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Complete credited cast:
Sergio Rubini ...
Reporter / Himself
Antonella Ponziani ...
Antonella
Maurizio Mein ...
Himself
Paola Liguori ...
Star
Lara Wendel ...
Bride
Antonio Cantafora ...
Spouse
Nadia Ottaviani ...
Vestal Virgin
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Herself
...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maria Teresa Battaglia
Christian Borromeo ...
Christian
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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$112,560 (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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Reginella Campagnola
Lyrics by C. Bruno (as Bruno)
Music by Eldo Di Lazzaro (as Lazzaro)
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One of Fellini's most underrated, most personal and most interesting films
22 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For me, it does fall short of Fellini's most classic movies like Nights of Cabiria, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Amarcord and La Strada. But it is one of Fellini's better later films along with Ginger and Fred and When the Ship Sails On, and I connected more to Intervista than other Fellini's like Casanova, Juliet of the Spirits and especially Satyricon. Intervista is superbly directed by Fellini, restrained yet insightful, and the visuals are gorgeous. The music is brightly characterful and sweepingly beautiful, and the basic story is very interesting in its balance of past and present blurring, studio reality and cinematic illusion as well as being packed with numerous jewels of the screen. It is also one of Fellini's most personal in its nostalgic themes, and balance of humour, surrealism, restless action and beauty. But what makes it especially so is the poignant climax, a beautifully staged reunion between La Dolce Vita stars Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg. Overall, I knew right from the title what to expect, and I got exactly what was promised from the title and summary. Not one of the classics of Fellini, but underrated and interesting. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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