Nights of Cabiria (The Criterion Collection)
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- Uncut, restored theatrical re-release version features the seven-minute "man with a sack" sequence, not seen since the film's premiere at the 1957 Cannes Film Festival
- Video interview with former Fellini assistant Dominique Delouche
- Audio interview with producer Dino De Laurentiis
- Excerpt from Fellini's The White Sheik, in which Masina makes her first appearance as Cabiria
- Restoration demonstration
Top Customer Reviews
From a technical aspect, the Criterion release is outstanding. The visual restoration of this film is unbelievable. There is a feature that shows how the film was restored, and it's fascinating to see how the print went from dark and almost impossible to see to clear and bright. The subtitles have been newly translated to a more modern English. There is an optional English-dubbed soundtrack which is helpful for some scenes where there is lots of quick-fire dialog in which the subtitles have been pared down for clarity. There is also a video interview with Fellini's assistant Dominique Delouche, as well as an audio interview with Dino de Laurentiis.Read more ›
Secondly, the reason the subtitles don't match the dub-track is that the subtitles are A NEW AND IMPROVED TRANSLATION. They aren't meant to match; the subtitles are an improvement.
Lastly, the reason that some chapers are missing the English dub-track is that those particular scenes were cut from the film before its US release, menaing a dub-track was never done for them. These scenes are are available for the first time since the film's initial Cannes festival premier in 1956. This is a restored cut of the film.
Fellini is the Great Director Italian style. I don't mean he isn't the greatest director, better than Hitchcock, Welles, a modern like Scorcese. I'm looking at his work, have seen most of them, and I can't make up my mind. He might be the greatest that ever lived. His films in black and white, the Neo-Realism of Italian film after the war, the incredible original vision, the writing, and directing, it's as though Michelangelo came back as a director.
Masina is a prostitute, but her loves turn out to be pocketbook grabbers. Her physical well being is not high on her boyfriend's priority list. She's such a little women, frail, and in Nights she plays a tough, brawling, whimsical, and hopeless romantic. Her acting style is over the top, almost carnival character as she had played it in La Strada, but as Cabiria, she's older, but not necessarily wiser. The final revelation with French actor François Périer is so heart rendering because after an hour and a half of Cabiria's, laughter, trials, and disappointments, we identify with her completely. And then, in one last scene, the carnival returns with hope.
There is so much more to say about this film. You could write a book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I saw this film a couple of nights ago and havent felt such an emotional response towards a film in at least a decade. Giulietta Masina's performance is one for the ages. Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. Moore
Italian is just so beautiful. The movie was kind of good, at times slower, but that's just the era.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of the great classics, Giulietta Masina is one of the greats this movie is timeless.Published 5 months ago by Bruce Starkweather
One of the truly great movies! Hard to get--so I was pleased to find it.Published 9 months ago by KC
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