Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini

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Federico Fellini (Italy, 1920-1993) is a major figure in the history of cinema, who created his own highly personal and baroque cinematic language. He had his first major success in 1954 with La Strada , in which his wife and favourite actress Giulietta Masina plays the unforgettable Gelsomina, an innocent clown who falls prey to the violence of the post-war period. With La Dolce Vita of 1960, Fellini turned his attention to modern life and the scene in which Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg embrace in the Trevi fountain has become a globally-recognized symbol of seduction. Psychoanalysis is a clear influence on 8#65533; (1963), in which the character of the film-maker, played by Mastroianni, is a fantasy double of Fellini himself, while Fellini Roma (1972) and Amarcord (1973) are highly personal films, combining caricature, dreams and nostalgia. In the 1980s Fellini made Ginger and Fred (1986) and Intervista (1987), both melancholic reflections on the death of cinema. Through the prism of the director's own desires and obsessions, Fellini's work is universal in scope, dealing with modern humanity in all its contradictions.

Publisher: Paris : Cahiers du cinéma Sarl, [2011]
Edition: Revised edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9782866426071
Branch Call Number: 791.430233 FELLI QUI
Characteristics: 102 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Clarke, Matthew

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Feb 26, 2015

The selection of photographs isn't too good, the text, however, is informative and describes the sources of Fellini's ideas.

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