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The Clowns [Blu-ray] [1970]

Release Date:10/18/2011

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    Special Features

    • Un Agenzia Matrimoniale, a short movie by Federico Fellini, 1953, Italy, 16 Min.
    • Fellini's Circus, a visual film essay by Adriano Aprà - Fellini Expert and film Historian, Adriano Aprà examines the Director's lifetime fascination with the circus while also comparing it's stylistic features to other Fellini films (Italian languages with English Subtitles)
    • A 50-page booklet on Fellini's own reflections and notes concerning the genesis and production of the film
    • Also included are exclusive orginal drawings by the Director himself


    The Clowns
    The culmination of filmmaker Federico Fellini's lifelong love affair with circus folk was his 1971 The Clowns (I clowns). Fellini's alter ego this time is a young boy, taking in his first circus (again, we're treated to the "parade" motif so often utilized by the director). As the clowns go through their rollicking routines, Fellini takes the time to snipe at movie critics by having one humorless newspaperman, who keeps repeating "What does it mean?", inundated with pails of water. There is also a fleeting homage to Charlie Chaplin in the form of Chaplin's daughter Victoria, who portrays an auditioning clown. Made for Italian TV, The Clowns sustains its exuberance by taking absolutely nothing seriously--not even Fellini, who makes fun of himself throughout in the guise of a pretentious documentary filmmaker. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

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      Riccardo Billi
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    • Alvaro Vitali
      Alvaro Vitali
    • Pierre Etaix
      Pierre Etaix
    • Annie Fratellini
      Annie Fratellini

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