Conversations with Fellini

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Harcourt Brace, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 236 pages
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A creator of groundbreaking films, Federico Fellini was also a born raconteur who loved giving interviews and creating fictive, often fantastic, versions of his biography. Here is a collection of in-depth interviews by Costanzo Costantini, Fellini's frequent companion and scribe, over a period of three decades. By turns irreverent and challenging, Costantini questions Fellini about the origins, personal expectations, and inspirations behind his films. The result is a fascinating, engaging discourse on his life and work. Richly illustrated with movie stills and sketches, Conversations with Fellini also includes the poignant recollections of Fellini's wife and longtime collaborator, Guilietta Masina, comments from well-known directors, actors, and writers, and an extensive filmography.

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Spanning more than 40 years, this collection of Italian journalist Costantini's interviews with Fellini is a cinephile's delight. Fellini was almost as famous for his ceaseless talking as he was for ... Read full review

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This is a series of interviews with the late director, who dominated the postwar Italian cinema scene and who one critic called "the most Italian of filmmakers, if not the most Italian of Italians ... Read full review


Growing up in Rimini
Rome Cinecittą Giulietta Masina
Roberto Rossellini Variety Lights The White Sheik I Vitelloni La Strada The Nights of Cabiria

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About the author (1995)

Costanzo Costantini is a contributor for Houghton Mifflin Harcour titles including: "Conversations with Fellini.

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