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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…
"I want a woman!" ~ Uncle Teo
The Italian title "Amarcord" has been rendered in English as "I Remember," and quite rightly this a very personal reminisce about the past of writer-director Federico Fellini. It focuses on the 1930s when he was growing up in the Italian village of Rimini and Fascism was on the rise in Italy. By now, having seen seven of his films, I think I have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the "Maestro."
Typical of Fellini, the film is episodic, reflecting memories of childhood fantasies as well as real events and people. There are the schoolboy pranks. the meals and bickering at home, the youthful crush on the town beauty, and the…
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…
A truthful collection of lies.
Amarcord is a bit much to wrap your head around in a single viewing. Generally speaking, there's no central protagonist or plot, and instead of this traditional narrative structure, the film offers what is basically a series of vignettes that involve a similar set of characters and that take place in a similar setting. What it's about isn't totally obvious—which is probably for the best, rather than having them shallowly play out on the surface—but what is obvious is that it's less a customary story about a single person and more a chaotic poem about a specific place and time.
Most of the events of Amarcord occur in a small, rural village in Italy, and…
Fellini's semi-autobiographical portrait of one year in a small town near Rimini is infused with mischief and nostalgia (the title means 'I remember').
1930's Italy is invoked with great affection as a cavalcade of memorable characters, buxom ladies, and almost carnival grotesques come and go; wink, gurn and break the fourth wall in relentlessly entertaining fashion.
What story there is meanders like a lazy, twisty river - more a series of vignettes - but this is what memory does, and Fellini realises this. This is why some of the characters are a tad forgetful or are interrupted during grandiloquent speeches, occasionally by the unexplained mad motorcyclist who tears through the town at random points.
Highlights include a hilarious montage of…
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…
inhale that smog, fascism is all the rage
One of the master piece of Fellini. I see the memory of his childhood in farm. And also the story of his parents.
This film is a loosely woven pastiche of childhood memories of a small seaside Italian town. Some memories are absurdly funny, some are tenderly touching. It is a nostalgic look at a place and time that feel very different and distant from our modern sensibilities.
I finally get through the last of Fellini's more well-known films with Amarcord, the story of winter, summer, and winter in 1930s Italy. This is said to be largely based on Fellini's early life, and while I Vitelloni was as well, this has more of a heart to it, more of a message to it, and is more of a masterpiece crafted by an accomplished director. While it's not heavy on plot, and some characters seem to be thrown in simply for comic relief or as cartoon cut-outs, it has a wonderful free-flowing nature to it, a unique sense of humor, and a fine taste of what it must have been like for a youth to grow up in such…
Feddy strikes again.
"Where am I? I don't seem to be anywhere."
I loved the direction, cinematography, the compositions, the focus on the little things and the dreamlike atmosphere. The tone in which some of these little stories came to life were a bit too broad and cartoonish for me. I could see and appreciate the charm but more often than not it got in the way of me enjoying these wonderful moments.
I enjoyed Amarcord for what it is - but compared to the other films I'm discovering lately by Fellini, Bergman and Godard, it was a slight disappointment.
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