Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred)
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Director Federico Fellini gently lampoons the world of small-time show business in Ginger and Fred. Giulietta Masina and Marcello Mastroianni star as Amelia Bonetti and Pippo Botticella, a onetime celebrity song-and-dance team. Having risen to fame with a dancing act where they recreated the acts of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire (hoping to become the Fred and Ginger of Italy), Amelia and Pippo parted company to pursue their separate lives. Neither one was particularly successful in other fields of endeavor, so when after many years Amelia is offered a guest-star gig on a TV variety show, she… More
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"When, as happens on several occasions, Amelia and Pippo become an integral part of the impressionistic film that surrounds them, instead of just being witnesses to it, Ginger and Fred ranks with the best work Mr. Fellini has ever done."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Marks the first pairing of Fellini veterans Marcello Mastroianni and Giulietta Masina and, from their instant chemistry, you'd think they'd been together for years."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The film isn't a particularly pleasurable experience (the satire of television is broad and wayward, and the attempts to wring pathos from Ginger and Fred's geriatric infirmities fall far short of the mark), but it does have a cranky, old-man's integrity."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A warm and very human story about two people who share a little bit of love, interwoven with director Fellini's diatribe against the inanity of the modern television age."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's one of Fellini's more accessible and warmer films."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Boasts an affecting performance by Giulietta Masina as one member of a dance team."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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