Federico Fellini: His Life and Work

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Macmillan, Mar 6, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 444 pages

"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 of Fellini's life and art." —Peter Cowie, The Nation

"Few writers are able to approach Fellini with the privilege of intimate experience and friendship . . . Kezich fills the pages of this biography with uncommon detail and artistry, presenting a chronicle that weaves life with film, fact with fantasy, in a style reminiscent of the great director's avant-garde style . . . For the aficionado of Fellini's works, this narrative of his life provides a sea of subtle, precious anecdotes. To those yet unacquainted with the Italian master, the book is an introduction not only to the man's life, but his art, also. It's a captivating read." —Karoun Demirjian, The Christian Science Monitor

"Kezich's forty-year friendship with the maestro allows him to offer up an intimate and lively portrait of Fellini filled with revealing anecdotes and psychological insight." —Michel Ciment, author of Kubrick and Kazan on Kazan

 

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FEDERICO FELLINI: His Life and Work

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A solid biography of the famed Italian director, particularly strong on the evolution of his movies' style and subject matter.Corriere della Sera film critic Kezich (Dino, 2004) first met Fellini ... Read full review

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One of the towering figures of mid-20th-century cinema, Italian director Federico Fellini (1920-93) created such enduring masterworks as La Dolce Vita , La Strada , Juliet of the Spirits , and 8-1/2 ... Read full review

Contents

September 1952 on the Terrace of the Hotel des Bains
xi
Was He Born on a Moving Train?
3
Dreaming of Journalism
17
Rome
21
A Thousand Newspaper Articles
27
A Dramaturge Is Born
37
Miss Giulia
45
Zas Little Slave
51
Public Sinner
207
The Big Bishop of Federiz
214
The Dream Man
221
The Moralist Boccaccio 70 Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio
228
The Conscience of Guido 8 12
233
The Woman in the Shadows Giulietta degli spiriti Juliet of the Spirits
251
La Dolce Morte
265
Edgar Allan F Histoires extraordinaires Toby Dammit
281

A Modern Comedian
54
One Movie After Another
67
Wartime Wedding
72
Discovering Italy
77
Writing Is Easier When There Are Two of You
95
A Moveable Feast
104
Stardust Luci del varieta Variety Lights
114
It All Happened in Five Minutes Lo sceicco bianco The White Sheik
118
Farewell Youth I vitelloni The Young and the Passionate
129
A Little Bit Kafka Lamore in cittą Unagenzia matrimoniale
139
Reality Is a Fairy Tale Lastrada
143
Lea la Paciocca and the Others
158
Martyr for the Con Il bidone The Swindle
166
A Kindly Soul of the Streets Le notti di Cabiria The Nights of Cabiria
174
A Journey with Anita Viaggio con Anita
189
The Summer of via Veneto La dolce vita
194
Journey into the Unknown Fellini Satyricon
286
The Ambassadors of a Vocation I clowns The Clowns
295
A Second Native Land Fellinis Roma
303
Distant Memories Amarcord
309
A Dispassionate Seducer Il Casanova di Federico Fellini Fellinis Casanova
317
The Violent Years Prova dorchestra Orchestra Rehearsal
330
The Bacchanalia La citta dette donne City of Women
338
Ship of Fools E la nave va And the Ship Sails On
346
School for Shamans
359
And Heres to You Ginger e Fred
365
Everyone Is Japanese Intevista
373
The Nostalgia of Silence La voce della lima The Voice of the Moon
380
The Autumn of the Patriarch Three Commercials for Banca di Roma
389
The Start of a Great Future
394
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Tullio Kezich is the film critic for Corriere della Sera. He has written numerous books on cinema as well as other subjects, and is a widely performed playwright.

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