Though certainly amusing throughout, my judgment of it falls somewhere in between, possibly because I find the main characters both annoying and unsympathetic. A very un-Antonionian light social comedy, the film is the story of a couple from the provinces whose honeymoon in Rome turns into a complete disaster. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Completely obsessed with maintaining ‘face’ in front of others his character is absurd to the extreme. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This is the first fully directed independent film by Fellini and hints big time at the genius of circus, carnival, and human folly that will cumulate, follow, and deliver him as one of the world’s greatest director’s ever. Criterion’s restoration is first class but has been withdrawn from circulation. All three films focus on atypical willfully eccentric characters and the clash between the public role the ‘face’ they have to maintain to get along in society and their more authentic real selves as expressed through fantasies, ideals, dreams and instincts.
Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. His main concern is a meeting with his uncle, a minor official at the Vatican, who has arranged an audience with the Pope. One of his early works. The first two days of a marriage. This title is currently unavailable. This is priceless stuff sure to tear stitches in your sides.
I really enjoyed seeing it again. I won’t describe the movie any further for the benefit of those who wish to see it. Action Comedy Drama Comedy. Her inevitable disillusionment with the vainglorious Sordi is intercut with her husband’s comic and desperate attempts to explain his wife’s absences at family gatherings to his onlinne relatives.
Watch Online News All Posts. The movie has hilarious moments that stand the test of time. Future learning and skills — giving everyone the opportunity to build a lifelong relationship with film. However she is soon deluded when she discovers that the actor who plays the Sheik is much less heroic than she imagined.
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Woody Allen for one liked it enough to remake it in as To Rome with Love. The White Sheik Lo Sceicco BiancoFellini ‘s first solo flight as director, is a gentle lampoon of the idolatry heaped upon movie stars. Ivan a superb wide-eyed comic turn from Leopold Trieste is a minor civil servant, a stickler for social propriety who has his visit to the city planned down to the tiniest micro-second. Teaching film, TV and media studies.
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Early Fellini is unmissable for lovers of cinema and buying this set is a no-brainer even if you already have La Strada. A distraught Ivan covers for her, claiming she’s ill. She has her feet in both camps as they embark biajco first trip to Rome.
A very un-Antonionian light social comedy, the film is the story of a couple from the provinces whose honeymoon in Rome turns into a complete disaster. Scecco obsessed with maintaining ‘face’ in front of others his character is absurd to the extreme. Newer Post Older Post Home. Main navigation for mobiles. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He has few romantic thoughts on his mind. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Become a BFI Champion.
All three films focus on atypical willfully eccentric characters and the clash between the public role the ‘face’ they have to maintain to get along in society and their more authentic real selves as expressed through fantasies, ideals, dreams and instincts. They don’t make this kind of great stuff anymore. One of his early works. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
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Courses, training and conferences for teachers. Wanda meanwhile has actually met the White Sheik and initially his charm is every bit as potent as his magazine image and soon she finds herself starring with him. Use film and TV in my classroom. The bride, however has her own ideas about what is important to see in Rome, and they include a quick visit to a magazine studio where she has been corresponding with an actor known for his highly romantic photographed role as the White Sheik.
Criterion’s restoration is first class but has been withdrawn from circulation. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Write a customer review. Through a comedy of errors she is accidentally “abducted” to a shooting session where she learns to be careful about what she wishes for. She learns that the studio is only a few blocks from the hotel and resolves to meet her secret love for just a minute and get back to the hotel in time.
A rare combination of high comedy and true though comical suspense. His main concern is a meeting with his uncle, a minor official at the Vatican, who has arranged an audience with the Pope. A very effective comedy with plenty of innuendo for adults and even some slapstick and sight gags. Comedy on the Edge Eyepoppers Fantastic Reality.