- By Tullio Kezich

Federico Fellini: His Life and Work

  • Title: Federico Fellini: His Life and Work
  • Author: Tullio Kezich
  • ISBN: 9780571211685
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Federico Fellini His Life and Work A lively and authoritative journey into the world of a cinema master With the revolutionary Federico Fellini put his deepest desires and anxieties before the lens in permanently impacting

    A lively and authoritative journey into the world of a cinema master With the revolutionary 8 1 2, Federico Fellini put his deepest desires and anxieties before the lens in 1963, permanently impacting the art of cinema in the process Now, than forty years later, film critic and Fellini confidant Tullio Kezich has written the work by which all other biographies ofA lively and authoritative journey into the world of a cinema master With the revolutionary 8 1 2, Federico Fellini put his deepest desires and anxieties before the lens in 1963, permanently impacting the art of cinema in the process Now, than forty years later, film critic and Fellini confidant Tullio Kezich has written the work by which all other biographies of the filmmaker are sure to be measured In this moving and intimately revealing account of a lifetime spent in pictures, Kezich uses his friendship with Fellini as a means to step outside the frame of myth and anecdote that surrounds him much, it turns out, of the director s own making A great lover of women and a meticulous observer of dreams, Fellini, perhaps than any other director of the twentieth century, created films that embodied a thoroughly modern sensibility, eschewing traditional narrative along with religious and moral precepts His is an art of delicate pathos, of episodic films that directly address the intersection of reality, fantasy, and desire that exists as a product of mid century Italy a country reeling from a Fascist regime as it struggled with an outmoded Catholic national identity As Kezich reveals, the dilemmas Fellini presents in his movies reflect not only his personal battles but those of Italian society The result is a book that explores both the machinations of cinema and the man who most grandly embraced the full spectrum of its possibilities, leaving his indelible mark on it forever.

    1 thought on “Federico Fellini: His Life and Work

    1. 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'imp [...]

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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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