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Fellini Puts On The Charm!
on July 6, 2001
"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.