Clowns

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Synopsis

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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Release Date
3/1/11 
Studio
E1 Entertainment Dist ***
MPAA Rating
G -- General audience
Length
1 hour, 32 minutes
Sound
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
Subtitles
  • English
Video 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
Number of Discs
1

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