Watch: Amarcord 1973 123movies, Full Movie Online – One year in a small northern Italian coastal town in the late 1930s is presented. The slightly off-kilter cast of characters are affected by time and location, the social mores dictated largely by Catholicism, and the national fervor surrounding Il Duce aka Benito Mussolini and Fascism. The stories loosely center on mid-teen Titta and his household, including his adolescent brother, his ever-supportive mother who is always defending him against his father, his freeloading maternal Uncle Lallo, and his paternal grandfather who slyly has eyes and hands for the household maid. Other townsfolk include: town beauty Gradisca, who can probably have any man she wants but generally has none as most think she out of their league; Volpina, the prostitute; Giudizio, the historian; a blind accordionist; and an extremely buxom tobacconist. The several vignettes presented include: the town bonfire in celebration of spring; life at Titta’s school with his classmates and teachers; Titta’s father Aurelio at his beachfront construction worksite and his and his workmates’ encounter with Volpina; Titta’s confessions to the priest about his burgeoning sexuality; Aurelio being questioned by authorities about his anti-Fascist leanings; a fantasy sequence at the luxurious Grand Hotel; a family outing with Aurelio’s institutionalized brother Teo; many townsfolk embarking on a sail to witness a marine event passing by their town; an annual car race; Titta’s fantasy encounter with the tobacconist after closing hours coming true; events surrounding the big snowfall that year, including a family tragedy; and an event centering on Gradisca and her future..
Plot: In an Italian seaside town, young Titta gets into trouble with his friends and watches various local eccentrics as they engage in often absurd behavior. Frequently clashing with his stern father and defended by his doting mother, Titta witnesses the actions of a wide range of characters, from his extended family to Fascist loyalists to sensual women, with certain moments shifting into fantastical scenarios.
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Rimini Remembered: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring
Federico Fellini’s “Amardord” is a series of sketches about his youth in a seaside town Rimini in the 1930s. In this regard it reminds another favorite film of mine, “Fellini’s Roma”. After repeat viewing, I can understand why many viewers may not like Fellini, especially his so called “later films” ”Amarcord” may seem too crowded, too loud, too vulgar, too bawdy, and too self-indulgent. It is all true, it is. But so is life loud but tender, vulgar but touching, self-indulgent but full of humor, love and compassion to the film’s eccentric characters. It’s been said a lot about memorable scenes and images in “Amarcord”: yes, the famous peacock that spreads its plumage on the snow, a magnificent ocean liner that is been greeted by the townspeople, a local tobacconist a woman of such size and proportions that it could be simply dangerous for the teenage boys to try and make their dreams about her come true. I love “Amarcord” always have perhaps, Fellini played all the right notes for me or more likely, Nino Rota wrote his best musical score for the film which could be the best score ever. My favorite image in the film Gradisca’s (local beautician) walk accompanied by Rota’s music. What is it in the way Italian women walk, the way their hips sway? Monica Belucci in “Malena”, Sofia Lauren in “Marriage Italian Style”? And Magali Noël as object of every man’s in Rimini desire Gradisca (“Help Yourself”).
Wonderful film by the power of his magic, by the light of his memory, the great master saved the town where he was young and happy. We can visit it as often as we’d like and it won’t go away and disappear – Fellini’s Rimini is captured forever.
The Main Character Is The Setting Itself
Amarcord is where I realized that Fellini is a great director because he can seamlessly do exactly what the word “director” implies, which is direct. You can tell where his work lies on screen, directly, because of the organization it must take to film a movie in which every scene involves a large ensemble of people and infinitely busy goings-on. Hardly any more than one shot in the entire film has only one person in it. If Fellini is too dry to make the audience feel truly attached to the story, Amarcord is where I see that that is perhaps his niche. Amarcord is a film that is dramatic and funny but so detached that the film has no individual protagonist.
I liked Amarcord a lot, because it’s a story that could only ever truly be impacting as a movie. There is no main character, as I say. But again, technically there is. The main character is actually the Italian province the film is set in during the Fascist period. The people whose lives we follow over the course of a year are the building blocks used to create an arch for the character that is the town. The film, despite having hardly any true emotional provocation, still stays with me and makes an imprint, and many directors cannot make a film that has an impact without emotion. Hence, I realize now that Federico Fellini is a wonderful director. Nino Rota’s music is also very Italian in its theatrical melodrama, hoewver it is still not stimulating at all to the feelings.
Just an aside: Magali Noel is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen in my life, especially during the snowball fight. Uuhh, baby. The cast is very realistic, even during scenes of hilarious humor, but Noel stands out. I’d like to show her something that stands out.
Original Language it
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Federico Fellini
Writer Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra
Actors Magali Noël, Bruno Zanin, Pupella Maggio
Country Italy, France
Awards Won 1 Oscar. 20 wins & 9 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Studio Longardi, Rome, Lazio, Italy, Technicolor S.p.a., Roma, Italy
Film Length 3,395 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm