Margaret is a nurse in england during ww2, and married to a secret agent. She feels like going with him, but he puts confusion in her mind by pointing out that perhaps zampano is in fact in love with her. Sep 09, 2011 this video contains content from beta film gmbh, who has blocked it in your country on grounds. The heartbreaking story concerns circus strongman zampano, who buys a simple young. This visually stunning new stage adaptation directed by olivier award nominee sally cookson jane eyre national theatre, hetty feather west end, boasts a beautiful score by benji. The film was shot on desolate locations between viterbo and. The film tells the story of gelsomina, a simpleminded young woman giulietta masina bought from her mother by zampano anthony quinn, a brutish strongman who takes her with him on the road.
The street or the road film score by italian composer nino rota for the 1954 film of the same name by federico fellini. With audrey hepburn, albert finney, eleanor bron, william daniels. The film depicts the tragic triangle of zampano, a strong man in a circus. Behind masinas tragicomic masquerade are some of the. Italian composer nino rota enjoyed a collaborative career with worldfamous film director federico fellini that lasted over two decades and included several of his bestknown works. Sold by her impoverished mother to zampano anthony quinn, a brutish fairground wrestler. Thanks to the genius of roberto rossellini, luchino visconti, and federico fellini, to mention just a few, the stories of povertystricken, postwar italy contributed to a new artistic language somewhere in between documentary. Recommended for those over 17 only based on themes beyond the interest or understanding of the young. Simple and servile, dreamy gelsomina is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman zampano. The first shot finds gelsomina on the beach and then shows her running home. It is also an important transitional work in italian cinema because its poetic and lyrical qualities set it apart from the literalness of the neorealism school which had dominated postworld war ii italy. Rotas music was one of the relatively rare european film scores to attract wide attention in the united states as well many european composers of rotas generation had relocated to hollywood at the outbreak of world war ii, but rota was. She was like an annoying charlie chaplin, i understand fellini wanted a naive character but why annoying. As his assistant, she becomes an adept carnival performer, but has to loyally endure his cruelty and abuse as they travel the italian countryside performing together.
Fellini received an honorary oscar at the 1993 academy awards, with his wife giulietta masina applauding tearfully in the front row. In 1956, the film won the academy award for best film in a foreign language. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. This is an outstanding interpretation that becomes art.
It is being rereleased, in a restored print presented by martin scorsese, at a poignant moment. The road is a 1954 italian drama film directed by federico fellini from his own screenplay cowritten with tullio pinelli and ennio flaiano. Robinson, joan bennett, dan duryea, margaret lindsay. With harrison ford, lesleyanne down, christopher plummer, alec mccowen. This is a masterpiece of italian cinema from legendary director federico fellini. It tells us that it is commendable to imagine, for it is the world that is cruel. The road, fellini returned to the world of showmen. In italy it catapulted its director, federico fellini, to the front ranks of that countrys greatest filmmaking talents. So successful was the music for the film that later in 1966, he resurrected some of. With anthony quinn, giulietta masina, richard basehart, aldo silvani. Giulietta masina gelsomina, anthony quinn zampano, richard baseheart the fool, aldo silvani, marcello revere, liva venturini.
The story begins and ends on the beach where excellent scenes are created. Sep 06, 2011 a carefree girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. Street performer zampan anthony quinn makes his living by. Ill be answering questions on youtube and reddit all day. This also reminds me of the saying that all roads lead to rome especially since its an italian film. Richard baseharts face from behind the steering wheel on seeing.870 1442 1422 79 1263 851 1592 166 184 1129 387 522 1257 1182 157 1159 1081 377 1184 610 1254 1004 1266 45 1330 145 216 232