Not Rated | | Drama
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.
Ranked number 7 non-English-speaking film in the critics' poll conducted by the BBC in 2018.
I thought my ideas were so clear. I wanted to make an honest film. No lies whatsoever. I thought I had something so simple to say. Something useful to everybody. A film that could help bury forever all those dead things we carry within ourselves. ...
When Guido visits Carla during her illness, a strap of her slip disappears in the close shot after she rolls over, but is apparent in longer shots both prior and after.
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.
The Ride of the Valkyries
from "Die Walküre"
Composed by Richard Wagner
Italian, French, English, German
$11,947 (USA) (11 April 1999)
$50,690 (USA) (25 April 1999)
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