Directed by the brilliant Federico Fellini, ‘Amarcord’ is a masterpiece of Italian movie history. The title means “I remember” in dialect. The movie is Fellini’s heartfelt homage to his hometown, Rimini. Through the eyes of Titta – the young protagonist – we meet some of Rimini’s characters and live through a typical year in the town’s life in the early 1930s.
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- 8 chapters to read and listen to
- Comprehension questions to check your understanding
- Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
- Suitable for students at any level
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Philippa Beasty (verified owner) –
I bought the e-book of Armacord a few weeks ago but over this last week I have finally got around to reading it. I read each chapter a few times then listened to the soundtrack while reading and then listened just to the soundtrack several times . I have never seen the film so I was reading each chapter without any previous knowledge of plot etc.
I have enjoyed the book – I am sure I’ll come back to it several times but I will now search out the film now too.
These books with their soundtracks are a great resource.
minou alexander (verified owner) –
Fantastico! Mi è piaciuta molto questa introduzione ad amercord. Ora, proverò il film in italiano. Grazie per un altro eccezionale Easy Reader.
Claire M. (verified owner) –
I’ve never seen this film, but having listened to, then read the e-book I will search it out now. Each little memory is sketched out briefly here, so it would be good to watch the full thing with this background knowledge.
Jadwiga (verified owner) –
This book is quite an achievement; the text manages to capture much of the film’s ambiance which really is too elusive to put into words. Fellini’s interpretation of the world ─ his world ─ was primarily visual, sensual and emotional. Yet so much of the big picture has been skillfully distilled into just 8 short chapters. After reading the book a number of times, I watched the film again (for the umpteenth time) and ─ relieved from the necessity of having my eyes permanently glued to the subtitles ─ delighted in it more than ever.
Thank you Giovanni Galavotti. Thank you Daniel for Easy Readers!
Lisa (verified owner) –
This story behind this book is a bit confusing, it took me a while to understand that it was the memories of one of the characters and the story really has no plot. However, I learned a lot of new vocabulary and I was excited to be able to then watch the film and hear my new vocabulary words in context; and the book did a great job of describing the characters so I was able to pick them out in the film before they were actually introduced.
It’s Fellini, Lisa. Confusing was his middle name. Wait until you get to ‘La dolce vita’…
The film tells his memories from childhood, in Rimini where my wife is from.
Thanks for the review, by the way!
Christine Chudley –
This book is a synopsis of a fairly bizarre film made in 1973 based on Fellini’s childhood memories of the town where he grew up. It seems a bit disjointed, each chapter being a summary of a different memory, but the main characters pop up throughout. If you are passionate about Italian culture, particularly film, it’s worth reading the e-book before watching the film. Bit weird – but very Italian!
Patricia A. Lenz –
Although I have almost all of the e-readers stored in library on my ipad, this is one of my favorites. It made more clear what to me was a complicated film, and made the film understandable in Italian!
I go back to the readers again & again and continue to have “ah ha!” moments.
It’s a particular thrill (piano, piano, piano…) when I discover a new level of understanding as I listen without text!