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Intervista (1987)

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Complete credited cast:
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Reporter / Himself
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Antonella
Maurizio Mein ...
Himself
Paola Liguori ...
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Lara Wendel ...
Bride
Antonio Cantafora ...
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Nadia Ottaviani ...
Vestal Virgin
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Herself
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Himself
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Maria Teresa Battaglia
Christian Borromeo ...
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Roberta Carlucci
Dario Casalini ...
Umberto Conte
Lionello Pio Di Savoia
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Cinecitta, the huge movie studio outside Rome, is 50 years old and Fellini is interviewed by a Japanese TV crew about the films he has made there over the years as he begins production on his latest film. A young actor portrays Fellini arriving at Cinecitta the first time by trolley to interview a star. Marcello Mastroianni dressed as Mandrake the Magician floats by a window and Fellini followed by TV crew takes him to Anita Ekberg's villa where the Trevi fountain scene from Dolce vita, La (1960) is shown on a sheet that appears and disappears as if by magic. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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6 November 1992 (USA)  »

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When the priest guides Fellini and friends to Villa Pandora, riding his motorcycle, a wire moving his scarf is totally visible. See more »

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[first lines]
Federico Fellini: You here already? Go home to bed.
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Features La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »

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The End of a Golden Era
29 November 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While shooting a movie about his arrival to Cinecittà to interview a famous star, Federico Fellini is interviewed by the Japanese television. Fellini highlights and revisits the beginning of his career portrayed by the young actor Sergio Rubini in the early 40's. Then he casts new characters for his next movie, "Amerika", from Franz Kafka. Later Marcello Mastroianni performing Mandrake visits Fellini and his producers, cast and crew and together they pay a visit to Anita Ekberg in her country cottage. Last but not the least, Fellini foresees the end of the golden era to the cinema industry with the competition of the television.

The beautiful and simple "Intervista" is a nostalgic "movie of a documentary of a film-making" that envisions the increasing competition to the television in this segment and consequent end of the golden era of the cinema industry and mostly of the movie theaters. The climax of the story is certainly with the unforgettable and most famous scene of the Italian cinema with Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in the fountain of "La Dolce Vita". I would give a penny for the thoughts of Anita and Marcello while seeing that magic moment of their youth again. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Entrevista" ("Interview")


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