14. Various (The Clowns, 1970)
The Clowns: Riccardo Bill, Tino Scotti and Fanfulla are among the japesters spotlighted by Frederico Fellini for his paean to the circus.
Why They’re Funny: They’re clowns in the very classical circus sense – buckets of water (over a film critic, no less… Oh, Mr Fellini, you wag!) pratfalls and general hilarity.
Why they’re Terrifying: The peeling, awful makeup slapped on to a bunch of leering older blokes is enough to give any child permanent coulrophobia.
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