Roma Roma

Roma

Federico Fellini

 
Roma (Criterion Blu-Ray)

13 Dec 2016

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • Italy
  • 1972
  • 120 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #848

Travelogue, memoir, and outrageous cinematic spectacle converge in this kaleidoscopic valentine to the Eternal City, composed by one of its most iconic inhabitants. Leisurely one moment and breathless the next, this urban fantasia by Federico Fellini interweaves recollections of the director’s young adulthood in the era of Mussolini with an impressionistic portrait of contemporary Rome, where he and his film crew are shooting footage of the bustling cityscape. The material delights of sex, food, nightlife, and one hallucinatory ecclesiastical fashion show are shot through with glimmers of a monumental past: the Colosseum encircled by traffic, ancient frescoes unearthed in a subway tunnel, a pigeon-befouled statue of Caesar. With a head-spinning mix of documentary immediacy and extravagant artifice, Roma penetrates the myth and mystique of Italy’s storied capital, a city Fellini called “the most wonderful movie set in the world.”

Cast

Federico Fellini, age eighteenPeter Gonzales
DoloresFiona Florence
Princess DomitillaPia De Doses
Cardinal OttavianiRenato Giovannoli
The hippieDennis Christopher
Julius CaesarFeodor Chaliapin Jr.
ExtraElliott Murphy
Playing herselfAnna Magnani
Playing himselfMarcello Mastroianni
Playing himselfGore Vidal
Playing himselfJohn Francis Lane
Playing himselfFederico Fellini

Credits

DirectorFederico Fellini
Story and screenplay byFederico Fellini and Bernardino Zapponi
Produced byTuri Vasile
Music byNino Rota
Cinematography byGiuseppe Rotunno
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Production design and costumes byDanilo Donati
Set decoration byAndrea Fantacci

Disc Features

  • 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary featuring Frank Burke, author of Fellini’s Films
  • Deleted scenes
  • New interview with filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino on the lasting influence of director Federico Fellini
  • New interview with poet and Fellini friend Valerio Magrelli
  • Images from the Felliniana archive of collector Don Young
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar David Forgacs

    New cover by Brecht Evens

Film Essays

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Roma: Rome, Fellini’s City

By David Forgacs December 14, 2016

Pseudodocumentary collides with pure fantasy in Federico Fellini’s intricately layered portrait of his adopted home. Read more »

Film Essays

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Roma: Rome, Fellini’s City

By David Forgacs December 14, 2016

Pseudodocumentary collides with pure fantasy in Federico Fellini’s intricately layered portrait of his adopted home. Read more »


Video

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Paolo Sorrentino on Fellini’s Roma

December 12, 2016

Federico Fellini’s love letter to his home city, Roma, is a hallucinatory blend of everyday observations and extravagant spectacle. Interweaving memories of Fellini’s young adulthood with . . . Read more »

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Roma (Criterion DVD)

13 Dec 2016

DVD

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SRP: $29.95

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