Boccaccio '70 (1962)
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Three renowned Italian filmmakers present contemporary versions on the stories of the famed author Boccaccio in this dramatic anthology. The segments include Vittorio De Sica's "The Raffle," Lucino Visconti's "The Job," and Federico Fellini's fantastical "The Temptation of Dr. Antonio."
|Genre:||Romance, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Mario Monicelli|
|Written By:||Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Cesare Zavattini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Federico Fellini|
|In Theaters:||Jun 26, 1962 Wide|
|On DVD:||Apr 26, 2005|
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Critic Reviews for Boccaccio '70
De Sica and Monicelli went for broader, more traditional comedic effect -- less pretentious, but perhaps inevitably in this company, less memorable.
It has glamour, sophistication, color, wit and sensuality (not necessarily in that order), all of which blend very well in the enveloping air of a facility that is to be devoted to the showing of sophisticated films.
...wonderful little time capsules of Italy in the early '60s [which] offer a look at different aspects of love and lust,
Like most anthology films, it has its ups and downs, though the ups generally outweigh the downs.
Audience Reviews for Boccaccio '70
These four segments by four auteurs are pure comic delight!
Enticing film from the Italian Masters.
I wish Loren and Fellini had actually made a movie together. They did not, but Fellini's film, The Temptation of Dr. Antonio, is classic Fellini. I didn't care much for the other two films.
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