Not Rated | | Drama
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.
The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.
man with kite:
Counselor, I've got him.
cardinal on horse: Down. Come down.
cardinal on horse: Down for good.
When Guido and Claudia go out for their drive, they stop near some springs. Guido exits the passenger side of the car (off camera); we hear the door open and close. But when Claudia, who was driving, steps out moments later (also off camera), we never hear her door open or close.
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)