Do you have a favorite Fellini film? My sentimental favorite is "Juliet of the Spirits"--I love Giulietta Masina's performance in it, and the creepy visions of the ghosts.
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"La Dolce Vita." All the others have just too many awful Italians in them.
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This is the new Datalounge, OP. These dimwits don't know or care about Fellini. Ask something about the Kardashians if you want to have a conversation.
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OP, you and I have something in common! I thought I was the only one who preferred JULIET over the others, yet here we both are. My other favorite Fellini films besides JULIET are SATYRICON and TOBY DAMMIT.
JULIET was Fellini's first film in Technicolor and he also was experimenting with LSD at the time which only heightens his usual surrealistic flourishes.
I think the tree-house scenes are my favorite.
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I love many of his movies, especially his earlier ones. Towards the end, I think everyone agrees he was pretty much on autopilot.
My favorite is "La Strada" with his gorgeous wife Giullietta Masina. The moment when the kids sneak her up to entertain the mentally retarded kid is priceless.
I also like "Amarcord". For some reason I tend to cry at the end although it's not a particularly sad movie. I think it's just a very sweet movie.
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Fellini Satyricon%0D %0D %0D I knew I was a big ol 'mo when I saw this as a wee baby queer. I didn't understand it all, but I knew I wanted Encolpio in the most sinful, nasty way.%0D %0D Wasn't too crazy about the woman with 2 dozen nips, though.
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I adore AMACORD.
And while all the Rota soundtracks for Fellini are lovely, AMACORD'S is transcendent.
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Definitely La Strada. B ut I've liked everything of his I've seen... except Satyricon, which gave me a monstrous headache.
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Not my favorite but his clown documentary is quite good.
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I love Juliet as well and sought it out after I learned that Woody Allen's Alice (another fav of mine) was inspired by that film.%0D %0D I went to a lot of trouble to get the wacky soundtrack for it on ebay as well.%0D %0D I also love La Strada.
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Nights Of Cabiria. Giulietta Massina's performance in it is magnificent.
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I'm one who always loved 8 1/2, but NIGHTS OF CABIRIA and AMARCORD are also wonderful.%0D
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A tie between 'Amarcord' and 'Ginger and Fred' --the second about the only good film he did late in life; the first just a beautiful film on every level. Regardless, I would listen to Nino Rota's scores for all his films for days and days when I was nostalgic for the past.The images in Fellini films stay with you for years but the music forever.
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Funny you mention that, R13, because GINGER & FRED was just on TCM or IFC this weekend in widescreen. It is a wonderful film. Of his later films, THE SHIP SAILS ON is a lot of fun, too.
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I can't even THINK about the last ten minutes of Nights of Cabiria without my eyes welling with tears. Cabiria's total acceptance of the fact that life goes on no matter what..
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Roma. The sequence in the subway when they uncover the ancient murals.
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r2 Actually, some of us prefer Antonioni.
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Another vote for La Strada, although I'm a big Fellini fan. My sentimental favorite.
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Did he direct that show, Felicity?
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r14 -- "Ship Sails On" is fun but isn't that the one with laughable special effects? r16 -- "Roma" - yes! Incredible images
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For a long time my favorite film was "La Dolce Vita". Now I find some of it tedious, but I still love it. I'd say that "La Strada" and "Nights of Cabiria" are my favorites, they're both heartbreaking and beautiful. "Amarcord" is goofy and funny, even with it's serious back-story of fascism. These are not just my favorite's by Fellini, but amongst my favorite films, period.
I once saw "Il Maestro" at LAX. Fellini had come to town to accept his honorary Oscar. Celebrity sightings at LAX are so common, most of the time it's hardly worth the trouble of a second look. This was before the explosive growth of the paparazzi scene. (Irony noted) What drew my attention at first was the commotion, the huge crowd following someone through the terminal, with camera flashes and the bright lights of video cameras. Then I noticed the signature black hat and black cape, and I knew at once who it was. I couldn't believe how lucky I was being so close to Federico Fellini. Of course other people at the airport were asking "Who is it?" "Who's that?" And when I answered "It's Federico Fellini" every one of them said "Who?" Hopefully they learned something if they watched the Oscars a few nights later.
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Fellini with Marcello Mastroianni...
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