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Juliet of the Spirits -- Cinematographer Gianni di Venanzo's masterful use of Technicolor transforms Juliet of the Spirits, Fellini's first color feature, into a kaleidoscope of dreams, spirits, and memories.

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Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (story) &
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Release Date:
3 November 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fellini's Masterpiece !
Plot:
Visions, memories, and mysticism all help a 40-something woman to find the strength to leave her cheating husband. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Unique to the medium See more (50 total) »

Cast

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Giulietta Masina ... Giulietta Boldrini

Sandra Milo ... Suzy / Iris / Fanny
Mario Pisu ... Giorgio (Giulietta's husband)

Valentina Cortese ... Valentina
Valeska Gert ... Pijma
José Luis de Vilallonga ... Giorgio's friend (as José De Villalonga)
Friedrich von Ledebur ... Medium (as Fredrich Ledebur)
Caterina Boratto ... Giulietta's mother
Lou Gilbert ... Grandfather
Luisa Della Noce ... Adele
Silvana Jachino ... Dolores
Milena Vukotic ... Elisabetta - the maid (as Milena Vucotic)
Fred Williams ... Lynx-Eyes' agent
Dany París ... Desperate friend
Anne Francine ... Psychodramatist

Sylva Koscina ... Sylva
Elena Fondra ... Elena
George Ardisson ... Dolores' model (as Giorgio Ardisson)
Genius ... Valentina's lover
Elisabetta Gray ... Teresina - the tall maid
Alberto Plebani ... Lynx-Eyes
Yvonne Casadei ... Susy's maid
Mario Conocchia ... Lawyer
Federico Valli ... Lynx-Eyes' agent
Asoka Rubener ... Bhisma's helper
Alba Cancellieri ... Giulietta as a child
Sujata Rubener ... Bhisma's helper
Alberto Cevenini
Cesarino Miceli Picardi ... Friend of Giorgio
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guido Alberti ... Player (uncredited)
Inna Alexeievna ... Susy's Grandmother (uncredited)
Mary Arden ... TV Actress (uncredited)
Alicia Brandet ... TV Dancer (uncredited)
Maria Cumani Quasimodo ... Woman at Bhishma's Sitting (uncredited)
Dakar ... Black Man on Barge (uncredited)
Dina De Santis ... Susy's Maid (uncredited)
Rosella De Sepio ... Granddaughter (uncredited)
Rika Dialyna ... Woman in Nightmare (uncredited)
Mino Doro ... Player (uncredited)
Bob Edwards ... Dolores' Model (uncredited)
Felice Fulchignoni ... Doctor Raffaele (uncredited)
Gilberto Galvani ... Susy's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Sabrina Gigli ... Granddaughter (uncredited)
Hildegarde Golez ... Susy's Maid (uncredited)
Raffaele Guida ... Arabian Prince (uncredited)
Walter Harrison ... Don Raffaele (uncredited)
Jacques Herlin ... Frenchman at Party (uncredited)
Lea Lander ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Claudie Lange ... (uncredited)
Alessandra Mannoukine ... Susy's Mother (uncredited)
Nadir Moretti ... Model (uncredited)
Carlo Pisacane ... Friar (uncredited)
Remo Risaliti ... Lynx-Eyes' Agent (uncredited)
Grillo Rufino ... Bhisma's Helper (uncredited)
Anita Sanders ... Susy's Guest (uncredited)
Massimo Sarchielli ... Dolores' Model (uncredited)
Seyna Seyn ... Masseuse (uncredited)
Marilù Tolo ... (uncredited)
Edoardo Torricella ... Russian Teacher (uncredited)
Sigrid von Richthofen ... (uncredited)
Eugene Walter ... Mother Superior (uncredited)

Directed by
Federico Fellini 
 
Writing credits
Federico Fellini (story) &
Tullio Pinelli (story)

Federico Fellini (screenplay) &
Tullio Pinelli (screenplay) &
Ennio Flaiano (screenplay) &
Brunello Rondi (screenplay)

Produced by
Henry Deutschmeister .... producer (uncredited)
Clemente Fracassi .... producer (uncredited)
Angelo Rizzoli .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Gianni Di Venanzo 
 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
 
Production Design by
Giantito Burchiellaro 
Luciano Ricceri  (as Luciano Riccieri)
E. Benazzi Taglietti 
 
Art Direction by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Set Decoration by
Vito Anzalone 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Makeup Department
Otello Fava .... makeup artist
Marisa Fraticelli .... hair stylist
Renata Magnanti .... hair stylist
Eligio Trani .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mario Basili .... production manager
Walter Benelli .... production supervisor
Alessandro von Norman .... production manager (as Alessandro Von Normann)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francesco Aluigi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Francesco Cuppini .... assistant set decorator (as Franco Cuppini)
 
Sound Department
Mario Faraoni .... sound
Mario Morigi .... sound
Primiano Muratori .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pasqualino De Santis .... camera operator (as Pasquale De Santis)
 
Casting Department
Jose Villaverde .... casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alice Brugnaro .... head seamstress
Bruna Parmesan .... assistant costume designer
Clara Poggi .... head seamstress
 
Editorial Department
Adriana Olasio .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... musical director
Eugene Walter .... composer: song "Go Milk the Moon" with Nino Rota, cut from final version
 
Other crew
Liliane Betti .... secretary (as Liliana Betti)
Renato Fiè .... production secretary
Clemente Fracassi .... general manager
Ennio Onorati .... production secretary
Eschilo Tarquini .... script supervisor
Rosalba Zavoli .... secretary
Riccardo Cucciolla .... voice dubbing: José Luis de Villalonga (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Giulietta degli spiriti" - Italy (original title)
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Runtime:
137 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
Director Federico Fellini claimed he took LSD in preparation for making this film.See more »
Quotes:
Giorgio:Jose owns one of the biggest bull farms. Sometimes at night this madman puts on his own bullfight.
Giulietta Boldrini:What courage! Isn't it dangerous?
Giorgio's friend:No, signora, it's poetry. Poetry is never dangerous. My best friends are toreadors. They compose music, write verse, and abhor blood.
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26 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Unique to the medium, 6 April 2005
Author: (dain@nyu.edu) from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

This film by Fellini is basically the female version of 8 1/2. Instead of delving into the mind of a middle-aged Italian man dealing with problems with his wife and trying to figure out who he really is, it is about a middle-aged Italian woman dealing with problems with her cheating husband and trying to figure out who she really is. (I still can't decide who I like more as a lead in a Fellini film... Masina or Mastroianni.) The film is very enjoyable, and is definitely one of the films I would classify as a work of art. The one thing that really stands out to me, however, is this: It could only exist as a film. Most films are adapted from previously written novels, or at the very least can suffer the indignation of a "novelization" without losing the quality of the story. But I cannot fathom any way a writer could capture this film with words. It is very visual, but could not be painted or drawn either. I think this is one of the few films I've seen that is completely unique to the medium of film. Towards the end of the film, there is a scene where she is trying to avoid voices and images around her while hosting a party. It was at this point that I realized how perfectly every shot was set-up, and that there would be no way anyone could capture the feeling or the images with words.

I would be extremely fascinated to see what the shooting script to this film looked like. It's the fifth Fellini film I've seen, and I must say, I think I can call him my favorite director. He's the only director whom I've been enthralled by every single film I've seen of his. He has a perfect record, 1.000% batting average so far with me. I'm going to keep seeing more, and hopefully I won't ever be disappointed.

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