Fellini’s Casanova is noted for its symbolic, highly stylised mise en scène and the casting of Donald Sutherland in the lead role.
By using a range of visual effects, Fellini attempted to depict Casanova as a debauched figure incapable of displaying any genuine emotion. This Felliniesque style is most noticeable in Sutherland’s acting and appearance, which was made overtly graphic at the director’s request. Other unusual techniques include a scene where Sutherland rows across a stormy sea made from black plastic sheets.
Fellini’s dislike of the character was well documented, and in one interview he even referred to exposing “the void” of Casanova’s life. Consequently, Fellini’s interpretation goes against the traditional notion of Casanova as an enlightened gadabout. The original script was very brutal on the historical figure. It wasn’t until Fellini shot the scene of Casanova and the nun that he began to sympathize with Casanova’s inability to love, giving him the character of the mechanical doll and the dream ending.
Fellini Casanova:1976 [nYx64] from nYx on Veehd.
L’Ultima Donna (1976) aka La dernière femme in French and The Last Woman in English.John, played by Gerard Depardieu , is an engineer in layoffs that has been left by his wife and lives with her son in the gray industrial suburbs of Paris. Kindergarten child knows Valeria ( Ornella Muti ) who, with her fiancé in crisis, begins to attend. The two go to live with, but after an initial period of very happy (even sexually), the relationship slips into a routine and it cracks without a reason. Following the ex-wife reappears and John also finds a new flame. In the end, John, tortured psychological impotence to manage her love life and accused of phallocracy by women, it castrates.
This is one of the best known films, provocative and caustic director Marco Ferreri and was also appreciated for the beautiful interpretation of Depardieu and Muti.
Lultima Donna (1976) from marekat on Veehd.
Network is a 1976 American satire about a fictional TV network called Union Broadcasting System. UBS is down in the ratings and is desperate to change their fortunes. This film is rightly so considered a classic. It was written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet. It stars Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch and Robert Duvall and features Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight. It won four Oscars, including Best Screenplay. It also gave us the classic line, “”I””m mad as hell, and I””m not going to take it anymore”.
Network (1976) from evilutiontv on Veehd.
Just a good ol’ fashion weird movie from the 70’s. With Roger Glover, Twiggy, Vincent Price, Tony Ashton and more!
The Butterfly Ball (1976) – Feature by FilmGorillas
In one neighborhood, while one has a party to the usurer the corner, teenagers are plotting an assassination. Angle St. Denis and Rachel, the most beautiful terrace in the east of Montreal, the place to make a feast delusional that shatters all the tensions in a marginal environment. “I turned into bars and grills, because of the shadows and the light which is nice (…) I choose my locations because of the quality of light and because they serve well our scenario. I do not care for realism geography. “(André Forcier)
The hot water, water ferrule is a poetry of cruelty, a celebration of anarchy in which friends and enemies are seated on a terrace of a rooming house in the Rue Saint-Denis in honor of the forty Polo-third birthday. Everyone benefits from this great meeting to settle accounts and wash your dirty linen in public. The film ends on a bittersweet note, half-sad when all are scalded, and turned away unceremoniously, all in a grand finale promised to tomorrows.
An Old South plantation owner lusts after his female slaves. Violent and raw, this movie packs quite a punch and probably couldn’t be made today.