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Most Felliniesque film by Fellini or any other director

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2000 2:13 pm
by mikobandong
And The Ship Sails On. Even the names of the characters are Felliniesque! - Ildebranda Cuffari, Edmea Tetua, Brenda Hilton, etc. and what about the Principesa? - a monumental icon to Fellini.

Runners-up: 8 1/2 and Pasolini's Salo (Morricone's score is Nino Rotaish).

Re: Most Felliniesque film by Fellini or any other director

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2001 4:51 pm
by patti5
My favorite Fellini film, and also my favorite foreign movie of all time is 8 1/2. I love movies that are non-linear and often withour a definite plot,
also ones that are spiritual and cerebral. 8 1/2 is the best of all times because it goes inside the diretor's head, and does not
offer any easy answers, just explores his ideas, fantasies and feelings. The clowns coming on at the end, and the circular "dance of life" at the end
are a source of great inspiration to me, both creatively and spiritually.

Re: Most Felliniesque film by Fellini or any other director

PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2001 7:40 pm
by mikobandong
hi patti5. I also think that the clown scene at the end is one of the best endings in cinema! 8 1/2 is a film that would seem fresh even at this age. And what about Wagner and Verdi supplementing Nino Rota's magical score? I also find it amusing that you, like me, list 8 1/2 among your top films which includes several Bergman films. My list includes 8 1/2, Passion of Anna and Wild Strawberries and it strikes me as odd because Fellini's characters are generally shallow, self-absorbed and indulgent as opposed to Bergman's deep, sensitive and spiritual. One of Woody Allen's characters (which probably echoes his own opinion)in Annie Hall thought that Fellini was just a highly technical director. Whether this is true or not, he is one of cinema's greatest (8 1/2 is definitely his best) and his films are always a sensational experience.

Re: Most Felliniesque film by Fellini or any other director

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2001 2:55 pm
by timofeevna
The most Felliniesque films by another director are Underground and Black Cat, White Cat.

Re: Most Felliniesque film by Fellini or any other director

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2001 1:03 am
by Tony Block
SANTA SANGRE by Jodorowsky

Re: Most Felliniesque film by Fellini or any other director

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2001 8:37 am
by Vox
Well I'd say that to choose a "most Felliniesque" movie, I'd have to choose a movie by the man himself, but the problem is what one should consider "Felliniesque"? I can hardly say that onbe movie of his is more like him than another, because he obviously made both, so I'll limit the question to what is my favourite Fellini, which to me is "Amarcord", closely followed by "Prova d'Orchestra". I do not care for his late movies like "E la nave va" or "Ginger e Fred", but then again, Fellini never was my favourite Italian director, even though I recognize his genius.

Re: Most Felliniesque film by Fellini or any other director

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2001 7:29 pm
by firetree65
By Fellini -- That would be Satyricon. Although Satyricon is probably Fellini's most unique film (that some may brand it as un-Felliniesque), it is also his most whimsical and possibly most extreme. Runner-up: Juliet of the Spirits.

By another director/s -- my list would include Lina Wertmuller's "Seven Beauties" and "Love and Anarchy"; Pasolini's "Salo" (despite its explicitness, this is a visual Fellini feast). I wanted to include Antonioni's "L'avventura" and Fassbinder's "In the Night of Thirteen Moons" but these would deserve another list. What about the most Antonionian, Fassbinderian or Almodovarian film? Or maybe the most Bergmanesque? Aha, what about the most Resnaish? That would be a challenge.