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Fellini Satyricon

Federico Fellini

 
Fellini Satyricon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Italy
  • 1969
  • 130 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #747

Federico Fellini’s career achieved new levels of eccentricity and brilliance with this remarkable, controversial, extremely loose adaptation of Petronius’s classical Roman satire, written during the reign of Nero. An episodic barrage of sexual licentiousness, godless violence, and eye-catching grotesquerie, Fellini Satyricon follows the exploits of two pansexual young men—the handsome scholar Encolpius and his vulgar, insatiably lusty friend Ascyltus—as they move through a landscape of free-form pagan excess. Creating apparent chaos with exquisite control, Fellini constructs a weird old world that feels like science fiction.

Cast

EncolpiusMartin Potter
AscyltusHiram Keller
Gitón Max Born
EumolpusSalvo Randone
TrimalchioIl Moro
FortunataMagali Noël
TryphaenaCapucine
LichasAlain Cuny
VernacchioFanfulla
ScintillaDanica la Loggia
The suicidesLucia Bosé
Joseph Wheeler
The emperorTanya Lopert
The slave girlHylette Adolphe
The thiefGordon Mitchell
The minotaurLuigi Montefiori
The proconsulMarcello di Folco
AriannaElisa Mainardi
OenotheaDonyale Luna
The captainCarlo Giordana

Credits

DirectorFederico Fellini
Story and screenplayFederico Fellini and Bernardino Zapponi
From the book byGaius Petronius Arbiter
Production designDanilo Donati
CostumesDanilo Donati
Latin consultantLuca Canali
Director of photographyGiuseppe Rotunno
Optical effectsJoseph Nathanson
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
MusicNino Rota, Ilhan Mimaroglu and Tod Dockstader

Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring an adaptation of Eileen Lanouette Hughes’s memoir On the Set of “Fellini Satyricon”: A Behind-the-Scenes Diary
  • Ciao, Federico!, Gideon Bachmann’s hour-long documentary shot on the set of Fellini Satyricon
  • Archival interviews with director Federico Fellini
  • New interview with Rotunno
  • New documentary about Fellini’s adaptation of Petronius’s work, featuring interviews with classicists Luca Canali, a consultant on the film, and Joanna Paul
  • New interview with photographer Mary Ellen Mark about her experiences on the set and her iconic photographs of Fellini and his film
  • Felliniana, a presentation of Fellini Satyricon ephemera from the collection of Don Young
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Michael Wood

    New cover by Edward Kinsella

Film Essays

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Fellini Satyricon: Not Just Friends

By Michael Wood February 24, 2015

Federico Fellini’s fragmentary and picturesque tale of death and debauchery in ancient Rome is a surreal take on reality. Read more »

Big Screen

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Repertory Pick: Phantasmagoric Fellini in Ann Arbor

March 30, 2017

Next Monday, the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor will raise the curtain on the 1969 historical fantasy Fellini Satyricon. Following the underwhelming response to his first color feature, 1965’s . . . Read more »


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Film Essays

Satyricon_current_thumbnail

Fellini Satyricon: Not Just Friends

By Michael Wood February 24, 2015

Federico Fellini’s fragmentary and picturesque tale of death and debauchery in ancient Rome is a surreal take on reality. Read more »

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