Thursday, March 28, 2013

319. Le Notti di Cabiria

Le Notti di Cabiria
Nights of Cabiria
Directed by Federico Fellini

Since Mr. Fellini and I have a long way to go until we can part from each other because of this list, I decided to push aside my prejudices (most of which derived from the disaster that is Satyricon) and give this movie a chance.  And surprisingly, it was not, um, awful.

This is the story of Cabiria who is a prostitute, supposedly with a heart of gold, who continues to get tricked and robbed by men because she is so desperate for love.  I say supposedly because she is actually quite bitchy to her neighbor, who is only trying to help her.

I have never seen people gesture so violently with their words as the actors did in this movie.  It was almost like a caricature of Italian people.  It also just seemed like bad acting.  Additionally, the main character is super annoying and stupid.  Um, I mean heart warming.

Okay, so I am really trying hear to make this sound good.  Honestly, it was entertaining and, although the kind prostitute concept has now been done to death, rather original.

Still not my cup of tea but hey, I am trying here.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

Giulietta Masina is married to Federico Fellini.


  1. I think we are on the same page on Fellini.

  2. Ah, TS, sorry, after a united front to defend Bergman from an Amanda P word bomb ... I'm going to defend this one...
    But we can all unite against to beep awful Satyricon..

  3. Haha thank you TSorensen! I have plenty of hate left for Satyricon.

  4. I liked this
    I'm liking all the Fellini so far
    I'm liking all the Bergman so far
    Looking forward to more from both of them

    Sorry about that

  5. Damn your relentless positivity!