La Strada

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La Strada

1954 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini from his own screenplay co-written with Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1951.

Countries: Italy (55%), United States (15%), (10%)

Main connections: Giulietta Masina, Federico Fellini, Anthony Quinn

Linked to: American Film Institute, Newsweek




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A great success in Italy, the 1951 Hollywood drama starred Basehart as a would-be suicide on a hotel balcony add something


Federico Fellini - Fellini directed La strada based on a script completed in 1952 with Pinelli and Flaiano.


Not long afterwards, Quinn spent the evening with Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman, and after dinner they watched Fellini's 1953 Italian comedy-drama "I Vitelloni" add something


Production started in October, 1953, but had to be halted within weeks when Masina dislocated her ankle during the convent scene with Quinn add something


Rota's main theme was adapted into a 1954 single for Perry Como under the title "Love Theme from "La Strada" ", with Italian lyrics by Michele Galdieri and English lyrics by Don Raye add something


The new schedule resulted in a conflict for Anthony Quinn, who was signed to play the title role in "Attila", a 1954 epic, produced by De Laurentiis and directed by Pietro Francisci add something


Ultimately, Fellini drew his three leading players from people associated with the 1954 film "Donne Proibite ", directed by Giuseppe Amato, in which Masina played the very different role of a madam add something


When filming resumed in February, 1954, it was winter add something


When the 1954 Venice Film Festival jury awarded "La Strada" the Silver Lion while ignoring Luchino Visconti's "Senso", a physical brawl broke out when Visconti's assistant Franco Zeffirelli started blowing a whistle during Fellini's acceptance speech, only to be attacked by Moraldo Rossi add something


"'La Strada"' is a 1954 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini from his own screenplay co-written with Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano add something


Giulietta Masina - In 1954, she starred with Anthony Quinn in Fellini's "La Strada", playing the abused stooge of Quinn's travelling circus strongman


The film premiered at the 15th Venice International Film Festival on 6 September 1954 and won the Silver Lion add something


It was released in Italy on 22 September 1954, and in the United States on 16 July 1956 add something


First published 2 October 1954 in "Il Lavoro nuovo" add something


In his March 1955 review for "Arts" magazine, Jean Aurel cited Giulietta Masina's performance as "directly inspired by the best in Chaplin, but with a freshness and sense of timing that seem to have been invented for this film alone add something


As film scholar Mark Shiel has pointed out, when it won the first Academy award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1956, "La Strada" became the first film to win international success as an example of a new brand of neorealism, "bittersweet and self-conscious" add something


In his 1956 "New York Times" review, A.H. Weiler was especially complimentary of Quinn: "Anthony Quinn is excellent as the growling, monosyllabic and apparently ruthless strong man, whose tastes are primitive and immediate add something


It won the inaugural Academy award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1956 add something


The visual track of the 1956 English-language version of "La Strada" was identical to the original Italian version, but the audio track was completely re-edited under the supervision of Carol and Peter Riethof at Titra Sound Studios in New York, without any involvement by Fellini add something


"La Strada" won more than fifty international awards, including an Oscar in 1956 for Best Foreign Language Film, the first recipient in that category add something


Leo Kirch - In 1956 he purchased the German rights for the Italian movie "La strada"


Giulietta Masina - She starred in "La Strada" and "Nights of Cabiria", both winners of the Academy *award for Best Foreign Language Film, in 1956 and 1957, respectively


Nights of Cabiria - This was the second straight year Italy and Fellini won this Academy Award award, having won for 1956's "La Strada", which starred Giulietta Masina


In a 1957 interview, Fellini reported that Masina had received over a thousand letters from abandoned women whose husbands had returned to them after seeing the film and that she had heard from many people with disabilities who had gained a new sense of self-worth after viewing the film: "Such letters come from all over the world" add something


Federico Fellini - In 1964, Fellini experimented with LSD 25 under the supervision of Emilio Servadio, his psychoanalyst during production of La strada.


A musical based on the film opened on Broadway on December 14, 1969, but closed after one performance add something


In practice, Fellini shot his films while playing taped music because, as he explained in a 1972 interview, "it puts you in a strange dimension in which your fantasy stimulates you" add something


Long afterwards, in 1990, Quinn sent a note to the director and his co-star: "The two of you are the highest point in my life -- Antonio add something


In 1992, Fellini told Canadian director Damian Pettigrew that he had conceived the film at the same time as co-scenarist Tullio Pinelli in a kind of "orgiastic synchronicity": add something


It was placed fourth in the 1992 British Film Institute directors' list of cinema's top 10 films add something


In 1994 a re-mastered print was financed by filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who has acknowledged that since childhood he has related to the character of Zampanò, bringing elements of the self-destructive brute into his films "Taxi Driver" and "Raging Bull" add something


In 1995, the Catholic Church's Pontifical Commission for Social Communications issued a list of 45 films representing a "cross section of outstanding films, chosen by a committee of twelve international movie scholars" add something


New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002 add something