other serious subjects or mature discussions that some parents and guardians feel may not be appropriate for their young children. Films with strong thematic elements include The Cider House Rules, Juno, The Aviator, The Color Purple, In Her Shoes, I Love You Phillip Morris, My Girl, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Hunger Games, Warrior, A Beautiful Mind, and 42. Mild thematic elements appear in many other PG and PG-13-rated drama and, primarily, documentary films.

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