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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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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:
Technicolor Psyche of a Woman at a Loss for Love 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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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Technicolor Psyche of a Woman at a Loss for Love, 15 May 2000
Author: Randal Chicoine (cineaste-4) from Seattle

I was 15 years old when I stumbled into a cinema and caught my first Fellini film -- Juliet of the Spirits. I was so jazzed, wowed and bedazzled by it, I'm sure I went back a few more times. It led me to other Fellini films and, since, he's become my favorite film director.

Though at age 15, I shouldn't have been able to relate very well with this story of an Italian middle-aged woman and her crumbling psyche (what with her failing marriage, her unsympathetic relatives and her repressive childhood), the movie made me care about this woman and showed me sights on film that I'd never seen before.

Masina (Fellini's wife), in her performance, has nearly everything to do with making Juliet's story meaningful, even to a teenaged boy in California. The character's thoughts flash, unspoken, across her face. Her fear, her

bemusement, her insecurities--all are writ in italics and I had no trouble empathizing with Juliet.

Fellini, though, makes the film an occasion to witness how far the medium can go in bringing alive a person's inner life. The weird and awful power of (subjective) memory, the dream state, the spectres of loneliness, betrayal and Catholic mythology: all these and more overtake the screen, dominate the imagery and play the antagonists to Juliet who, as seen by the other "real" characters in the story, is just a simple, loving housewife and neighbor. Juliet finally has to face her demons and either vanquish them or go mad. By the end of the film, we know most of her demons, where they came from, whom they represent and what they mean. What an accomplishment!

In a clinical setting, Fellini dropped LSD around the time he concocted this film. That may be one reason the movie is so psychedelic. This also was his first feature in color. The music is unforgettable. Costumes should have won the Oscar, but that honor went to "Man for all Seasons".

Incidentally, I've bought and viewed the DVD of this movie. It's quite washed-out and not as good as an available VHS letterboxed version.

I'll always miss Fellini, but am so grateful that he was able to make this film and over a dozen others.

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