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  • Actors: Magali Nol, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Ciccio Ingrassia
  • Directors: Federico Fellini
  • Writers: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra
  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: Oct. 1 2002
  • Run Time: 123 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0780020693
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,011 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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In this carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of rituals, sensations and emotions. Adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political repartee are set to Nina Rota's music in this beautiful transfer of Amarcord.

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Federico Fellini's final film to win an Oscar is a fascinating mix of nostalgia, allegory, and larger-than-life outrageousness, and Criterion has assembled a package that pays tribute to every facet. The stellar assortment of supplements includes a trailer, sketches by the filmmaker, deleted footage, an interview with the still effervescent star Magali Noël, and a nonstop commentary track by Italian cinema scholars Peter Brunette and Frank Burke that manages to be both extremely informative and dryly funny. (The director's growing infatuations with rude bodily functions and exaggerated female forms do not go unremarked.) Most essential, however, might be the inclusion of a 45-minute documentary featuring interviews with a number of Fellini's childhood friends, some of whom were surprised to find themselves depicted in the film in exaggerated form. Taken as a whole, it paints a fascinating picture of a sly, continually slippery artist who, in the words of one participant, did everything possible to wipe out his own autobiography and invent another one. --Andrew Wright --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Miko on Aug. 26 2000
Format: DVD
Fellini's theme of coming of age memoir works as a beautiful nostalgic piece. The film resonates from an earlier film of his 8 1/2 showing the director's flashes to his seaside hometown. I've watched this film several times and on every occassion find something new. Here's a tip to enjoy watching a foreign film - Do NOT watch the English dubbed version if there is any - so much is lost in the film. Fellini's films work with subtitles because they make you forget you're reading them at all and as always, Fellini pleases both eye and ear and subsequently the heart. The musical score by Nino Rota is something one looks forward to in every scene. His music perfectly sets the tempo of each image, and I mean each and every one. What a duo of artistic genius these two men are! Watching the film on its excellent Criterion-restored DVD version, one can only wonder what the cinema world would be without Fellini.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7 1999
Format: VHS Tape
"Amarcord" finds Fellini in a nostalgic mood, and attempting to create a highly stylized world (in this case, 1930's Italy), as opposed to his more realistic early films such as "La Strada." Whether this stylization dilutes the overall power of Fellini's film is for each viewer to decide, but it is worth noting that the director would only make two more films of "Amarcord's" quality - "Casanova" and "City of Women" - before directing the less memorable films like "Intervista" and "Voice of the Moon" which ended his career.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex Udvary on July 6 2001
Format: DVD
"Amarcord" is a "plot-less" movie, that goes from one story to another. There brief episodic scenes, that when they're all added up you have a movie that made you laugh, had a little heart, and perhaps maybe made you relive your past as well. In my opinion "Amarcord" is Fellini's most charming film. Even though films like "8 1\2" , "La Strada", and "The White Sheik" are great movies, this one carries something special with it. Nearly everything about this movie is a delight. Fellini's directing is great. The music by Nino Rota has to be my favorite thing about the whole movie! Maybe this sounds odd to some, to actually say you enjoyed the music in a movie more than the movie itself, but, if you've ever seen this movie, you'll understand. The cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno is very good as well. Fellini has been quoted as saying this movie is not autobiographical, but, does relate to some moments in his childhood. Well, whether the movie is or isn't autobiographical it's still a pleasure to watch. The movie for the most part follows Titta (Bruno Zanin) and his family. We see the way his family is, the scene at the dinner table makes me laugh everytime, unfortunately it's like watching my own family, and how sad is that! lol. We see his friends at school, and we even get to hear his confession, which was providing a little bit more information than I really needed to know lol. Look, there's not much more I could add that other's haven't already. If you've never seen a Fellini movie, this would be a good place to start. If your already a Fellini fan, why have you waited to see this? Again, not Fellini's best film, but, his most charming.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By leslie dear on Nov. 12 2000
Format: DVD
Lovely nostalgic film, absolutly classic for those with an honest sense of humor and a non-american concern for political correction. A film that manages to illustrate the ridiculous pettyness of life, simultaneously and successfully existing within a culture firmly set in its old ways - This is something that everyone is trying to achieve. Bread and Butter!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RON A ZAJAC on April 15 2001
Format: DVD
Love this movie, and do want to make one observation about this release.
If you don't know Italian, I would recommend viewing the English dub; I was very very impressed with it. And I don't take doublage lightly. For instance, I won't listen to the Criterion dub of Cabiria; I'd rather read the subtitles. I'm sort of curious if this is really the original Fellini soundstage English dub, or one put together later; I found the voice acting and use of idiom nuanced (a la Fellini), still fresh, and worthy of this movie.
Upshot; if you're not sure whether to get this movie because you don't know what you hate more, subtitles or dubbing, fear not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 15 2000
Format: DVD
On the surface, a very messy and vulgar film with no apparent narrative. Watch it more closely and you will see that Fellini is attempting to make a very good point about the oppressive years of fascism. Many think it is an autobiographical film, but Fellini himself denies this fact, stressing how the name Amarcord is the name of a local aperitif. The sexual repression of the young boys, the constantly foggy surroundings, Titta's suffocation by the buxom tobacconist lady - all trying to say something, don't you think? Please don't be put off at face-value, because much more lies under the surface. Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BRIAN W. BRODY on Sept. 21 2001
Format: DVD
Why do I like this movie, in 1000 words or less without sounding pretentious? Bicycle seats, Mussolini's floral bust conducting an imaginary wedding ceremony, Uncle Tio in the tree screaming,
"I need a woman", the preist and the young boy philosophizin' about masterbation, etc., etc. I swear, buy this movie which is much better than Roma or Satyricon or hell even La Dolce Vita for that matter and you won't be disappointed, and after you've enjoyed this fine, fine, film you might as well enjoy The City of Women.
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