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Fortunella (film)

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Fortunella (film)

Directed by Eduardo De Filippo
Written by Federico Fellini
Eduardo De Filippo
Ennio Flaiano
Tullio Pinelli
Starring Piera Arico
Nando Bruno
Paul Douglas
Giulietta Masina
Alberto Sordi
Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography Aldo Tonti
Editing by Leo Cattozzo
Release date(s) 1958
Running time 100 min.
Country Italy
Language Italian

Fortunella is a 1958 Italian film directed by Eduardo De Filippo, with script by Federico Fellini.


The film's score, composed by Nino Rota, notably contains three memorable motifs, two of which would be reused in Rota's most famous film compositions: La Dolce Vita (1960) and The Godfather (1972). Another prominent motif had already been used in another Rota composition, Il Bidone (1955).

At the 45th Academy Awards, Nino Rota's score for The Godfather was removed at the last minute from the list of nominees for Best Original Score when it was discovered that the melody in "Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)" had previously been used in Fortunella.

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  • Internet Movie Database
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