Fellini’s I Vitelloni

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In Rhinebeck
January 22 
Wed 2:00 
(Italy / 1953 / dir by Federico Fellini)
R / 103 mins 
The popularity of Fellini’s second film made the title, which translates literally as “fattened calves”, enter the vernacular as a way to describe young men who are physically grown up but not yet mature.
The popularity of Fellini’s second film made the title, which translates literally as “fattened calves”, enter the vernacular as a way to describe young men who are physically grown up but not yet mature.y’re dreamers and talkers who wile away their days and nights in their small town (Rimini) spending their indulgent parents lira on drinking and hanging out at the pool hall while trying to impress the females. The leader is Fausto, forced to marry a girl he has impregnated; Alberto, the perpetual child; Leopoldo, a writer thirsting for fame; and Moraldo, the only member of the group troubled by his conscience. An international success and a nominee for an AA for Best Original Screenplay, I vitelloni details a year in the life of a group of small-town layabouts struggling to find meaning in their lives.  Nominated for a best screenplay Oscar… .

 For Martin Scorsese “I VITELLONI was a major inspiration for my picture Mean Streets back in 1973 and continues to be so to this day. For me, it captures the bittersweet emotions of a moment that eventually comes for everyone, the moment you realize you can either grow up or forever be a child.”.

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