Amarcord Movie Review Summary

Actors: Magali NoŽl, Nando Orfei, Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Luigi Rossi

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Probably the most popular and accessible of Fellini's films, "Amarcord" ("I Remember") takes the viewer through a full cycle of the four seasons in the small town of Rimini, Italy in the late 1930s. Though more a nostalgic memoir than a strict comedy, the film is full of laughs, involving schoolboy shenanigans, their obsession with sex, a family outing in the country with a mentally imbalanced uncle, and the fantasies of various people, from the sweet teenaged boy at the center of the story to the town beauty he worships, Gradisca. But the film also has serious themes, from the coming of the fascists to the death of a family member, and a touch of grandeur here and there. Nino Rota's lush orchestral score is an essential and highly memorable element of this lovely 1974 film.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

AMARCORD ( I remember ) is a movie co-written and directed by italian director Federico Fellini in 1974. Oscar in the category of Best Foreign Language Film in 1975.

Rimini, Italy. The late thirties, fascism at its peak. Federico Fellini remembers scenes of his youth: the schooldays, his love for Gradisca, the local beauty, his parents and their hysterical angers, the arrival of a Fascist Leader in town, his obsession for women.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Amarcord

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   main character serviced by a prostitute Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Christian    -   European    -   Italian Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class Battle with shrink/bum?    -   wisdom from a homeless man or bum Age group    -   trouble in high school Sexing?    -   first sexual experience

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   school    -   theater

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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