Federico Fellini

Drawing upon his dreams and experience, Fellini's films reflect the director's life more than anyone--or at least his inner psyche. A true iconoclast, his creativity produced some of the greatest cinema in history while occassionally flopping badly. This made it difficult for him to get proper financial backing for many of his projects, but anyone who loves film must explore his works--that's the way love works. Fellini will forever remain irresistable!

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Federico Fellini (with Marcello Mastroianni)


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Notable Films
Intervista (1990)
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 references
Fellini's 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.
City 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 scenes.
La 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.
Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)
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.
Nights 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.
Amarcord (1973)
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.
La Strada (1954)
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 Roma (1972)
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.
I Vitelloni (1953)
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 . . .
Juliet 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.
White 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 debut

 

 


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