• The Marriage Agency
  • The Temptations of Doctor Antonio
  • Toby Dammit

CANCELED: A Fellini Omnibus

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This program also screens Wednesday, March 4, with a lecture by Russell Merritt.

The three works in tonight’s program were originally released as parts of omnibus films. In The Marriage Agency, Fellini’s contribution to the neorealist anthology Love in the City, a reporter comes into the agency pretending that he is looking for a wife for his friend who has delusions of being a werewolf. To his surprise, they have just the woman for him. The Temptations of Doctor Antonio, Fellini’s episode of the three-part Boccaccio ’70, mocks moral hypocrisy in the person of an aggressively prudish doctor who wages a one-man war against a giant billboard featuring Anita Ekberg voluptuously promoting milk. Toby Dammit, Fellini’s part of Spirits of the Dead, is based on the Poe story “Never Bet the Devil Your Head.” Terence Stamp stars as an actor whose trip from a ghostly airport along a nocturnal highway is a masterpiece of modern macabre. “The flavor is apocalyptic late sixties . . . an awake dream of double realities” (Nathaniel Dorsky).

Films in this Screening

The Marriage Agency
(Un’agenzia matrimoniale)

Federico Fellini, Italy, 1953

FEATURING
Antonio Cifariello

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Federico Fellini
  • Tullio Pinelli
Cinematographer
  • Gianni Di Venanzo
Language
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 20 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà
permission
  • Minerva Pictures
Additional Info
  • Restored by Cineteca di Bologna

The Temptations of Doctor Antonio
(Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio)

Federico Fellini, Italy, 1962

FEATURING
Peppino De Filippo
Anita Ekberg
Donatella Della Nora
Antonio Acqua

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Federico Fellini
  • Tullio Pinelli
  • Ennio Flaiano
Cinematographer
  • Otello Martelli
Language
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W/Color
  • 'Scope DCP
  • 60 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà
permission
  • Kino Lorber
Additional Info
  • Restored by Cineteca Nazionale

Toby Dammit

Federico Fellini, Italy, France, 1967

FEATURING
Terence Stamp
Salvo Randone
Antonia Pietrosi
Polidor

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Federico Fellini
  • Bernardino Zapponi
Based On
  • The story “Never Bet the Devil Your Head” by Edgar Allan Poe

Cinematographer
  • Giuseppe Rotunno
Language
  • Italian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • 'Scope DCP
  • 37 mins
source
  • Luce Cinecittà
permission
  • Janus Films
Additional Info
  • Restored by Luce Cinecittà