Blu-ray Disc - 2011 | Italian
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A portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Federico Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political repartee.
Publisher: [United States] : The Criterion Collection, 2011
Edition: Blu-ray special edition
ISBN: 9781604653908
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 booklet


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Oct 29, 2018

At an almost unbearable 130-minute running time - Fellini's "Amarcord" (whose title translates to "I remember") was such utterly absurd storytelling that it could only be described as being pure cinematic flatulence (aka. "Art House" cinema).

This 1973 film's erratically disjointed sequences were so hastily slapped together (thanks to Fellini's obvious directorial incompetence) that they inevitably defied any real logical coherency at all.

To say that I was completely floored with disbelief to find out that "Amarcord" had actually won an "Oscar" for "Best Foreign Film" of that year would truly be an understatement like no other.

Apr 20, 2017

Wonderful to see this film again... part circus, part theater, part movie... part vaudeville... about life in a small Italian town under Musolinni... but generally not politica,l and that, in part , is what it's about... people's real preoccupations are focused on every-day life.....

Apr 20, 2017

Watched this several times when it first came out and treasure it now years later. It is a charming movie about the director's early life and has an incredible sound track by Nino Rota

Jul 12, 2016

Fellini's memories of fart jokes, trashy, stupid people, etc.

kenwilkinson Jan 17, 2015

Beautiful film.

patricklibrary1 Jun 25, 2014

Huge canvass of memories from a great director in his prime.

Feb 28, 2014

Joseph, glad that you 'at-least'added the "iTALLIAN" reference. Egocentricity of English speaking North American's is astounding. Assuming that you are Canadian that is. How do you refer to Hollywood films?!? As they are also 'foreign'! Canada has it's own very significant film industry and as you are likely well aware, Canadians are very prominent and powerful in the US industry. Film making began in Europe, France to be precise. California became a main centre for film largely because of the varied climate and extremely varied terrain, and is actually the most INTERNATIONAL, film making centre of the world. Most of the early powerful and talented film actors and directors came to "Hollywood" from Europe, some not very proficient in English at all. Many countries have a huge Industry, as a matter of fact India has the largest in terms of production and audience, and their 'star' status rivals that of anywhere. To not appreciate Felini's Amarcord, one must have grown up in a very close-minded, limited environment, (a vacuum) or live in denial as an adult. The film is an anthropological artistic masterpiece about people and behavior. It demonstrates the fractural reality of humanity in that almost any town can be used as an analogy of the human world. Fractural, referring to patterns within patterns repeating on different size scales. To understand and appreciate the genius of Felini's film and work in general, read a copy of MY RIMINI, an essay by him, explaining where the inspiration for the film comes from. O f course you may be of the school that film is strictly for entertainment and not to be considered for serious artistic statement , which is perfectly fine; but even from the approach of pure entertainment, I cannot understand anyone not appreciating Amarcord. If you just want a good laugh, it is as funny as some of Chaplin's work.

Nov 04, 2013

Brilliant film by Fellini- makes a great double bill with " Roma " ( also by Fellini ).

Feb 25, 2012

The most vulgar film ever made. Utterly worthless!

Sep 11, 2011


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