Fellini’s “Nights of Cabiria” (1957)

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Writers: Federico Fellini (story), Ennio Flaiano (story)

Married to Federico Fellini (perhaps why we have a feminist piece)? Who directed this.

Beautiful story about a woman seeking to just be loved for who she is.

 

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5

2) Strength of the writing: 5

3) Strength of the directing: 5

4) Strength of the acting: 5

5) Strength of the cinematography: 5

6) Strength of the editing: 5

7) Strength of the sound design: 5

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 5

10) Would I recommend it? 5

Score: 50/50

Rossellini’s “Rome, Open City” (1945)

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Writers: Sergio Amidei (screenplay) (as A. Amidei), Federico Fellini (collaboration on screenplay) (as F. Fellini)

 

Anna Magnani portrays Pina with one of the most powerful scenes in cinematic history.

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5

2) Strength of the writing: 5

3) Strength of the directing: 5

4) Strength of the acting: 5

5) Strength of the cinematography: 5

6) Strength of the editing: 5

7) Strength of the sound design: 5

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 5

10) Would I recommend it? 5

Score: 50/50

Segio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (1966)

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Director: Sergio Leone

Writers: Luciano Vincenzoni (story), Sergio Leone (story)

Score by Ennio Morricone

Cinematography by: Tonino Delli Colli

Gorgeous cinematography with it’s sweeping widescreen, long shots and close ups.

1) Strength of the writing: 5

2) Strength of the directing: 5

3) Strength of the acting: 5

4) Strength of the cinematography: 5

5) Strength of the editing: 5

6) Strength of the sound design: 5

7) Strength of the production design: 5

8) Did I enjoy it? 5

9) Would I recommend it? 5

Score: 45/45

Benigni’s “Life is Beautiful” (1997)

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Writers: Vincenzo Cerami (story and screenplay by), Roberto Benigni

Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini

One of the most beautiful films about family and tragedy.

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5
2) Strength of the writing: 5
3) Strength of the directing: 5
4) Strength of the acting: 5
5) Strength of the cinematography: 5
6) Strength of the editing: 5
7) Strength of the sound design: 5
8) Strength of the production design: 5
9) Did I enjoy it? 5
10) Would I recommend it? 5
Score: 50/50