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Federico Fellini: His Life and Work

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"Trenchant in its critical analysis, absorbing and sympathetic in its account of his private life, Kezich's Fellini is a revelation. It effaces virtually everything written to date about the Italian maestro . . . This engrossing biography mirrors its subject. It's affectionate, garrulous and often rambling, and in sudden flashes of brilliance it offers a penetrating view o ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (first published 1987)
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Filippo Ulivieri
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: saggistica, arte
Parte malissimo con una serie di capitoli raffazzonati e aneddotici, senza ritmo, che accavallano episodi su episodi. Poi, quando Fellini diventa regista, ogni capitolo è dedicato a un film e il libro migliora così tanto che pare scritto da un altro. Kezich ragguaglia sulla trama e sulle idee soggiacenti per ogni progetto, dà un minimo di informazioni sulla produzione e si concentra molto sull'accoglienza del film all'uscita. Punteggiando con frasi felliniane, riesce soprattutto a dare un'impres ...more
David
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
For a renowned director who has lived an illustrious life, the contents of this book was pedestrian. The words lacked feeling and the pages felt heavy like a term paper. Where was the conflict in the book? The spark? The mystery? The humor? You know all of the Felliniesque qualities that made up Fellini. I picked up this book in hopes to get to know who the director was as a person, but all I got was a tedious recount of his filmography.
Buitron David
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este libro es exquisito; si bien no me considero un fan de Fellini, debo reconocer que se convirtió en un pilar del séptimo arte al atreverse a hacer cosas distintas en épocas tan decadentes. Como el burro que toco la flauta, así llegó un caricaturista y saliendo siendo el maestro Italiano por excelencia. Un grande, un inmortal. El único que hacía temblar al tiburón Dino De Laurenttis. Excelente libro para los amantes del cine Italiano.
Cambra
Jul 27, 2007 rated it liked it
long, but oh so italiano. bravo, tullio.
Adam
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Great insight into the artistic mind of one of the greatest.
Geert Verbanck
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
The maestro really comes alive in these pages. It feels like I've met him. Which is the feeling any good biography should give. Loved it.
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Tullio Kezich was an Italian film critic, screenwriter, playwright and actor.

Kezich was born in Trieste. A film critic for Corriere della Sera, he co-wrote the screenplay for the 1988 film, La leggenda del santo bevitore (The Legend of the Holy Drinker), based on the novel by Joseph Roth. Directed by Ermanno Olmi and starring Rutger Hauer, the film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival i
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