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was anyone awake the another morning to catch 'roma'.?

 

read that it was fellini's first(?) film.

 

the scene with the underground brothel was VERY interesting.

 

anna (sigh) magnani made a cameo towards the end of the film.

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Somehow I missed it the other night, though many years ago I saw it in the theatre on a double bill with Satyricon (sp?)  I'd love to see more Fellini films on TCM--I wonder if he's ever been honored? 

 

mistervegan, I think his first movie was in the early 1950s or so.

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Felini's first movie as director was "Variety Lights" (1950)  He was a true visionary filmmaker- "8 1/2", "Satyricon" and "Ammacord" are alll worth a look.

 

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Would enjoy seeing La Strada and other Fellini films on TCM.

 

You can check when a film is going to be showing by visiting it's TCMdb page. If it's scheduled, it will say so on the header, underneath the film's title.

 

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/80554/La-Strada/

 

La Strada is scheduled on Oct. 13, in the late night/early morning hours, after Nights of Cabiria.

 

These are both amazing films, especially Nights of Cabiria. Giulietta Masina is a magnificent actress and very touching in both of these.

 

Another Fellini film, also with Masina, Juliet of the Spirits, is scheduled for Oct. 12. And I Vitelloni is scheduled for Nov. 16. I'm very keen on seeing that, as it's also one of his earlier films, even though there's no Masina.

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You can check when a film is going to be showing by visiting it's TCMdb page. If it's scheduled, it will say so on the header, underneath the film's title.

 

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/80554/La-Strada/

 

La Strada is scheduled on Oct. 13, in the late night/early morning hours, after Nights of Cabiria.

 

These are both amazing films, especially Nights of Cabiria. Giulietta Masina is a magnificent actress and very touching in both of these.

 

Another Fellini film, also with Masina, Juliet of the Spirits, is scheduled for Oct. 12. And I Vitelloni is scheduled for Nov. 16. I'm very keen on seeing that, as it's also one of his earlier films, even though there's no Masina.

Thanks for mentioning that about Juliet of the Spirits, my favorite Fellini film, and his other upcoming movies.  Giulietta Masina is a brilliant  actress and was just heartbreaking in La Strada.

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i'm really sure.

 

my bad; i misread someone else's post.     smile.gif

 

mistervegan, I think his first movie was in the early 1950s or so.

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i shall definitely make myself available to peep 'nights of cabiria'.

 

thanks for the heads up!

 

These are both amazing films, especially Nights of Cabiria. Giulietta Masina is a magnificent actress and very touching in both of these.

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Nights of Cabiria is such a good film! Although one might initially think that Anna Magnani would have been better suited to play a street-wise prostitute, I’m not sure that she could have effectively portrayed the contrasting innocent optimism that Giulietta Masina did so well. It is because of Giulietta’s ability to portray innocence so believably that one is all the more saddened by her character’s despair (I’m not sure that I could suspend my disbelief to think that Anna Magnani would ever despair, either), and, in turn, all the more heartening when her character finds the inner strength to become optimistic again.

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Nights of Cabiria is such a good film! Although one might initially think that Anna Magnani would have been better suited to play a street-wise prostitute, I’m not sure that she could have effectively portrayed the contrasting innocent optimism that Giulietta Masina did so well. It is because of Giulietta’s ability to portray innocence so believably that one is all the more saddened by her character’s despair (I’m not sure that I could suspend my disbelief to think that Anna Magnani would ever despair, either), and, in turn, all the more heartening when her character finds the inner strength to become optimistic again.

 

I'm a big fan of Night of Cabiria.    My wife is from Italy so we like to watch Italian movies when TCM has them on.  You're so on target about Giulietta's ability to portray innocence.   That face!   Even when she is doing simple things (like that dance scene in the club), she conveys so much emotion.   

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I'm a big fan of Night of Cabiria.    My wife is from Italy so we like to watch Italian movies when TCM has them on.  You're so on target about Giulietta's ability to portray innocence.   That face!   Even when she is doing simple things (like that dance scene in the club), she conveys so much emotion.   

 

I think one might successfully argue that Giulietta’s use of her facial expressions was somewhat mime-like, in some ways on par with Lon Chaney.

 

Although I am not as enamored with La Strada as I am with Nights of Cabiria, I always enjoy Giulietta’s performance in that as well.

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There's a good bit of Chaplin in this wonderful film, that unique tension between tears and laughter that only certain gifted directors and actors can achieve.  The final scene reminds me strongly of the end of City Lights.  Just tears at your heart.  Nights of Cabiria is truly a great film, and I watch it every chance I get.

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Just got back from Siena. Saw a Fellini film in Italian in a small theatre which made my day.

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Oh I'm realizing all these are very old posts. Kind of a waste of time to give my opinion on the other Fellini flims being mentioned here. This is my very first time posting on this site.

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Oh I'm realizing all these are very old posts. Kind of a waste of time to give my opinion on the other Fellini flims being mentioned here. This is my very first time posting on this site.

