Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
The Fantastic World of Fellini!
A year in the life of a small Italian coastal town in the nineteen-thirties, as is recalled by a director with a superstar's access to the resources of the Italian film industry and a piper's command over our imaginations.
Saint Louis cries when you touch yourself.
Never have I seen a childhood nostalgia film be so brutally honest when it comes to the real life places and people that the story is inspired from. Amarcord comes from the mind and memories of the great Federico Fellini's carnivalesque and alien brain. This film is supposed to be a very personal and achingly nostalgic portrait of the directors youth in a small 1930's seaside village and Italy, and while I didn't grow up in Italy, nor was I born anywhere near 1930, I can tell you that no matter where you are from or how you got to where you are now, Amarcord will feel like home.
However, Amarcord won't feel…
Amarcord is my first Fellini film, which so far seems to be a bad thing. I was really overwhelmed by the style and the grandiose nature of everything, plus it was episodic and fractured and I couldn't follow what the point of it all was. By the end, I realized I kept seeing this one guy's face a lot, so I thought "maybe this film is about him!" Turns out I was right. Amarcord is mostly about Titta, a typical teenage boy who idolizes women and dreams of touching one. There's all this stuff about fascism since it's set in 1930's Italy, and there's lots of romance, farce, and small-town politics at play. All around, I'd say I had a…
In Federico Fellini's Amarcord the great filmmaker takes us through a journey of some of his very memories when growing up in the Italian village of Rimini in the 1930's. The main focus is of a teenage boy named Titta (Bruno Zanin) he's at the stage of his life where he mainly thinks about sex and lives with his mother and his strict father that gets angry every night at the dinner table. We get a glimpse into the life of Titta and his friends and family, it's easily his most sentimental effort that I've seen so far, it's both funny and sweet with the main themes revolving around sex and politics. There is a priest obsessed with the thought…
I forgot about the peacock in the snow. How did I forget about the peacock in the snow?
I was very interested in finally being able to see Amarcord, many say that it is Fellini's last masterpiece. But i didn't go into Amarcord expecting to loving it because this was going to be my 5th movie of his and i had yet to LOVE a movie of his although i got to say that La Dolce Vita, Night of Cabiria and La Strada are very good movies and although i don't love any of those, i feel like re-watching them. So i basically went to Amarcord hoping the best but expecting just a good movie.
Amarcord is Directed by Federico Fellini and it stars Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio and a lot of other "actors" appear in…
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Frederico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film Amarcord is difficult to review in that it isn't really about anything. Taking place over the course of a year in the small Italian city of Rimini, Amarcord is more a series to loosely connected vignettes detailing major events in the town then a cohesive narrative. The story does generally tend to focus on a few characters overall, namely the lovelorn Gradisca and the extremely loud and dysfunctional Biondi clan.
Of course, the fantastic little burg of Rimini is populated by many, many more characters; shop owners, priests, teachers, workers, a motorcycle rider, and a few narrators to name a few. Written by Fellini and Tonino Guerra, Amarcord presents us…
Mesmerizing. I got lost in this community. In these people lives, their relationships, their traditions, their stories. I really felt like a part of that community. Only one year passed but so much happened. A wonderful film.
Slightly more indulgent than the other Fellinis I've seen. Not his best.
So, I really didn’t like this film at all. I won’t say I hated it, there were enough scenes that redeemed it from that. But, I certainly can’t say I liked it at all. I’ve read that this was Federico Fellini’s most personal film, that it comes the closest to describing his childhood in small town Italy. If that’s true, he must have really hated childhood. For the most part this is a film full of loathsome characters, horrible situations, and very little charm. Just about everyone is vulgar and crude, and with very little human sympathy. And maybe that’s life, and certainly some people seem to find a charm and joy in that, but I’m not typically one of…
One of the biggest complaints you'll see levied against this masterpiece of cinema is that it's aimless, which is patently false. People will say it's unfocused which couldn't be further from the truth. This movie is about a small town in Italy during it's fascist days and it hones in on this town like a laser beam. Minor characters who only get maybe five minutes of screen time are fleshed out in deeper ways than most movies are able to do with a character in an hour and a half.
You don't spend the movie weighted down to one character or plotline but instead you stroll about the winding streets of this film, peeking in shop windows to see the…
I love the soundtrack by Nino Rota but this movie is too long and aimless.
Effortlessly funny and poignant and effective at evoking genuine nostalgia, but I didn't get to know the protagonist well enough (he's sort of a non-entity for much of the film) to become sufficiently involved.
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