Giulietta degli Spiriti (Juliet of the Spirits)
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Giulietta degli Spiriti (Juliet of the Spirits)
Juliet of the Spirits is a fantastical showcase for Federico Fellini's vibrant imagery, starring his wife, Giulietta Masina, as the titular leading character. Juliet is a wealthy housewife who constantly fears her husband, Giorgio (Mario Pisu), is cheating on her. While she yearns for a peaceful intimate evening on the night of their 15th anniversary, the egotistical Giorgio has forgotten about it and instead arrives home with his eccentric friends. After a trip to a séance, Juliet is haunted by images from the spirit world, including obsessions from her past involving religion and her… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A dazzling technical achievement, from the color to the tracking shots that delight in running down every detail of Juliet's companions."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"At once an eye-popping display of bravura and a work of compassionate insight."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"This gorgeously shot, surreal feature about a middle-aged usewife, Fellini's first work in color, stars his wife Masina in their last collaboration together."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Gaudy, more integrated than later Fellini, but this take on feminine psyche lacks vision."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"despite Fellini's indulgences, much of the film works largely due to Giulietta Masina's fine performance"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"It never less than dazzling to look at."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Fellini went deliriously and brilliantly bananas with the color to create a rollicking through-the- looking-glass series of tableaus evoking a woman's troubled psyche."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Surreal and, yes, haunting."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Creative detritus"
‑ Christopher Null,
"A mad, resplendent peacock of a film, a cinematographic riot of color and sensuality that evokes its era -- the swinging mid-'60s -- as much as any movie made during those giddy years."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Juliet is never less than eye-catching, but is rarely more."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"Visually splendid piece of eye candy that hides behind its gaudy exteriors an emptiness and lack of vision."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It is arguably Fellini's most personal masterpiece, but those who may have stumbled upon it and don't know much about Fellini's films most certainly couldn't choose a better one to start with."
‑ Patrick Byrne, Apollo Guide
"The movie that swirls around Masina is a dazzling -- and, for some, incoherent -- production deep into the feminine psyche."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
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