• Three Reasons: Amarcord Three Reasons: Amarcord

    Those are our three reasons. What are yours?

22 comments

  • By David Hollingsworth
    April 05, 2011
    04:01 PM

    1) It was directed by Federico Fellini. 2) The bawdy, outrageous humor. 3) The beautiful peacock scene.
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  • By mike
    April 05, 2011
    04:28 PM

    1. soundtrack 2. the crazy woman on the seaside 3. images, throughout 3a. Teacher inserting his fist in his mouth
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  • By z4dor
    April 05, 2011
    04:51 PM

    1.As mentioned, outrageous humour, the 2. Great atmosphere, comparable to this from "100 years of solitude" by Marquez Long story short - a masterpiece you won't regret watching.
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  • By MSK
    April 05, 2011
    05:42 PM

    1. Nino Rota! 2. Wonderfully Zaftig Tobacco Shop Woman 3. Just for the scene of the boys dancing outside mansion in the fog
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  • By Bunched Undies
    April 05, 2011
    05:55 PM

    1. The passenger liner ocean set 2. The practical joke with the paper tubes 3. "I WANT A WOMAN!"
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  • By SoloMan93
    April 05, 2011
    07:13 PM

    Don't forget the visuals; they seem to speak for themselves!
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  • By Petar P.
    April 06, 2011
    02:44 AM

    1. Anonymous Cyclist. 2. Blind man with an accordion who try to see Di REX. 3. Crazy uncle who desperately wants La Donna!
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  • By CBG/CBG
    April 06, 2011
    10:38 AM

    VOGLIO UNA DONNA!
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  • By Austin B.
    April 11, 2011
    05:26 PM

    1) The evocations of universal feelings: looking at one's past with both mature eyes, but also a warm sense of nostalgia. 2) The beautiful color cinematography that Blu-Ray only enhances. 3) The non-stop parade of unforgettable characters.
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  • By gloria monti
    April 12, 2011
    05:26 PM

    3 reasons why you should not buy this film: 1) it's directed by fellini, an overrated pallone gonfiato 2) it's directed by fellini, an overrated pallone gonfiato 3) it's directed by fellini, an overrated pallone gonfiato
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    • By film_dispatch
      February 09, 2012
      12:30 PM

      I don't think I'll buy it then. How about renting it?
  • By Mark
    April 12, 2011
    11:15 PM

    1) a film made by a man who loved life! 2) ditto 3) ditto ps: I agree with Chuck
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  • By Cameron Egbert
    April 13, 2011
    08:17 AM

    1. I grew up in the southern United States, but was still able to identify with a film about growing up in Fascist Italy. 2. Any one of the unforgettable characters could easily represent someone in any of our own lives: the unattainable woman, the liar, the authority figure, the woman in tobacco shop, the mentally ill uncle.................... 3. Nina Rota's perfect score.
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  • By Jessticle
    April 13, 2011
    12:09 PM

    This was the magic ingredient to having our first child!!!
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  • By Jon Paul Arciniega
    April 13, 2011
    07:55 PM

    1) Nino Rota's alluring score. 2) The caricatural and relatable characters. 3) Giuseppe Rotunno's incredible cinematography. 3a) The Grand Hotel and Il Rex.
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  • By Mark Scanlan
    September 21, 2011
    05:36 PM

    Anyone who grew up Irish-Catholic needs to see how Italian youth deal with the Church.
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  • By Sean
    July 24, 2012
    02:58 AM

    Also Criterion it would be nice if you could restore the most abused film in history! . That would be Sabata! Please you must restore it! Thanks for listening.
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  • By Marc
    December 06, 2012
    08:56 PM

    Amarcord was Fellini's masterpiece.The bar was set very high on this one and to this day I feel this Fellini film will never be surpassed in terms of cinematography,to say nothing of the directing that is nothing short of impeccable.The transfer is absolutely perfect in every way,as is customary to the Criterion standards.Very classy film...an absolute must own.
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  • By Nick
    December 30, 2012
    10:02 PM

    Does anyone know where to get a copy of a English translated screenplay of Amarcord? thank you,
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  • By Barry Moore
    July 16, 2013
    09:05 PM

    1) the warm nostalgia that Fellini so graciously shares with the rest of us; 2) the wonderfully funny yet recognizably human characters; 3) the superb, apposite art direction
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  • By Vince C.
    July 29, 2014
    03:32 PM

    1. The ship. 2. The peacock. 3. Fellini's mastery of tone and feeling. I saw this only once, when it was first released, and haven't wanted to see it again. It was like a perfect soap bubble, and I never wanted to pop the memory of it.
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