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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 1st 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