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Federico Fellini (story) &
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Release Date:
19 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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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 18 wins & 8 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Elaborate Nostalgia Piece See more (102 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Pupella Maggio ... Miranda

Armando Brancia ... Aurelio

Magali Noël ... Gradisca (as Magali' Noel)
Ciccio Ingrassia ... Teo
Nando Orfei ... Patacca
Luigi Rossi ... Lawyer
Bruno Zanin ... Titta
Gianfilippo Carcano ... Baravelli

Josiane Tanzilli ... Volpina

Maria Antonietta Beluzzi ... Tobacconist
Giuseppe Ianigro ... Grandpa
Ferruccio Brembilla ... Fascist
Antonino Faà di Bruno ... Count (as Antonino Faa' Di Bruno)
Mauro Misul ... Teacher
Ferdinando Villella ... Fighetta
Antonio Spaccatini ... Federale
Aristide Caporale ... Giudizio
Gennaro Ombra ... Biscein
Domenico Pertica ... Blind
Marcello Di Falco ... Prince
Stefano Proietti ... Oliva

Alvaro Vitali ... Naso
Bruno Scagnetti ... Ovo
Fernando De Felice ... Ciccio
Bruno Lenzi ... Gigliozzi
Gianfranco Marrocco ... Son
Francesco Vona ... Candela
Nella Gambini ... Aldina (as Donatella Gambini)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dina Adorni ... DeLeonardis (uncredited)
Nick Alexander ... Teo / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Paolo Baroni ... Student (uncredited)
Bruno Bertocci ... Matteo (uncredited)
Marcello Bonini Olas ... Teacher (uncredited)
Cicely Browne ... Hooker / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lewis E. Ciannelli ... Passenger / Orderly / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Dante Cleri ... Teacher (uncredited)
Carolyn De Fonseca ... Teacher / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Mario Del Vago ... Motorcyclist (uncredited)
Francesco Di Giacomo ... Security (uncredited)

Michael Forest ... Fascist / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Dario Giacomelli ... Patacca's Friend (uncredited)
Veriano Ginesi ... Lifeguard (uncredited)
Sheila Goldberg ... S'ilvousplaît (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Paul Goldfield ... Ciccio / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
John Karlsen ... Lawyer (voice: English version) (uncredited)
William Kiehl ... Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Anthony La Penna ... Colman / Fascist / Teacher / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Louise Lambert ... Miranda (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Mario Liberati ... Colman (uncredited)
Andy Luotto ... DeSantis / Partier / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Gene Luotto ... Aurelio / Bald / Barber / Blueblood / Bobo / Carlo / Gigliozzi / Hangeron / Passenger / Priest / Teacher / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Steven Luotto ... Ciccio / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Franco Magno ... Zeus (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Agent / Teacher / Temperance / Walla / Worker (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Cesare Martignon ... Barber (uncredited)

Francesco Maselli ... Bongioanni (uncredited)
Lino Patruno ... Bobo (uncredited)
Fredo Pistoni ... Colonia (uncredited)
Eros Ramazzotti ... Boy (uncredited)

Ted Rusoff ... Lallo / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Faustone Signoretti ... Madonna (uncredited)
Mario Silvestri ... Teacher (uncredited)
Robert Sommer ... Partier / Shave / Teacher / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Spafford ... Coachman / Flutist / Suit / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Susan Spafford ... Teacher / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Fides Stagni ... Teacher (uncredited)
Mel Welles ... Temperance / Walla (voice: English version) (uncredited)

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)
Gene Luotto .... dialogue director: English version (uncredited)
Gene Luotto .... dialogue: English version (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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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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Trivia:
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:
Factual errors: The banners promoting the Mille Miglia indicate that it was the seventh event (VII). However, the seventh running of the event was in 1933, and Beau Geste (1939) was not released until 1939. The Mille Miglia was not held in 1939.See more »
Quotes:
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Miranda:The puffballs.
Aurelio Biondi, Titta's Father:When the puffballs come, cold winter's almost gone.
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26 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Elaborate Nostalgia Piece, 22 April 2004
Author: ilpositionokb (silverlion03@yahoo.com) from Merced, CA.

Federico Fellini's "Amarcord" is perhaps the flamboyant directors most entertaining and autobiographical film. His personal recollections on growing up in 1930's pre-war Italy under control of Fascism and the Church, are recorded with lively, colorful images. Fellini stylishly evokes his unique vision of provincial Rimini(Where he was born)through an adolescent viewpoint. The youthful irreverence, casual vulgarity. and tawdry exuberance of the characters flow unrestrained throughout the narrative. Fellini vividly recreates a carnival-like atmosphere filled with incident and observation. He excelled at constructing private worlds; distinct and spirited in their sense of community and place. In "Amarcord" childhood perceptions and improbable encounters are summoned via symbols, dreams, and illusions. Similar to Pirandello, the nature of truth becomes suspect. Fellini does little to dispel this notion. He once stated that 'nothing stifles the imagination more than a good memory'. Fabrication with Fellini often times blends imperceptibly with reality. "Amarcord"(The title translates as "I Remember") is structured in a series of loosely connected tales. Detailed vignettes of public school shenanigans; curious instruction; and the hyper-critical approach of the church. Cinematographer Guiseppe Rotuno favors shooting with a short lense to exaggerate the perspective. He frequently films the sizable features of the actors in extreme close-up contributing to the film's overstated visuals. Fellini was notorious for his preference of using actors with strange and unusual faces. He favored grotesqueness over craft for the most part. (The majority of the cast were selected from amateur groups all over Northern Italy. "Amarcord" is filled with memorable and eccentric characters including a blind accordianist; a foul-mouthed midget nun; a buxom tobacco store owner with a penchant for young men; a lascivious and gaseous grandfather; Volpina the town nymph; Theo the sexually-repressed, mad uncle; and an ever present dim-witted street vendor. Erratic personalities who consistently insist on indulging their illusions. The film uses an on-screen narrator who comments directly into the camera about Rimini's storied past. The pedantic commentator's articulate and austere tone is comically undercut by some off-screen antics.(Ill-timed, loud raspberries; well-tossed snowballs; general heckling, etc.) In the course of the film, an array of odd processions confront the spectator from every conceivable angle. Several of Fellini's films share this infinite movement of characters. Much of the scenario is taken up by the presentation of these large groups of comic figures as they interact around town. "Amarcord", Fellini's last commercial success, is an elaborate nostalgia piece populated with exotic individuals. Endearing misfits who seem to fit perfectly in the director's unconventional universe. One may not know where Fellini is heading half the time, but that's part of his lasting appeal. And in "Amarcord, make no mistake, Fellini is ALL over the place. KB

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