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La Strada (1954) was a Foreign Films Film directed by Federico Fellini and produced by Carlo Ponti and Dino De Laurentiis.

Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingFederico Fellini, Tullio PinelliNominated
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WORLD CINEMA: La Strada (1954)

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 27, 2021 From The Old Hollywood Garden

WORLD CINEMA: La Strada (1954) On January 27, 2021 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s January 2021 and the world is stranger by the minute. COVID took center stage in 2020 with politics right behind it, but one of the best things that happened last year was that, ... Read full article


La Strada (1954)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 25, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Federico Fellini’s La Strada is in the tradition of other films like Chaplin’s The Circus (1928) and even Nightmare Alley (1947). He even goes so far as to feature two regular Hollywood performers in Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart. This film is prominent for helping the Italian maste... Read full article


La Strada (1954)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 25, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Federico Fellini’s La Strada is in the tradition of other films like Chaplin’s The Circus (1928) and even Nightmare Alley (1947). He even goes so far as to feature two regular Hollywood performers in Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart. This film is prominent for helping the Italian maste... Read full article


La Strada (1954)

By Beatrice on Dec 22, 2015 From Flickers in Time

La Strada Directed by Federico Fellini Written by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, and Ennio Flaiano 1954/Italy Ponti-De Laurentis Cinematografia Repeat viewing/My DVD collection #282 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Federico Fellini and Giulietta Masina are a marriage made in heave... Read full article


La Strada, a Journey, Honor-Worthy of Our Attention or: The Road Less Traveled. (4)

By C. S. Williams on Feb 9, 2014 From Classic Film Aficionados

La Strada, 1954, is a nearly perfect film, I am not speaking of technical perfection but of artistic excellence, beautifully structured, handsomely photographed, a genius script and deftly edited to offer us a bitter-sweet and tragic dream of a movie. It has its footing in the Italian Neorealismo mo... Read full article


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Quotes from

Zampanò: [reciting his act by rote before a crowd] Here we have a piece of chain that is a quarter of an inch thick. It is made of crude iron, stronger than steel. With the simple expansion of my pectoral muscles, or chest, that is, I'll break the hook.
[collecting money from the crowd]
Zampanò: Thank you, thank you. Now, to do this feat, I must fill myself up like a tire. If a blood vessel should break, I would spit blood. For instance, in Milan a man weighing 240 pounds lost his eyesight doing this trick. That is because the optical nerves take a beating, and once you lose your eyes, you are finished. If there's any delicate person in the audience, I would advise him to look away 'cause there could be blood.
[with seemingly great effort, he breaks the chain]


Gelsomina: The Fool is hurt.


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Director Bille August cites "La Strada" as the film that first made him want to work in film when he saw it while still in school.
Anthony Quinn said in an interview a few years before his death that he originally accepted a deal that would have paid him a percentage of the profits this film generated instead of an upfront salary. When his agent found out about it, the agent changed the deal and insisted an upfront salary and no percentage. Quinn said that decision cost him several million dollars.
Won the first ever Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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