"Nights of Cabiria (1957)" Movie Review Essay & Film Analysis

'and suddenly the beam illuminated the faces of those who pray to Heaven among the filth.' Charles Baudelaire
In the early 1950s, Federico Fellini put some great filmov in the genre of neo-realism, 'mama's boy' Road / La Strada 'and' fraud ', which has already shown peculiar only to him poetically -grotesknoe vision. But it is the "Nights of Cabiria" (1957) seems the perfect picture created by Fellini, in the middle of the road to neo-sur. Her masterly direction, thanks to the soft and even insinuating movements of the camera, suddenly exploding with unusual cuts and sudden changes in the composition. Mixing realism and dreaminess, 'Cabiria' becomes a harbinger of visual solutions and finds posleduyuschey works director, a dazzling La Dolce Vita. "Nights of Cabiria" - Fellini's last film c literary basis, the third, in which he took his wife, Giulietta Masina, his movie-declaration of love to her. Detachment from realism and selflessly immersed in "a wave of his mind" brought to life by overwhelming the screen phantasmagoric vision of his art films of the 1960s and the grand lush extravaganza later years have not yet pressed true humanity, sincerity and compassion of his early bands.
at the heart touching, sometimes funny, but it is basically a sad movie, Juliet Mazina, without exaggeration, it shines in the role of a Roman prostitute Mary "Cabiria" Chekarelli, hardened hardships of street life, but have not lost hope for us oyaschuyu love and longed to start a new life. Talent Mazin directed directorial flair and the iron hand of Fellini, let her avoid okarikaturivaniya image of Cabiria, as well as unnecessary sentimentality. Later, Fellini admitted that he 'broke' Juliet. Ona saw themselves purely tragic actress and involuntarily resisted his attempts to extract out the eccentric clown, good manners to hide under a religious girl from a wealthy bourgeois family. Both were right in his vision of Cabiria, which in many ways has become a tragicomic screen sister "tramp" by Charlie Chaplin. The similarity can be seen in her unmistakable manner to move, in gestures, in the deliberate awkwardness in a fun manipulation umbrella. But Mazin brought in Cabiria some touching ruffled and alertness, obscure eo shrill childish insecurity, trust and purity. Cabiria face-Mazin with huge shining eyes, alive and moving, rapidly changing expression. Like a mirror, it reflects every emotion experienced by her, instantaneous transition from the bitter cynicism to the wistful longing, from despair to hope, from tears - to smile
These expressive changes caused by the difficult circumstances being Cabiria, music sounded constant companion Fellini. composer Nino Rota, Fellini without melodies which films would be quite different. In them, the sounds of the surf exploding bursts of laughter of an innocent child. They chastity cherished dream of Cabiria true love in harmony with the alluring swinging hips to the beat of Gradisca tapping of heels on the pavement. They cladostrastno-captivating movement Anita, splashing in the fountain of Trevi, are given in tihix but vnyatnyx shopotax Spirits Juliet, and primitive-sensual dance Saraginy on the beach echoes piercingly sweet melody pipe Dzhelsominy. Rota compositions are lyrical, full of romance, poetry and regrets of unfulfilled desires of razrushennyx mechtax. Their echoes a long time remain with the audience, and after darkness gradually envelops the empty screen. The miracle that made the Federico Fellini, Giulietta Masina and Nino Rota is the fate of Cabiria screen becomes infinitely close to the viewer. To me. And after all, the magic power of art - after I saw 'Nights of Cabiria' many times and I know that the one who wants to love, defenseless twice, each time in the same scene, in spite of everything, I hope: "Maybe this time her luck.»
many years after the film's release, Federico admitted that of all the many characters, which he gave life in his films, Cabiria - only one of whom he often thinks about someone fate worried for someone experiencing. How has her life? Whether she could find, if not love, but a little peace and happiness? Great dreamer and an incorrigible liar, as he called himself, did not give Cabiria handsome prince who would have brought her hand out of the darkness, mud and loneliness of her life. But in a memorable final, he gave hope of Cabiria. «Dum Spiro - Spero». "I hope while I live". While Cabiria smiles through tears, and nods to us in the final frames tragically -optimisticheskogo masterpiece by Federico Fellini, still alive the most eloquent and gentle smile of Italian art, the answer to the mysterious dismisses half-smile of the Mona Lisa, there's hope for all of us.

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