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Amarcord -- This carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period satirizes the director’s youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge.

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Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (story) &
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Release Date:
19 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The Fantastic World of Fellini!
Plot:
A series of comedic and nostalgic vignettes set in a 1930s Italian coastal town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 17 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Pupella Maggio ... Miranda Biondi, Titta's Mother

Armando Brancia ... Aurelio Biondi, Titta's Father

Magali Noël ... Gradisca, The hairdresser (as Magali' Noel)
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Teo - the mad uncle
Nando Orfei ... Patacca, Titta's Uncle
Luigi Rossi ... Lawyer
Bruno Zanin ... Titta Biondi
Gianfilippo Carcano ... Don Baravelli

Josiane Tanzilli ... Volpina
Maria Antonietta Beluzzi ... Tobacconist
Giuseppe Ianigro ... Titta's Grandfather
Ferruccio Brembilla ... Fascist Leader
Antonino Faà di Bruno ... Count Lovignano (as Antonino Faa' Di Bruno)
Mauro Misul ... Philosophy Teacher
Ferdinando Villella ... Fighetta, Greek Teacher
Antonio Spaccatini ... Federale
Aristide Caporale ... Giudizio
Gennaro Ombra ... Biscein
Domenico Pertica ... Blind Man
Marcello Di Falco ... The Prince
Stefano Proietti ... Oliva, Titta' brother
Alvaro Vitali ... Naso
Bruno Scagnetti ... Ovo
Fernando De Felice ... Ciccio
Bruno Lenzi ... Gigliozzi
Gianfranco Marrocco ... Son of Count Poltavo
Francesco Vona ... Candela
Nella Gambini ... Aldina Cordini (as Donatella Gambini)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dina Adorni ... Mrs. De Leonardis, Mathematics Teacher (uncredited)
Paolo Baroni ... Student (uncredited)
Bruno Bertocci ... Matteo - Gradisca's Husband (uncredited)
Marcello Bonini Olas ... Gymnastic Teacher (uncredited)
Dante Cleri ... History Teacher (uncredited)
Mario Del Vago ... Motorcyclist (uncredited)
Francesco Di Giacomo ... Security Man (uncredited)
Dario Giacomelli ... Patacca's Friend (uncredited)
Veriano Ginesi ... Lifeguard (uncredited)
Mario Liberati ... Ronald Coleman, The Theater Owner (uncredited)
Franco Magno ... Zeus - High School Headmaster (uncredited)
Cesare Martignon ... Barber (uncredited)
Francesco Maselli ... Bongioanni, Science Teacher (uncredited)
Lino Patruno ... Bobo (uncredited)
Fredo Pistoni ... Colonia (uncredited)
Eros Ramazzotti ... Boy Playing with Snow (uncredited)
Faustone Signoretti ... Il vetturino Madonna (uncredited)
Mario Silvestri ... Italian Teacher (uncredited)
Fides Stagni ... Art Teacher (uncredited)
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Directed by
Federico Fellini 
 
Writing credits
Federico Fellini (story) &
Tonino Guerra (story)

Federico Fellini (screenplay) &
Tonino Guerra (screenplay)

Produced by
Franco Cristaldi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Rotunno (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ruggero Mastroianni 
 
Production Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Art Direction by
Giorgio Giovannini 
 
Costume Design by
Danilo Donati 
 
Makeup Department
Rino Carboni .... key makeup artist
Amalia Paoletti .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Alessandro Gori .... production supervisor
Lamberto Pippia .... production manager
Gilberto Scarpellini .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Liliane Betti .... second assistant director (as Liliana Betti)
Mario Garriba .... second assistant director
Maurizio Mein .... first assistant director
Gerald Morin .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Andrea Fantacci .... set dresser
Massimo Antonello Geleng .... assistant production designer (as Antonello Geleng)
Italo Tomassi .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Oscar De Arcangelis .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Adriano Pischiutta .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roberto Aristarco .... assistant camera
Massimo Di Venanzo .... assistant camera
Giuseppe Maccari .... camera operator
Pierluigi Praturlon .... still photographer (as Pierluigi)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mario Ambrosino .... assistant costume designer
Rita Giacchero .... assistant costumer
Aldo Giuliani .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Adriana Olasio .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Carlo Savina .... musical director
 
