Amarcord [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1973]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary by film scholars Peter Brunette and Frank Burke
  • Fellini's Homecoming, a 45-minute documentary on the complicated relationship between the celebrated director, his hometown, and his past
  • Video interview with star Magali Noël
  • Federico Fellini's drawings of characters in the film
  • "Felliniana," a presentation of ephemera devoted to Amarcord, from the collection of Don Young
  • Archival studio interviews with Fellini and his friends and familt, by longtime radio film critic Gideon Bachmann
  • Restoration demonstration
  • Deleted scene
  • American release trailer
  • Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by scholar Sam Rohdie and Fellini's 1967 essay "My Rimini"

Synopsis

Amarcord
Federico Fellini's warmly nostalgic memory piece examines daily life in the Italian village of Rimini during the reign of Mussolini, and won the 1974 Academy Award as Best Foreign Film. The film's greatest asset is its ability to be sweet without being cloying, due in great part to Danilo Donati's surrealistic art direction and to the frequently bawdy injections of sex and politics by screenwriters Fellini and Tonino Guerra. Fellini clearly has deep affection for the people of this seaside village, warts and all, and communicates it through episodic visual anecdotes which are seen as if through the mists of a favorite dream, playfully scored by Nino Rota and lovingly photographed by Giuseppe Rotunno. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Bruno Zanin - Titta
  • Pupella Maggio
    Pupella Maggio - Titta's Mother
  • Armando Brancia
    Armando Brancia - Titta's Father
  • Magali Noël
    Magali Noël - Gradisca
  • Ciccio Ingrassia
    Ciccio Ingrassia - Uncle Teo
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