Fellini's enjoyable homage to Cinecittà and a retrospective
on his filmmaking career. For Fellini fans only--be
sure to watch his earlier work beforehand for the
8 1/2 (1963)
Fellini's masterpiece, and the finest film about the
creative process. During a chaotic production, a highly
regarded filmmaker has doubts about his film and about
his abilities, wondering if he has anything to say.
of Women (1980)
The most famous scene occurs under the bed sheets
when 20+ men are watching the seductive Mae West on
the screen, but it's only one of many trademark Fellini
Dolce Vita (1960)
Classic study of the decadence of Rome, as its beautiful
people pursue women and wine through the long night.
Many memorable scenes; among them-- the opening with
Jesus statue flying overhead and Anita Ekberg's plunge
into the Trevi fountain.
A television team plans to make a documentary about
an orchestra, allowing Fellini’s to zoom in on individual
musicians, who tell how they first met their instrument.
of Cabiria (1957)
Can a longtime prostitute find redemption and true
love? That's what Giulietta Masina seeks here after
seeing a once beautiful professional streetwalker
scrounging to make do in a cave--a wonderful and often
overlooked Fellini film.
Remember growing up? Humor is often a function of
time passing ... A fine companion piece to I
Vitelloni, this is a more mature treatment that
contains a number of unforgettable scenes.
Landmark film about love and loss with Giulietta Masina
winning and breaking our hearts while Anthony Quinn
blusters his way through life. A profound treatise
on loneliness and how our isolation can be broken
if open to connections.
Fellini's impressionistic collage about his beloved
home city. Of course it contains plenty of priests
and nuns and lots of Felliniesque humor, along with
a real traffic jam outside the Coliseum.
Highly autobiographical early work that allowed Fellini
to continue his film career. Another fun project illustrating
everyday Italian life, as a group of friends either
strive for their dreams or just try to make it through
another day . . .
of the Spirits (1965)
Fellini turns to technicolor for his wife's sake,
and Giulietta Masina delivers well in this study of
love and marriage. Not his best work.
Sheik, The (1952)
Breaking away from Roberto Rossellini, Fellini charts
his own unique course away from decidedly neo-realistic
dramas and crafst a romantic comedy for his solo directorial