Other crew
Giuseppe Bruno Bossio .... production secretary
Enzo Consolini .... cashier
Franco Cristaldi .... presenter
Jean Paul De La Motte .... technical co-author
Norma Giacchero .... script supervisor
Enzo Lucarini .... cashier
Mario Maldesi .... dubbing director
Fernando Rossi .... production secretary
Adriana Asti .... voice dubbing: Magali Noël (uncredited)
Renato Cortesi .... voice dubbing: various characters (uncredited)
Solveyg D'Assunta .... voice dubbing: Maria Antonietta Beluzzi (uncredited)
Corrado Gaipa .... voice dubbing: Armando Brancia (uncredited)
Oreste Lionello .... voice dubbing: Ferdinando Villella and Gennaro Ombra (uncredited)
Ave Ninchi .... voice dubbing: Pupella Maggio (uncredited)
Enzo Robutti .... voice dubbing: Ciccio Ingrassia (uncredited)
Piero Tiberi .... voice dubbing: Bruno Zanin (uncredited)
Romolo Valli .... voice dubbing: Nando Orfei (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I Remember" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
123 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Giacomo Leopardi (1798 -1837) was an Italian poet who came in touch with the main ideas of Enlightenment, and created poetic works, related to the Romantic movement, making him regarded as the greatest poet of modern Italy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the carriage is hidden behind the farmhouse, its position in relation to the shadow changes between shots. As it is driven behind the building, it is in shadow; when next shown it is out of the shadow.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Woman:The puffballs.
Husband:When the puffballs come, cold winter's almost gone.
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43 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
More intelligible and informed comment, 20 February 2001
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

I wrote the previous review having just walked to my room after viewing Amarcord. I was ecstatic, and my comments were vague. Now that I have raved, I would now like to show a few of this film's merits.

I had previously thought that Fellini as a filmmaker had died after 8 1/2. His films following that seemed utterly pretentious, as if the director had lost his touch and was trying desperately to figure out what people had liked so much about his films (the exemplary masterpieces being La Strada, Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, and 8 1/2). I thought that he had decided that it was off-the-wall flamboyancy and densely-layered symbolism that made his films great, and that he was mistaken. I still think this is true for his immediately post-8 1/2 films (Giulietta of the Spirits, Satyricon, and Roma, to be exact). Then, I have now discovered, he made a new discovery.

To be truthful, Amarcord is not much like his pre-Juliette of the Spirits films, his Golden Age. It is, in fact, a lot like the three films of his that I truly dislike, again, Juliette of the Spirits, Satyricon, and Roma. Amarcord, like those films, is quite flamboyant - the colors are orgasmic, as they were in those three bad films, the sex is exaggerated (sort of as if these films all took place in that fantasy world where Guido from 8 1/2 had his harem), and the characters are sort of typical or stereotypical.

So what is different about Amarcord? Well, I think the difference is sincerity. In fact, I would say that Fellini's major trait as a director is not flamboyancy, but sentimentalism. UH-OH! That dreaded word! To call a film "sentimental" is an insult. I do not understand this. In all his best films, Federico Fellini absolutely loves his characters. Often, you will notice that a director loathes the characters of his film, either loathes or just feels cynical and indifferent. This is the trait of such much-ballyhooed films as Pulp Fiction, Fight Club, The Matrix, Lola Rennt, etc. Fellini's characters are his children. A couple of filmmakers have restarted this trend, Paul Thomas Anderson of Boogie Nights and Magnolia fame is the best example. While I think that he is still a maturing filmmaker, he is already a great one. And even towards his most despicible characters he shows love.

Anyway, back to Amarcord, the structure of this film is exquisite. It has no real plot line, which is great. Plot is unnecessary. I would much rather experience a world than a contrived story. Fellini has realized this forever. Even his first film, Variety Lights (it was co-directed, actually) has a lack of plot. The wonderful characters just exist, and you exist along with them. Amarcord's script is revolutionary. How to describe it... Actually, I think of Roma as Fellini's failed attempt to make Amarcord. It is a tourists' guide of sorts to Rome. There, Fellini tried to make a love poem to Rome while also mixing in a decay-of-Europe theme, and it never worked. It felt awfully forced. Amarcord also has one very serious subject: the rise of Fascism in Italy. Many critics have complained about Fellini not criticizing the Fascist Party in this film, but rather treating it kindly, for the most part. In fact, all of the characters whom you fall in love with in the film, except for one man (who we identify, though incorrectly, as Fellini's own father), love and support Mussolini. Some people are absolutely outraged at this prospect, believing that Fellini is doing a great disservice to his country. This is nuts! I think we're lucky he had any of his characters criticize the Fascist party, because, truth be told, the people of the Italian countryside loved the Fascist Party until after the onset of WWII (see Vittorio de Sica's rather pretentious _Two Women_ to see this; he actually creates a very unbelievable character to oppose the Fascists in that film). The same goes for the Nazis in Germany. The fascist parties of Europe helped them out of the Great Depression (and consequently threw them into a horrible war), so it is no wonder they were beloved by their countrymen. To say different is simply revisionist history.

I don't have much more I want to say, although there is plenty left to discuss. This film is a masterpiece. And though it may be sacrilige, this is my favorite Fellini film. 10/10

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