Knowledge Identifier: $La_Strada
Category: Movies & TV (402)
Launched in 1951.
Countries: Italy (55%), United States (15%), (10%)
Linked to: American Film Institute, Newsweek
A great success in Italy, the 1951 Hollywood drama starred Basehart as a would-be suicide on a hotel balcony
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
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"
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"
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"