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Unformatted text preview: specific tics, and how being alone causes bewilderment and solitude. However the choral aspect of the film brings all these people together for various scenes; the opening scene that is a celebration devoted to the coming of spring, or the closing scene, a wedding in which the whole town is present. As individuals these characters appear to have certain manias or problems, but as a group these seemingly harmless eccentricities take on a different meaning. Unfortunately due to fascism these people come together to celebrate stupidity. Alone they have no sense of social responsibility, however coming together causes them to level-off and remain outside not only the real problems of the world but outside their own oddities. Due to this comedic choral atmosphere Amarcord provides a portrait of fascism that few films can provide....
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2009 for the course HIST 2100 taught by Professor Naigles during the Spring '08 term at UConn.
- Spring '08