Fellini - Satyricon (1970) Italy
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Director:Federico Fellini
Studio:MGM (Video & DVD)
Producer:Alberto Grimaldi
Writer:Petronius, Federico Fellini
Date Added:2006-03-27
Awards:Nominated for Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations
Genre:Period Piece
Picture Format:Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Languages:Italian, Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, English, Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French
Federico Fellini  ...  (Director)
Petronius, Federico Fellini  ...  (Writer)
Martin Potter  ...  Encolpio
Hiram Keller  ...  Ascilto
Max Born  ...  Gitone
Salvo Randone  ...  Eumolpo
Mario Romagnoli  ...  Trimalcione (as Il Moro)
Magali Noël  ...  Fortunata
Capucine  ...  Trifena
Alain Cuny  ...  Lica
Fanfulla  ...  Vernacchio
Danika La Loggia  ...  Scintilla
Giuseppe Sanvitale  ...  Abinna
Genius  ...  Liberto arricchito
Lucia Bosé  ...  La matrona
Joseph Wheeler  ...  Il suicida
Hylette Adolphe  ...  La schiavetta
Giuseppe Rotunno  ...  Cinematographer
Ruggero Mastroianni  ...  Editor
Comments: Rome. Before Christ. After Fellini.

Summary: Trippy is as trippy does, even when you're talking about a movie set in ancient Rome. This 1969 Fellini opus was among the most visually arresting entries in a year when the psychedelic experience was trying to claw its way into every movie coming down the pike. But Fellini, in telling a negligible story about two young men tasting the various pleasures of Nero's hedonistic and priapic reign, aimed for images that jarred as well as seduced. He found humor in freakishness, contrasting beauty and ugliness while effortlessly passing judgment on the emptiness of a life devoted to sensation and personal freedom. More of a fever dream than a linear story, Fellini Satyricon crystallized the director's reputation as a visionary--but may have trapped him into spending the rest of his career (with the exception of Amarcord) trying to top himself in reaching new levels of outrageousness. --Marshall Fine