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Amarcord Review d: Federico Fellini

15 March 2011 10:59 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Amarcord (1973) Direction: Federico Fellini Cast: Bruno Zanin, Magali Noël, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Ciccio Ingrassia, Nando Orfei, Luigi Rossi, Gianfilippo Carcano, Josiane Tanzilli, Maria Antonietta Beluzzi , Giuseppe Ianigro, Ferruccio Brembilla Screenplay: Federico Fellini and Tonino Guerra Oscar Movies Amarcord By Dan Schneider of Cosmoetica: Federico Fellini's Amarcord has often been linked with Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander as films made by old men looking back on their youth. While this is true, Amarcord has a loose narrative structure in which the lives of many characters are detailed in comic vignettes, whereas Fanny and Alexander is a straightforward drama. In fact, Amarcord shares a deeper affinity with another work that was obviously influenced by it: Woody Allen's grossly underrated Radio Days. Which of those two films is better is debatable, though Radio Days is both tighter and a bit deeper in characterization. (Allen's opening classroom scenes in Annie »

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