Not Rated | | Drama
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.
Because of a strike at the development & print lab at Cinecittà, during post-production, Federico Fellini was unable to check the daily shoot. He reportedly never took vision of the filmed material until the movie editing phase.
man with kite:
Counselor, I've got him.
cardinal on horse: Down. Come down.
cardinal on horse: Down for good.
When Guido visits the cardinal in the mud bath, the cardinal is sitting in a chair, fully dressed in his cassock, as two attendants use a sheet to form a curtain around him; however, as the camera cuts to a closer angle, the cardinal is suddenly undressed to the waist.
In the American theatrical release version, Rodgers & Hart's "Blue Moon" can be heard twice: the first time, when it's played by strolling strings near the shopping plaza where Guido meets up with his wife, Luisa; the second time, when Guido goes out for a drive with the "real" Claudia. However, in the original Italian release, the song played in both scenes is "Sheik of Araby." The Criterion laserdisc features "Blue Moon," but it's "Sheik of Araby" on the DVD, possibly due to the use of different source materials.
Italian, French, English, German
$11,947 (USA) (11 April 1999)
$50,690 (USA) (25 April 1999)