The Clowns

Starring: Federico Fellini & Lima Alberti Director: Federico Fellini  Rated: G: General Audiences
The Clowns
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  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1971
  • Label: Raro Video Usa Ltd.
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Un Agenzia Matrimoniale, a Short Movie by Federico Fellini 1953, Italy
    • Fellini's Circus, a visual film essay by Adriano Aprà
    • Fellni Expert and film Historian, Adriano Aprà examines the Director's lifetime fascination with the circus while also comparing it's stylistic features to other Fellini films
    • A 50-Page booklet on Fellini's own reflections and Notes concerning the genesis and production of the film. Also included are exclusive original drawings by the Director himself
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - French, Italian
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 07/01/2011
"[THE CLOWNS is] Fellini's tribute to the world of clowns as he first experienced it....Accompanied by a thrillingly upbeat Nino Rota score."

Product Description:

Fellini's light-hearted documentary spoof affectionately views, through interviews and comic episodes, the grand Italian tradition of circuses and clowns--and lampoons the director's own fame.

Plot Synopsis:

Filmmaker Federico Fellini continues to explore his fascination with clowns and the circus in this one-of-a-kind salute to the big top performers of yesteryear that also cleverly parodies documentary techniques. In the first part of the film, Fellini takes a nostalgic, autobiographical look at his youthful infatuation with the circus. Fellini himself then enters the film, along with a television crew, to interview a few of the famous surviving clowns. The film finishes with a symbolic mock funeral performed by clowns.

Plot Keywords:

Documentary | Showbiz | Spoof | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Copyright 1971 I.W. Films Incorporated.
  • Originally made for RAI-TV (Italy). It was also released theatrically.
  • A co-production with ORTF, Bavaria Film, and Compagnia Leone Cinematografica.
  • Additional Cast: Riccardo Billi, Tino Scotti, Fanfulla, Carlo Rizzo, Freddo Pistoni, Maya Morin, Lina Alberti, Alvaro Vitali, Gasparino, Gustav Fratellini, Annie Fratellini, Baptiste, Tristan Remy, Liana Orfei, Rinaldo Orfei, Nando Orfei, Franco Migliorini, and Victoria Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin's daughter).

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  • UPC: 816018010012
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