Amarcord

Amarcord

DVD - 1998
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The story of people in a town in Italy in the 1930s, under the control of both the Church and Fascism.
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, c1998
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780780020696
0780020693
Branch Call Number: ITA MOVIE AMA
Language Note: In Italian with optional English soundtrack or subtitles
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ZoltanKozak
Oct 07, 2019

Over these many years I've repeatedly heard people give Fellini's "Amarcord" nothing but the highest of praise imaginable. And, so - With that in mind - I was totally expecting this 1973 production to just "wow!" me over with its (apparent) wonderful ingenuity and its refreshing originality.

Well - Let me tell ya something - I thought that "Amarcord" was nothing but a big, fat dud from start to finish.

With this Italian film now being nearly fifty years old, I really did try to cut it some slack. But, alas! - This total "art-house" junk had such an annoyingly erratic and disjointed story-line that I'm completely convinced that director, Federico Fellini was, pretty much, a certified idiot. I ain't kidding here, folks!

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1aa
Mar 09, 2019

A fun, interesting and nostalgic film with all sorts of vulgar, odd, and funny scenes.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jan 10, 2019

VERY GOOD 1973 Fellini film 'I Remember' based on his reminisces of growing up in 1930's Mussolini Fascist Italy. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
It does have LOTS of Felliniesque a bit whack sequences - and includes terrific music score by Nino Rota.
Also includes excellent film sequences of country urban Italy - fun view and more understandable (for me) than many Fellini films.

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Calvacade
Nov 28, 2018

Brilliant film by Fellini- makes a great double bill with " Roma " ( also by Fellini ).

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ManMachine
Oct 29, 2018

At an almost unbearable 130-minute running time - Fellini's "Amarcord" (whose title translates to "I remember") was such utterly absurd storytelling that it could only be described as being pure cinematic flatulence (aka. "Art House" cinema).

This 1973 film's erratically disjointed sequences were so hastily slapped together (thanks to Fellini's obvious directorial incompetence) that they inevitably defied any real logical coherency at all.

To say that I was completely floored with disbelief to find out that "Amarcord" had actually won an "Oscar" for "Best Foreign Film" of that year would truly be an understatement like no other.

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VonHafenstaaad
Apr 20, 2017

Wonderful to see this film again... part circus, part theater, part movie... part vaudeville... about life in a small Italian town under Musolinni... but generally not politica,l and that, in part , is what it's about... people's real preoccupations are focused on every-day life.....

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Maoisdead
Apr 20, 2017

Watched this several times when it first came out and treasure it now years later. It is a charming movie about the director's early life and has an incredible sound track by Nino Rota

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KatherineHere
Jul 12, 2016

Fellini's memories of fart jokes, trashy, stupid people, etc.

kenwilkinson Jan 17, 2015

Beautiful film.

patricklibrary1 Jun 25, 2014

Huge canvass of memories from a great director in his prime.

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