Fellini on Fellini

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Da Capo Press, 1976 - Performing Arts - 180 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Rimini my home town
4
Sweet beginnings
44
Miscellany I Im a liar but an honest one
50
Letter to a Marxist critic
62
Letter to a Jesuit priest
67
dolce vita
70
Notes on censorship
87
The bitter life of money
90
Why clowns?
118
Comicstrip heroes
143
Whom do you most admire?
145
I see no dividing line between imagination and reality
153
The birth of a film
162
Filmography
170
List of sources
179
Index
182

With 8 12 in Moscow
95
Miscellany II Like a puppetmaster who falls in love with his puppets
101

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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.

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