The Films of Federico Fellini
This study examines the career of one of Italy's most renowned filmmakers through close analysis of five masterpieces that span his career: La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, Amarcord and Interview. Providing an overview of Fellini's early career as a cartoonist and scriptwriter for Neorealist directors such as Roberto Rosselini, it traces the development of his unique and p...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published December 20th 2004 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 17th 2002)
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3.5 stars. The author, Peter Bondanella, assesses the life and works of Federico Fellini in this piece, with essays focusing on five of Fellini's major films: La Strada (a film Fellini referred to as "the complete catalogue of my entire mythical world"; referred to by the author of this book as a "multilayered array of symbolic possibilities"), La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2 ("Nothing is more honest than a dream"), Amarcord and Intervista. While the work provides elucidation on some of Fellini's films and...more