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.
Giulietta Masina is married to Federico Fellini.