La strada

La strada

DVD - 2003 | Italian
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Directed by Federico Fellini, the story of a fragile girl who falls in love with a brutal circus performer she was sold to by her mother.
Publisher: [S. l.] : Criterion ; Janus Films, 2003
ISBN: 9780780021976
0780021975
Branch Call Number: DVD FOREIGN STR
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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Maoisdead
Jul 10, 2018

One of the finest films ever made; `La Strada' is a magnificent feat in cinema. I have been a fan of Federico Fellini ever since seeing the magnificent `8 ½', but I must confess that `La Strada' is the best film I've seen from him and the one that will continue to shake me for years to come. A beautiful, yet tragic tale of love and ignorance, and love IN ignorance, `La Strada' is a priceless portrayal of ones inability to transcend their own ingrained survival instincts and embrace what is right in front of their face; love.

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1aa
Mar 20, 2018

A sad tragedy of a very poor strongman circus performer and the (presumably) retarded assistant that he takes on. The silly faces that the assistant puts on are either comical or revealing of a type of autism. The coarseness and poverty of the performing pair are surprising. The imagery is quite good; there is an overuse of flashbacks; and the development of the main character is clear and classic.

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richibi
Mar 10, 2018

one of the best films of all time, surely Fellini's supreme masterpiece, where everything falls into place, from the performers - Giulietta Masina channeling none other than Charlie Chaplin, and not missing a single inspired beat, Anthony Quinn growling with deeply rooted, however corrupted after centuries of its abuse, masculine privilege - to the cinematography, in stark and simple black and white, in order to visually isolate the twists and turns of the specific drama, right out of Walker Evans, I thought, the improperly forgotten, though most influential, photographer of the last century - and to the unforgettable music of Nino Rota to sear itself into your imagination no less than forever - an absolute must for film buffs, or anyone with the heart for a good, a great, story

Franln Oct 02, 2017

This is my first Fellini film. I enjoyed it and found it so intriguing that I watched it again with audio commentary. It's available dubbed in English too which is how I watched the last half of it & preferred it that way.

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SF_READER
Jul 18, 2017

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards

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VonHafenstaaad
Apr 20, 2017

Federico Fellini had been making films for a few years, but with the 1954 release of La strada, the Italian director set himself on his way to becoming one of international cinema's household names. A delicate, immensely moving tale of love and loss between strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) and his silent long-suffering charge, Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina), La strada introduced many viewers to two of the filmmaker's lasting passions the circus and Masina, his wife.

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Apr 01, 2017

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Radharc Oct 04, 2016

One of Fellini's finest works, "La Strada" is a film rich in realism, simple joy, and utter heartbreak. Easily one of the lost influential films of all-time.

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MontMoroc
Sep 16, 2016

One of Fellini's many masterpieces- if you're unfamiliar with his work this is a great place to start.

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ThomasJWhiting
Nov 01, 2015

Glad I watched it - Masina puts on some terrific faces. The circus is fun, but Quinn is pretty rough. Interesting unanticipated (on my part) ending.

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Monolith
Sep 07, 2012

Il Matto - The Fool (to Gelsomina): "What a funny face you have. Are you sure you're a woman? You look more like an artichoke."

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Monolith
Sep 07, 2012

Gelsomina: "Once all I thought about was going home. But I don't care so much anymore. Now I feel like my home is with you." Zampanò: "Oh yeah? What a discovery. And with all that poverty at your house to tempt you."

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