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Tre Passi Nel Delirio (1968)

In Film on May 5, 2005 at 5:27 am

Tre Passi Nel Delirio (1968)

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Terrance Stamp (looking circa 1985 but it’s really the 60s).

Also known as ‘Histoires Extraordinaire‘ or ‘Spirits of the Dead‘ in US. This Italian+French production consisted of 3 seperate stories by 3 different directors and casts. All stories were adapted from Edgar Allen Poe. Starring bunch of good looking and cool people from the 60s: Jane Fonda, Alain Delon, Brigitte Bardot and Terrance Stamp. The first two have the standard awkward paced B horror movie vibe. But the third one directed by Fellini is way above the league in terms of style, pacing and visions.

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Amarcord (1973)

In Film on January 6, 2005 at 7:56 am

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Fellini‘s whimsical recollection of his youth in a little sea-side town during the days of Italy’s Fascism in 30s. There’s not much of a story, just different episodic accounts of the colorful town folks’ simple lives and their fantasies. Their lives are weaved by ritualistic highlights: the flower that blew all over town indicating the end of winter, bonfire party to welcome spring, boat-greeting to passing-by giant ship, the Fascist Parade, etc. Fellini got a flamboyant style that’s just so beautiful like poetry, and this film is not that bizarre nor pretentious (by his standard ^^;;). The camera works and scenery are just pure pleasure to look at. The first thing I noticed are the soundtrack by Nino Rota, I LOVE the theme music. The music got a festive parade sound that sound very fitting.

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