Published on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of "La Dolce Vita," this is the most authoritative survey ever of Federico Fellini's complete oeuvre.
This definitive and important contribution on Federico Fellini chronicles the body of work of one of the most influential and revered directors of all time, and one of Italy's most important modern cultural icons. It features the great director's own drawings, sketches, storyboards, notes, and commentary along with behind-the-scenes photographs--both on set and off--and covers each film from the entire span of his career. Largely never before published, the material collected in this lavishly illustrated volume is drawn primarily from the archives of the Fellini Foundation and from the Fellini family's private collection.
This major tribute is certain to be a must-have for any serious cinephile, fan, or student.
"A loving, passionate, wonderfully detailed and exquisitely written look at one of the few truly indispensable film artists who have come our way, from one of the people who knew him and his films best. I can't think of a better companion piece to the incomparable work of Federico Fellini." --Martin Scorsese
"Both an outsider (Kezich is one of the best, if not "the best Italian film critic) and an insider (as screenwriter, playwright, and occasionally producer) Tullio Kezich was in the ideal position to write the best biography of Fellini, an analytical study of his work combined with the story of his relationship to Italian cinema and society. 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
"Trenchant in its critical analysis, engrossing and sympathetic in its account of his private life, Tullio Kezich's definitive biography of Fellini is a revelation. It effaces virtually everything written to date about the Italian maestro. Kezich's intimate knowledge of the man and his work is quite simply peerless." --Peter Cowie, author of "Coppola and "Revolution! The Explosion of World Cinema in the Sixties.
"An extraordinary book that gives the reader a personal insight into the life and the career of one of the purest geniuses of cinema from the invaluable perspective of a close friend and a great film critic" --Antonio Monda, Professor of Italian Cinema, New York University