I will go with I Vitelloni and The White Sheik. Love Fellini in his younger days.
La Strada, Juliet of the Spirits, Casanova, and Satyricon
The first one I would have to go with would be La Strada. I think it’s sort of marking his change from neorealism to a more surrealist type of filmmaking that you can see in 8 1/2. I like it’s simplicity and it’s sadness. Then, I would have to go with Juliet of the Spirits. I like how Fellini uses color in Juliet and the huge scale he puts on in the movie such as the size of the sets. I would then have to go with Amarcord. I didn’t always like it but after buying it from Criterion, I really started to enjoy it. I like the loose sense of structure in the film, eventhough a lot of the film follows the young man growing up in the town and not other characters. Satyricon really plays loosely with structure and I have begun to appreciate it more. Like Juliet, it has a wonderful use of color and well designed sets. Again, some of the film does not have the characters we have been following at the beginning of the movie. I saw I vitelloni at a movie theatre and I just found it rather dull.
I love Intervista, it’s one of my faves, but I don’t know if I could argue for it being in his top tier.
Nights of Cabiria
I Vitelloni is darn good too.
Amarcord, I’d say. It’s beautiful.
La strada all the way
or Fellini for that matter.
Fellini’s segment “Never Bet the Devil Your Head” (“Toby Dammit”) from “Spirits of the Dead” was excellent…
Casanova is Fellini’s true masterpiece. Maybe not now, maybe not in twenty years, but it will slowly rise to the front as the most unusual and enigmatic of Fellini’s nebulous later work.
Put me down for La Strada – I can still feel the end of that movie now, even though I haven’t seen it for years.
It was started when I Vitelloni was finishing – I Vitelloni was the beginning of a turning point – La Strada was the completed turn for Fellini
I have just re-watched it. And I would like to confirm: ‘Satyricon’ is the greatest among the remaining masterpieces by Fellini.
Then again…I really like La Strada.
For a contrast, Orchestra Rehearsal is spectacularly strange. Like Kafka’s musical.
anyone a fan of ’Fellini’s Satyricon’ ? it was only his you know… restored version played at Film Forum.
Always wanted to see Satyricon since I first read Catch-22. Well, that dealt more with the Saturnalia but then they both seem equally depraved. Saw about half an hour of it on TMC a few months ago. Looking forward to a re-broadcast.
Even if we didn’t ignore those two I would put Nights of Cabiria and La Strada in front.
“Even if we didn’t ignore those two I would put Nights of Cabiria and La Strada in front.”
I, Vitteloni is a close second. La Strada, while a great film, is slightly overrated.
nights of cabrina or voices of the moon (not sure I spelled the 1st right)
I second Amarcord although La Strada is pretty damn near perfect!
Nights of Cabiria. It is tied with 8 1/2 in my mind as Fellini’s best.
After that it’s I Vitelloni, La Strada, Amarcord. I actually don’t care for Dolce Vita that much.
My vote goes to Amarcord
Nights of Cabiria
Julie of the spirits