Movie: Fellini's Roma

Oct 26th, 2004, 06:59 PM
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Thanks rbrazil for the information..I am going to rent it..I hope that I can find it.
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Oct 26th, 2004, 07:09 PM
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This is available in English, called, The Magic of Fellini and can be purchased for 19.95
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Nov 21st, 2004, 11:32 PM
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I gave Fellini another chance and watched La Dolce Vita. The main thing is I have to wait until the kids are out of the house to watch these films.

From these two Fellini films, one thing I noticed it that Fellini is a master of filming scenes of chaos in a crowded setting.

Another thing I noticed from both films. Fellini is really into the idea of the all-encompassing woman. In Roma, he rhapsodizes on Anna Magnani in this vein (and she tells him to go to bed and good night). In La Dolce Vita, Marcello has what would otherwise be a very seductive speech to Anita Ekburg where he says things like "You are the first woman of creation. You are . . . ." But of course by then he's too much of an obvious player for this speech to have much effect on viewers. Italians by stereotype split the role of women into the Madonna/whore stereotype (I'm not saying this is limited to Italians, but that's just the stereotype). Fellini for some reason seems to emphasize the concept of a woman embodying all possible roles.

And it was interesting to see Anita Ekburg in the role of voluptuous, glamorous beauty despite her body not being sylph-like.

As to how much insight this film has given me into Italy, I'm not sure. I doubt I'll be hanging around much with the decadent aristocracy!
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Nov 22nd, 2004, 12:37 AM
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WillTravel: do you realize what the kids are watching when they are out of the house?????
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