La Strada

La Strada

DVD - 2008
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Gelsomina is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampano, a brutal traveling strongman. They join up with a traveling circus wher Zampano encounters his old rival, tightrope artist the Fool. -- Back container cover.
Publisher: Janus Films, 2008, c1954.
ISBN: 9780780021976
0780021975
Branch Call Number: DVD FICTION STR
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (108 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.

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klimekk
Oct 08, 2017

Good , old movie - really for entertaining - no BSting, inventing "multiple layer consciousness etc" in it

Franln Oct 02, 2017

This is my first Fellini film. I enjoyed it and found it so intriguing that I watched it again with audio commentary. It's available dubbed in English too which is how I watched the last half of it & preferred it that way.

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SF_READER
Jul 18, 2017

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards

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VonHafenstaaad
Apr 20, 2017

Federico Fellini had been making films for a few years, but with the 1954 release of La strada, the Italian director set himself on his way to becoming one of international cinema's household names. A delicate, immensely moving tale of love and loss between strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) and his silent long-suffering charge, Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina), La strada introduced many viewers to two of the filmmaker's lasting passions the circus and Masina, his wife.

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Maoisdead
Apr 20, 2017

One of the finest films ever made; `La Strada' is a magnificent feat in cinema. I have been a fan of Federico Fellini ever since seeing the magnificent `8 ½', but I must confess that `La Strada' is the best film I've seen from him and the one that will continue to shake me for years to come. A beautiful, yet tragic tale of love and ignorance, and love IN ignorance, `La Strada' is a priceless portrayal of ones inability to transcend their own ingrained survival instincts and embrace what is right in front of their face; love.

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Apr 01, 2017

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Radharc Oct 04, 2016

One of Fellini's finest works, "La Strada" is a film rich in realism, simple joy, and utter heartbreak. Easily one of the lost influential films of all-time.

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TheeAvebury
Sep 16, 2016

One of Fellini's many masterpieces- if you're unfamiliar with his work this is a great place to start.

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ThomasJWhiting
Nov 01, 2015

Glad I watched it - Masina puts on some terrific faces. The circus is fun, but Quinn is pretty rough. Interesting unanticipated (on my part) ending.

d2013 May 31, 2015

Powerful film with great performances. Very touching story.

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Monolith
Sep 07, 2012

Il Matto - The Fool (to Gelsomina): "What a funny face you have. Are you sure you're a woman? You look more like an artichoke."

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Monolith
Sep 07, 2012

Gelsomina: "Once all I thought about was going home. But I don't care so much anymore. Now I feel like my home is with you." Zampanò: "Oh yeah? What a discovery. And with all that poverty at your house to tempt you."

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