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Sat Jul 21, 2012, 11:41 PM

14. Fellinesque - Everything About What Is Going On Today Fits That Term

 

When I was getting my BFA in Theater I took a film art criticism class. That class is where I was introduced to Frederico. By far two of my favorite movies of his were "Juliet Of The Spirits" and "Amarcord". The first movie I saw of his was "La Dolce Vita". He was one of the most profound directors of the 20th century.

Being raised Catholic, I could identify with him because of the way he mocked the Catholic Church and its teachings. He often criticized the Church for its many excesses. "Juliet Of The Spirits" is one of his most scathing. He slams the sterility of the Church in its ability to warp people's minds regarding sexuality. And he shows how the priests and nuns damage people and make them neurotic about themselves as human beings.

I was glad that he got an Academy Award before he died. And I often wonder how he would deal with today's version of Christianity and politics. I have not seen all his films, particularly the earlier ones.

As far as "La Strada" goes, it is a pretty difficult film to watch. The brutality of it from my point of view is metaphoric in relation to the brutality of the world. The last time I saw it was well over 30 years ago. As a masterpiece it still resonates today.

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