Fellini On Fellini

Fellini On Fellini

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Overview

One of the greatest Italian filmmakers, Federico Fellini (1920-1993) created such masterpieces as La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Juliet of the Spirits, Satyricon, and Amarcord. His prodigious body of work evokes Pirandello, existentialism, "the silence of God," as well as show business. Critics have accused him of being a charlatan, hypocrite, clown, and demon, and have hailed him as a magician, poet, genius, and prophet. Fellini on Fellini is a fascinating collection of his articles, interviews, essays, reminiscences, and table talk, carefully arranged to chart the progress of his life and work. There are boyhood memories of his hometown, Remini, and his highly improbable beginnings as a scriptwriter for Rossellini; letters to Jesuit priests and Marxist critics defending his first international success, La Strada; anecdotes and revelations about the making of La Dolca Vita, 8 1/2, and The Clowns; and insights into all aspects of filmmaking. Here, Fellini reveals, as no one else can, a rich digest of his brilliant and controversial career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306806735
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/01/1996
Series: Directors on Directors Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,228,327
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

One of the greatest Italian filmmakers, Federico Fellini (1920-1993) created such masterpieces as La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Juliet of the Spirits, Satyricon, and Amarcord.

Table of Contents

Preface
Rimini, my home town
1(40)
Sweet beginnings
41(6)
Miscellany I - 'I'm a liar, but an honest one'
47(12)
Letter to a Marxist critic
59(5)
Letter to a Jesuit priest
64(3)
Via Veneto: dolce vita
67(17)
Notes on censorship
84(3)
The bitter life - of money
87(5)
With 81/2 in Moscow
92(6)
Miscellany II - 'Like a puppet-master who falls in love with his puppets'
98(17)
Why clowns?
115(25)
Comic-strip heroes
140(2)
'Whom do you most admire?'
142(8)
Miscellany III - 'I see no dividing line between imagination and reality'
150(9)
The birth of a film
159(8)
Filmography 167(9)
List of sources 176(3)
Index 179

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