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Description - The Cinema of Federico Fellini by Peter Bondanella

This artistic biography of the Italian film-maker Federico Fellini shows how his imagination has been shaped by popular culture, literature and his encounter with the ideas of C G Jung, especially Jungian dream interpretation. Covering Fellini's entire career, the book links his mature accomplishments to his first employment as a cartoonist, gagman and sketch-artist during the Fascist era and his development as a leading neo-realist scriptwriter. Peter Bondanella thoroughly explores key Fellinian themes to reveal the director's growth not only as an artistic master of the visual image but also as an astute interpreter of culture and politics. Throughout the book Bondanella draws on a new archive of several dozen manuscripts, obtained from Fellini and his scriptwriters. These previously unexamined documents allow a comprehensive treatment of Fellini's important part in the rise of Italian neo-realism and the even more decisive role that he played in the evolution of Italian cinema beyond neo-realism in the 1950s. After two chapters on Fellini's pre-cinematic career, the book covers all the films to 1991 in analytical chapters arranged by topic: Fellini and his growth beyond his neo-

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691008752
ISBN-10: 0691008752
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-1992
Country of Publication: United States

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