Friday, August 19, 2005

Roma (Fellini, 1972)

For the most part, this is two hours of filmed nostalgia. My reaction was similar to that I felt with Amarcord -- I struggled to get into the film and the way each scene was mostly self-contained and seemed to be geared towards a specific audience, of which I was not a part. Still, a few scenes towards the end of the film resonated enough for me to be glad I watched the film. Of particular interest to me were a scene in which 20th century Italians make an exciting, yet elusive discovery down below the city where underground transit is being expanded and another scene in which nuns and priests participate in a bizarre fashion show that could only exist in a Fellini film.



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