“Amarcord” quotes

Movie Amarcord
Federico Fellini directed this movie in 1973
Title Amarcord
Year 1973
Director Federico Fellini
Genre Drama, Comedy
Plot – Between 1930 and 1935, in a village called Borgo, the teenager Titta grows up in a very controlled environment. While he's trying to make his personality emerge, he starts thinking about his past. His father, Aurelio, has a small business and is in continuous disagreement with his wife Miranda. His uncle, Pataca, lives off his family; uncle Teo is in a psychiatric hospital; his grandpa is doing very well and has a relationship with the housekeeper. New faces arrive in the small town: Gradisca, a hairdresser; Volpina, a girl with no inhibitions; a huge woman who works as a tobacconist; a lawyer; Giudizio, a madman; Biscein, a liar; a motorcyclist who likes to show off and many more.
All actors – Pupella Maggio, Armando Brancia, Magali Noël, Ciccio Ingrassia, Nando Orfei, Luigi Rossi, Bruno Zanin, Gianfilippo Carcano, Josiane Tanzilli, Maria Antonietta Beluzzi, Giuseppe Ianigro, Ferruccio Brembilla, Antonino Faà di Bruno, Mauro Misul, Ferdinando Villella, Antonio Spaccatini, Aristide Caporale, Gennaro Ombra, Domenico Pertica, Marcello Di Falco, Stefano Proietti, Alvaro Vitali, Bruno Scagnetti, Fernando De Felice, Bruno Lenzi, Gianfranco Marrocco, Francesco Vona, Nella Gambini, , Dina Adorni, Nick Alexander, Paolo Baroni, Bruno Bertocci, Marcello Bonini Olas, Cicely Browne, Lewis E. Ciannelli, Dante Cleri, Carolyn De Fonseca, Mario Del Vago, Francesco Di Giacomo, Michael Forest, Dario Giacomelli, Veriano Ginesi, Sheila Goldberg, Paul Goldfield, John Karlsen, William Kiehl, Anthony La Penna, Louise Lambert, Mario Liberati, Andy Luotto, Gene Luotto, Steven Luotto, Franco Magno, Edward Mannix, Cesare Martignon, Francesco Maselli, Lino Patruno, Fredo Pistoni, Eros Ramazzotti, Ted Rusoff, Faustone Signoretti, Mario Silvestri, Robert Sommer, Robert Spafford, Susan Spafford, Fides Stagni, Mel Welles
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  • “- Aurelio: I can stare at an egg for hours, wondering how nature can make things so perfect.
    - Miranda: 'Cause it was God who made nature, not an ignoramus like you!”

    Armando Brancia - Aurelio
    Pupella Maggio - Miranda
  • “- Titta: Uncle's not feeling good.
    - Aurelio: Then take him to the whorehouse.”

    Bruno Zanin - Titta
    Armando Brancia - Aurelio
  • “I get up at 4:00 am and slave away all day like a mule, and when I come home for a crust of bread, I find a bunch of long faces!”
    Armando Brancia - Aurelio
  • “- Baravelli: Do you honor your father and mother?
    - Titta: Yes, but they don't honor me. They beat me.
    - Baravelli: You must annoy them.”

    Gianfilippo Carcano - Baravelli
    Bruno Zanin - Titta
  • “- Baravelli: Do you tell lies?
    - Titta: I have to!”

    Gianfilippo Carcano - Baravelli
    Bruno Zanin - Titta
  • “Winter's dying and spring is on its way. I can feel it all over me already!”
    Magali Noël - Gradisca
    [Tag:spring, winter]
  • “I didn't know people kissed like that. Did you? With their tongues going in and out?”

    Bruno Zanin - Titta
  • “Where am I? I don't seem to be anywhere. If death is like this, I don't think much of it. Everything's gone. People, trees, birds, wine. Well, up yours!”

    Giuseppe Ianigro - Grandpa
  • “I want one of those long encounters that last a lifetime. I want a family, children, a husband to chat with in the evenings over coffee, maybe, and to make love with now and then, because when you must, you must. But affection is even more important than love. I'm so full of affection. But who can I give it to? Who wants it?”
    Magali Noël - Gradisca
  • “In our town, the puffballs and spring arrive hand in hand. These are the sort of puffballs that drift around, soaring over the cemetery, where all rest in peace, soaring over the beachfront and over the Germans, newly arrived, who don't feel the cold. Drifting, drifting... swirling... swirling... swirling... Drifting, drifting, drifting!”
    Aristide Caporale - Giudizio
    [Tag:flowers, spring]
  • “- Baravelli: Do you commit impure acts? Do you touch yourself? Do you know Saint Louis weeps when you touch yourself?
    - Titta: [speaking to himself] Let him cry. I'm not gonna tell you, because you'll only tell Dad. Don't tell me you don't touch yourself. How can you not, when you see the woman in the tobacco shop, as stacked as she is and she...” (continue)
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    Gianfilippo Carcano - Baravelli
    Bruno Zanin - Titta
  • “Look how many there are. Millions and millions and millions of stars. Jesus Christ! I wonder how they all stay in place up there. I mean, it's pretty simple for us. To build a house, we use so many bricks, so much lime. But up there, sweet Jesus! Where do you put the foundations? They aren't just confetti, you know.”
    Armando Brancia - Aurelio
    [Tag:stars, universe]