I, Fellini

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 419 pages
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Forged from the many conversations Charlotte Chandler conducted with director Federico Fellini over the course of fourteen years, and featuring a forward by Billy Wilder, I, Fellini is a portrait of one of Italy's greatest filmmakers in his own words. In the book, Fellini recounts the stories behind his classic films La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, La Strada, and others, describing the inspirations from which they arose and the struggles to get them filmed. He also speaks at length on actors Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, and Anna Magnani, and on directors Roberto Rossellini, Ingmar Bergman, and Michelangelo Antonioni.

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A frenetic, inflated outing with one of the world's great filmmakers, who died in 1993 at the age of 73. Except for a brief afterword, Chandler (The Ultimate Seduction, 1984, etc.) seems content to ... Read full review

I, Fellini

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Federico Fellini was fascinated by the circus, an oft-cited influence apparent in many of his films. In this oral autobiography, Fellini emerges as a happy-go-lucky clown tumbling through life, a ... Read full review


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Charlotte Chandler is the author of The Ultimate Seduction, Hello, I Must Be Going: Groucho and His Friends, and Nobody's Perfect: Billy Wilder, a Personal Biography. She lives in New York City.

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