Synopses & Reviews
Ringmaster of dreams: Step into Fellini's world "All my films turn upon this idea—there is an effort to show a world without love, characters full of selfishness, people exploiting one another, and, in the midst of it all, there is always—and especially in the films with Giulietta—a little creature who wants to give love and who lives for love."
Forever a circus ringleader at heart, Federico Fellini (1920–1993) is remembered as one of cinema’s greatest storytellers. From bittersweet, heart-wrenching tales (La Strada and Nights of Cabiria) to semi-autobiographical classics (La Dolce Vita and the much-imitated 8 1/2) to ambitious period-pieces (Satyricon and Casanova) to dreamlike pseudo-documentaries (The Clowns, Roma, and Intervista), Fellini brought his inner world to the silver screen in a profoundly original and innovative way. Among his many gifts to the world of cinema are the roles he created for his wife, the unforgettable Giulietta Masina.
About the Author
Paul Duncan has edited 50 film books for TASCHEN, including the award-winning The Ingmar Bergman Archives, and authored Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick in the Film Series.Chris Wiegand has written extensively on film, literature and the arts for the Guardian, Dazed and Confused and the BBC. He recorded the DVD commentary for Fellini's La Strada, is the author of The Pocket Essential French New Wave, and a principal contributor to DeAgostini's Classic Clint Eastwood and Classic Westerns magazine/DVD collections. He lives in London and specialises in European cinema, crime fiction and dance.