Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. It's both a touchingly nostalgic ... See full summary »
In 1914, a luxury ship leaves Italy in order to scatter the ashes of a famous opera singer. A lovable bumbling journalist chronicles the voyage and meets the singer's many eccentric friends and admirers.
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 ... See full summary »
Juliet lives in a beautiful house by the ocean. Her sisters, and especially her Mother overshadow her with their beauty. She is a spiritual, superstitious and naive woman. She visits a psychic seer who tells her she must follow the sex trade in order to be happy. Not long after she meets her eccentric and sexy neighbour, Suzy, who, by all counts appears to be a high class prostitute and encourages Juilet into sexual acts which make her guilty and nervous. A rare night when her husband is at home she wakes up to catch him talking to another woman on the phone. He calls out the name "Gabriella" while sleeping, but when she questions him he lies his way out of it. She finds out who Gabriella is and fears her husband will leave her. Juliet begins having visions who accuse and terrorize her. The pinnacle of the visions comes at the end where it is implied she realizes she would be better off without her husband and is ultimately emotionally emancipated.Written by
Giulietta Degli Spiriti/Juliet of the Spirits(1965) dives into the psyche of a frustrated house wife. The movie is a feminine take on 8 and a half(1963) because it deals with the anxieties and fears of an older woman. It was the first film that Fellini Uses color. Juliet of the spirits(1965) is an "absolute film" because the feature film focuses on the live of a woman in almost a dreamlike state. Its about a woman who reexamines her life while she suspects her husband of being unfaithful. This feature was done during Federico Fellini's middle period when he dabbled in dreamlike symbolism.
One fact I find amazing is that Fellini took LSD in preparation for making the film. This shows that many great artists will push themselves in order to get the final results. Giulietta Degli Spiriti(1965) was not a big hit when first showed in theatres. Giulietta Masina gives a sympatheic performance as Juliet. Felini is almost perfect in conveying Juliet's discovery of her independant individuality. It has the atmosphere of a circus performance.
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