The Clowns

Overview

The culmination of filmmaker Federico Fellini's lifelong love affair with circus folk was his 1971 The Clowns I clowns. Fellini's alter ego this time is a young boy, taking in his first circus again, we're treated to the "parade" motif so often utilized by the director. As the clowns go through their rollicking routines, Fellini takes the time to snipe at movie critics by having one humorless newspaperman, who keeps repeating "What does it mean?," inundated with pails of water. There is also a fleeting homage to ...
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Overview

The culmination of filmmaker Federico Fellini's lifelong love affair with circus folk was his 1971 The Clowns I clowns. Fellini's alter ego this time is a young boy, taking in his first circus again, we're treated to the "parade" motif so often utilized by the director. As the clowns go through their rollicking routines, Fellini takes the time to snipe at movie critics by having one humorless newspaperman, who keeps repeating "What does it mean?," inundated with pails of water. There is also a fleeting homage to Charlie Chaplin in the form of Chaplin's daughter Victoria, who portrays an auditioning clown. Made for Italian TV, The Clowns sustains its exuberance by taking absolutely nothing seriously--not even Fellini, who makes fun of himself throughout in the guise of a pretentious documentary filmmaker.
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Special Features

Un Agenzia Matrimoniale, a Short Movie by Federico Fellini 1953, Italy; ; Fellini's Circus, a visual film essay by Adriano Aprà; Fellni Expert and film Historian, Adriano Aprà examines the Director's lifetime fascination with the circus while also comparing it's stylistic features to other Fellini films; ; A 50-Page booklet on Fellini's own reflections and Notes concerning the genesis and production of the film. Also included are exclusive original drawings by the Director himself
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2011
  • UPC: 816018010012
  • Original Release: 1970
  • Source: Raro Video Usa Ltd.
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 36,618

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Clowns
1. The Circus Is Here [3:38]
2. The Greatest Show On Earth [7:06]
3. The Clowns [4:08]
4. Characters [6:06]
5. Giudizio [4:12]
6. Can The Circus Still Entertain? [1:05]
7. The Circus Of Liana, Rinaldo And Nandino Orfei [4:50]
8. Augusto [3:59]
9. White Clowns [7:11]
10. Cirque D'Hiver [2:39]
11. Captain Houcke [1:47]
12. Charlie Rivel [4:09]
13. The Fratelinis [4:53]
14. Loriot [3:57]
15. Bario [5:05]
16. Rhum [2:38]
17. Sad Clowns [8:09]
18. Death Of Augusto [11:01]
19. Exit [5:22]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Clowns
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   Scene Selection
   Bonus Material
      Fellini's Circus
      Short Film: Agenzia Matrimoniale (Marriage Agency)
      DVD Credits
   Setup
      English Subtitles: On/Off
         English Subtitles: On
         English Subtitles: Off
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