 

The group of core users at this forum are very likely to see a new post (just like I saw this one),  so I wouldn't view posting your opinions as a waste of time.   

 

While Threads often 'die' it takes new posts to bring them back to life.

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In college I was lucky enough to be, introduced to Neorealism,  and all the great Italian directors, but Fellini is still my favorite. The first film I saw by him was "I Vitelloni" (The Rascals in Engllsh) and I was in love.

 

I'm surprised no one mentioned my two favorite Fellini films "8 1/2" and "La Dolce Vita". I'd take Marcello over Giulietta any day. (La Strada and Juliet of the Spirits are definitely not favorites of mine.

 

 

I'm also a first-time poster to this thread, but I'm so glad I found it.

 

I'm always on the general Discussion thread complaining about how TCM doesn't show enough Italian Cinema.(And does a dismal job in pronouncing foreign actors' names). In fact, TCM Imports just doesn't cover enough ground for me. They're missing so many great films and they have the right to be shown at 8 and 10 p.m. and not just at 2 or 4 a.m.

 

Also,  I'm looking for Lina Wertmuller films on Sept. 6--the day of women directors on TCM--but I doubt they'll include her.Seven Beauties is at the top of my top ten film list. She was the FIRST woman nominated for a director's Oscar for that film.

 

I've also spent lots of time in Florence and Venice and I was lucky enough to see Pasolini's "Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom" at a XXX-rated  theater in Florence in 1975 when it was just released, and no one was sure if it was porn or art. It was a startling experience and introduced me to a genre that still sticks in my mind as a highlight of my movie-watching experience. 

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I recently saw "La Dolce Vita" at a movie theater here in Minneapolis.  It had moments of being a purdy good movie.  I must confess I was never a big Fellini fan.  I have only seen three or four of his films, and wasn't particularly impressed.  I did like the quiet moment with the man kissing his two children good night.  I thought that was very well done.

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On 1/28/2018 at 9:06 PM, clarklk said:

I recently saw "La Dolce Vita" at a movie theater here in Minneapolis.  It had moments of being a purdy good movie.  I must confess I was never a big Fellini fan.  I have only seen three or four of his films, and wasn't particularly impressed.  I did like the quiet moment with the man kissing his two children good night.  I thought that was very well done.

You should see "8 1/2" if you are in a more adventurous mood try " Satyricon"

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4 minutes ago, jaragon said:

You should see "8 1/2" if you are in a more adventurous mood try " Satyricon"

Fellini is one of my favorite directors, although I haven't seen everything from him. In my opinion, an appreciation of his films is best made by watching them in the order they were made:

  • I Vitelloni (1953)
  • La Strada (1954)
  • Nights of Cabiria (1957)
  • La Dolce Vita (1960)
  • 8 1/2 (1963)
  • Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
  • Spirits of the Dead "Toby Dammit" (1968)
  • Satyricon (1969)
  • Amarcord (1973)

These are the ones that I've seen, and his style progresses from more traditional norms to more avant-garde extravagance as the years go by. 

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2 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Fellini is one of my favorite directors, although I haven't seen everything from him. In my opinion, an appreciation of his films is best made by watching them in the order they were made:

  • I Vitelloni (1953)
  • La Strada (1954)
  • Nights of Cabiria (1957)
  • La Dolce Vita (1960)
  • 8 1/2 (1963)
  • Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
  • Spirits of the Dead "Toby Dammit" (1968)
  • Satyricon (1969)
  • Amarcord (1973)

These are the ones that I've seen, and his style progresses from more traditional norms to more avant-garde extravagance as the years go by. 

My favorite is Nights of Cabiria - so moving. Also yes, his later stuff (like Juliet of the Spirits and Satyricon in particular) uses Jungian psychology and imagery and is really "out there." 

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1 hour ago, jaragon said:

You should see "8 1/2" if you are in a more adventurous mood try " Satyricon"

I have seen "8 1/2", many years ago, at least twice. Maybe two and a half times. It just wasn't my cup of tea.  I don't understand why it's such a highly acclaimed film.

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Variety Lights from 1951 is one of my favorites.  The film is about a theater company that travels throughout Italy playing in small towns, struggling with hostile audiences and the diva-like demands of its leggy star performer.  It's whimsical, charming, funny and has a dreamy quality about it, while still very much a neorealist picture.  Fellini co-directed it with Alberto Lattuada, who was an excellent director in his own right and went on to direct the excellent Mafioso from 1962.

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40 minutes ago, cinemaspeak59 said:

Variety Lights from 1951 is one of my favorites.  The film is about a theater company that travels throughout Italy playing in small towns, struggling with hostile audiences and the diva-like demands of its leggy star performer.  It's whimsical, charming, funny and has a dreamy quality about it, while still very much a neorealist picture.  Fellini co-directed it with Alberto Lattuada, who was an excellent director in his own right and went on to direct the excellent Mafioso from 1962.

I haven't seen Variety Lights yet, but look forward to it. I really enjoyed Mafioso

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