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Juliet of the Spirits Movie Review Summary

Actors: Giuletta Masina, Sandra Milo, Sylva Koscina, Mario Pisu

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JULIETS OF THE SPIRITS is a movie cowritten and directed by Federico Fellini in 1965. The picture earned two nominations for the Academy Awards.

Juliet, a 40 years old woman, lives with her husband Giorgio in a mansion in the countryside near Rome. While the naive Juliet is still adoring her husband who was her first and only love, everybody around her knows that Giorgio is cheating on her when he's away from home. After having heard Giorgio say the name of "Gabriella" while dreaming, Juliet hires a private detective to watch on him. Meanwhile, she's beginning to have strange hallucinations involving her sensuous neighbour Sandra Milo. She's also passing her spare time to consult mediums, gurus or would-be psychologists in order to give a new sense to her life. But will Juliet be able in the end to tell the difference between reality and the hallucinations she's experiencing more and more? JULIET OF THE SPIRITS is the first movie shot in color by Fellini and the italian master presents a symphony of colors one can not easily forget.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   40's-50's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   clairvoyant Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   orgies    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   None

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