Italian film studio “Cinecitta” (Cinecitta, literally “Cinema City”) gave the world many beautiful paintings. Fellini himself did not fully know what cinema was - magic or reality. Solve this issue for yourself with the help of dozens of the best films of his favorite film studio.
Sweet Life (La Dolche Vita, 1960)
The cult film of the unforgettable Federico Fellini, depicting the "sweet life" of the Roman elite in the best traditions of decadence. Actual plot for the sixties plus a talented game by Marcello Mastroianni is the key to the success of the film. The severe condemnation of the painting by the Vatican provided her unprecedented popularity. Awards - Oscar and Golden Palm Branch.
Rome Fellini (Fellini Roma, 1972)
Thinking film, film reporting dedicated to the main city in his life by the great master. Spatial-temporal journey of a genius, filmed on film. Awarded the Golden Globe Award.
An epic picture of the war of Rome with Judea. An entertaining story about the adventures of the Jewish prince Ben Hur, who survived the humiliating captivity and bitterness of parting with his family, but did not lose his fortitude, was immediately appreciated by both critics and spectators. The film received eleven Oscars and five Golden Globe awards..
Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di Biciclette, 1948)
A sad film in the style of neorealism. Director Vittorio de Sica masterfully showed the wealth and poverty of post-war Rome. The advertiser, from whom the bicycle was stolen, and with it the only earnings, unwittingly becomes a thief. A special charm to the picture is given by the game of unprofessional actors - an interesting director's find of the master. The film is an Oscar and Golden Globe winner.
Cleopatra (Cleopatra, 1963)
Expensive ($ 44 million) epic drama, the failure of which was even more epic. Despite the rich scenery and the huge (about 7 million dollars) fee of Elizabeth Taylor, critics and viewers took the picture coldly. Actor Rex Harrison saved the case a little - his Caesar was recognized as successful. Four Oscars, the film still received.
Rome - an open city (Roma, città aperta, 1945)
The film of the pioneer of neorealism Roberto Rossellini on the anti-fascist movement of 1944 in Rome. The young Federico Fellini participated in the writing of the script, some episodes are taken from his life. In Italy, the film did not receive recognition, but it was quickly appreciated abroad. The film received the Grand Prix of the Cannes Film Festival in 1946.
Roman holidays (Roman Holiday, 1953)
A romantic comedy about a princess and a journalist who arranged a tour of Rome, admires the audience for more than half a century. This was facilitated by the laid-back game of the brilliant movie duo -Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Pack. The film has three Oscars. and is among the top ten classic classic comedies in the history of world cinema.
Dear Diary (Caro diario, 1993)
The eternal city is an inexhaustible theme for people of art. The film is a trilogy directed by Nanni Moretti, in which he expressed his view of Rome, covering all spheres of life of the Italian capital. Reward - Golden Palm Branch.
Life is beautiful (La Vita è bella, 1997)
Yes, in the image of the incredible Roberto Benigni, life can be beautiful even in a Nazi camp! An almost surrealistic picture depicting a Jewish bookseller with his son during the most terrible period of their lifeturned by the will of his imagination into an entertaining game. The winner’s reward is ... American tanks that freed the prisoners of the camp. The film won three Oscars.
Gangs of New York (Gangs of New York, 2002)
The crime drama of Martin Scorsese with Daniel D. Lewis and Leonardo di Caprio in the lead roles. The budget of the film is about $ 100 million.
The underworld and social problems of New York in the second half of the 19th century are vividly and naturally depicted. The intriguing plot, spectacular production and expressive play of the actors cannot but impress. The picture was awarded the Golden Globe Award.
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