Tag: Federico Fellini

  • #25: I vitelloni (Federico Fellini, 1953) & I basilischi (Lina Wertmüller, 1963)

    #25: I vitelloni (Federico Fellini, 1953) & I basilischi (Lina Wertmüller, 1963)

    Discussing two tales of young men, directionless and in limbo, and exploring their thematic similarities & differences.

  • City of Women (1980)

    City of Women (1980)

    Fellini’s 1980 film reflects an impotence, both figurative and literal, of man in the era of feminism.

  • #13: Fellini 100

    #13: Fellini 100

    Celebrating Fellini’s filmography, career, plus rumors on what could be coming later from Criterion.

  • Throwback: Excerpt on “The White Sheik” (1952)

    Throwback: Excerpt on “The White Sheik” (1952)

    The White Sheik is an excellent example of the balance between hyperbolic comedic situations, and moments of intense human drama.

  • Fellini 100 Tracker

    Fellini 100 Tracker

    I’m a little too excited about Fellini 100, the retrospective tour featuring restorations of the classic films of Federico Fellini, one of world cinema’s masters, whose centenary falls this year. I put together this guide to all his films (including shorts), plus information on the restorations and how/whether they are upgrades from previous transfers. Luci…

  • #06: 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)

    #06: 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)

    The new episode of Cinema Italiano discusses Federico Fellini’s landmark film 8 1/2! In our conversation, we go into how this classic tackles gender relations in modern Italy, Catholic guilt, the tension between honesty and deceit, and even how the film portends the coming of serious science fiction. This was an especially fun episode to research…

  • I vitelloni (1953)

    I vitelloni (1953)

    The impressive third film by Federico Fellini, I vitelloni, is one of his most accessible because it has less typical Fellini-esque qualities; even as an adoring Fellini fan, I recognize that not everyone would necessarily enjoy his whimsical, surreal, and fantastical depictions of Italian life. This movie, about five young men in postwar Italy, exhibits more…