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Fellini's Roma Details

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Fellini's Roma is a virtually plotless autobiographical tribute to Rome, Italy, featuring narration by [[Performer~P89547~Fellini~federicofellini]] himself and a mixture of real-life footage and fictional set pieces. It flows from episode to episode, beginning with the director's early years arriving in Rome in 1931 during the time of Mussolini. Played by [[Performer~P46758~Stefano Mayore~stefanomayore]] as a child, he visits the city with classmates and becomes infatuated. Played by [[Performer~P27601~Peter Gonzales~petergonzales]] at age 18, the young [[Performer~P89547~Fellini~federicofellini]] moves in to a tenement building and explores the wild characters living in neighborhood. The events that follow switch between the past and contemporary times, including a story line that involves a 1970s film crew making a movie about Rome. He also incorporates segments of Roman history and problems in the government, including an improvised speech from [[Performer~P115406~Gore Vidal~gorevidal]]. Throughout this journey there are visits to an outdoor restaurant, a movie theater, a music hall, and a brothel. In one famously surreal segment, groups of clergymen gather together for a Catholic fashion show spectacle. After a visit to a street festival and some on-camera interviews, the film concludes with shots of motorcycles driving by the Colosseum. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:March 14, 1972

Crew

Federico Fellini
Director
Turi Vasile
Producer
Federico Fellini
Screenwriter
Bernardino Zapponi
Screenwriter
Giuseppe Rotunno
Cinematographer
Nino Rota
Composer (Music Score)
Carlo Savina
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ruggero Mastroianni
Editor
Danilo Donati
Production Designer
Andrea Fantacci
Set Designer
Danilo Donati
Costume Designer
Adriano Pischiutta
Special Effects
Gino Landi
Choreography
Rino Carboni
Makeup
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