Born: January 20, 1920, Rimini, Italy
Died: October 31, 1993, Rome, Italy
Among Italy’s great modern directors, Federico Fellini was a famous docente who created an inimitable movie style merging unreal county fair with incisive public critique. Though his most popular-and accessible-film, the balefully excited years as a child memoir Amarcord, is a superb entrance into his oeuvre, 8½, an attachement of recollections, dreams, and fantasies in regards to a director’s creative escollo, is his masterpiece perhaps. In his early profession, Fellini was both a screenwriter for neorealist pioneer Roberto Rossellini and a paper caricaturist in postwar The italian capital, contending affects he’d bring with startling results together. After such proactive works as I vitelloni, Fellini broke from neorealism’s politics strictures with the favorite La strada, and following that explored his obsessions with the circus boldly, community decadence, religious payoff, and, most controversially, women, in such movies as Nights of Cabiria, Juliet of the Spirits, and And the Ship Sails On.