Tuesday, October 5, 2010

La Strada (1954)

Another double shot of firsts for the blog this week: the first movie I've seen, and the first movie from a director who, when people mention how they love his work, causes my ass to twitch. That's right kids--it's a Fellini film. Now you might think "a story of love and jealousy set in the circus" has promise. And maybe you'll enjoy seeing how naturalism so stark that Frank Norris himself would say "seriously?" plays out in a cinematic medium. And it is Fellini, for Christ's sake, doing his Fellini thing: investigating the disconnect between the identities people perform and their damaged and chaotic inner selves. I'm just saying it's my least favorite text called "The Road," coming in a distant third behind Cormac McCarthy's postapocalyptic novel and the Tenacious D song.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know why this didn't go up on Tuesday but it's up now :)