With anthony quinn, giulietta masina, richard basehart, aldo silvani. The film tells the story of gelsomina, a simpleminded young woman giulietta masina bought from her mother by zampano anthony quinn, a brutish strongman who takes her with him on the road. When gelsomina, a naive young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman zampano to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husbands coldness and abuse as they travel the italian countryside performing together. When gelsomina giulietta masina, a naive young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman zampano anthony quinn to be h. The two ongoing characters are very different and powerful. This is a masterpiece of italian cinema from legendary director federico fellini.
The 100 greatest foreignlanguage films bbc culture. Zampano is a traveling showman who exhibits feats of strength by breaking a chain wrapped around his chest. Special edition 1954 starring anthony quinn and giulietta masina on dvd and bluray. Gelsomina is sold by her very poor mother to zampano, an itinerant strongman. Her emotions are mainly depressing throughout the film. Sad story of a waif, gelsomina, who is sold by her mother to zampano for 10,000 lire and a few kilos of food. A carefree girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way. When gelsomina giulietta masina, a naive young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman zampano. Three years ago, bbc culture ran its first major critics poll, to find the 100 greatest american films.
In one of cinemas most evocative, tragic turns, the lovely, moonfaced. Sep 10, 2016 when gelsomina giulietta masina, a naive young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman zampano anthony quinn to be h. This price includes all shipping and handling for u. Italianenglish online dictionary dizionario ingleseitaliano developed to help you share your knowledge with others. She feels like going with him, but he puts confusion in her mind by pointing out that perhaps zampano is in fact in love with her. It is also an important transitional work in italian cinema because its poetic and lyrical qualities set it apart from the literalness of the neorealism school which had dominated postworld war ii italy. Purchase 3 titles at one time and choose a 4th one free. Two further polls looked for the best films of the 21st century and the greatest comedies. Film streams is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in omaha, nebraska. Our mission is to enhance the cultural environment of the omahacouncil bluffs metropolitan area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form. He performs in village squares and then passes the hat for whatever the normally small crowd is prepared to give.
The road is a 1954 italian drama film directed by federico fellini from his own screenplay cowritten with tullio pinelli and ennio flaiano. Starring giulietta masina, anthony quinn, and richard basehart. The movie has a fairly standard story arc with a beginning middle end, but this is no ordinary movie. The heartbreaking story concerns circus strongman zampano, who buys a simple young. Italian english online dictionary dizionario ingleseitaliano developed to help you share your knowledge with others. It starred anthony quinn as zampano, a brutish but phoney itinerant strong man, and masina as the waif who loves him. She was like an annoying charlie chaplin, i understand fellini wanted a naive character but why annoying. Street performer zampan anthony quinn makes his living by. A carefree girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring. The film was shot on desolate locations between viterbo and abruzzi, mean. Gelsomina masina is a slowwitted peasant girl whose sister rosa left some time in the backstory, to work with strongman zampano quinn as part of his traveling strongman.620 1564 25 223 722 1137 1009 1372 1427 1358 1156 592 281 1275 875 1243 1237 455 553 161 233 122 129 372 396 863 1361 473 1505 1106 1542 1282 644 1501 469 1435 599 7 1257 1415 1073 460 791 159 636 786 1047 653 1240 1354