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Films of Federico Fellini

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Title: Films of Federico Fellini
Author: Bondanella, Peter
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The Films of Federico Fellini 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 Rossellini, this study traces the development of Fellini's unique and personal cinematic vision as it transcends Italian neorealism. Rejecting an overtly ideological approach to Fellini's cinema, Bondanella emphasizes the director's interest in fantasy, the irrational and individualism.

Review: '... lucid, informative prose ...' Times Literary Supplement

CONTENTS
Introduction;

1. Federico Fellini: a life in the cinema;
2. La Strada: the cinema of poetry and the road beyond neorealism;
3. La Dolce Vita: the art film spectacular;
4. 8 1/2: the celebration of artistic creativity;
5. Amarcord: nostalgia and politics;
6. Interview: a summation of a cinematic career;

A Fellini Filmography: principal credits;

Selected bibliography on Federico Fellini.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 17/01/2002
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780521575737
Publishing status: Print On Demand (web)
Films of Federico Fellini