Fellini Springs Eternal

I’ve been on some sort of Fellini trip as of late.

Just haven’t been able to get enough of the man and his supremely sensuous phantasmagoria of time, space, shadow and light.

Few directors have so effortlessly (seemingly) blurred the line of fact, fiction, fantasy and farce with such delirious delight … and I think it’s safe to say that 8 1/2, his 1963 masterpiece, is the high watermark of his artistic achievements. (Though not without heated debate, I’m sure!)

If you haven’t seen the film in a while, please revisit it… it’s the sort of film that is entirely like a good bottle of old wine.

Call it ‘neorealism,’ or any other fancy schmansy moniker you can conjure … whatever ‘it‘ is, I’ll tell ya right now, Fellini’s ‘it‘ is eternal.

Just ask Marcello. 😉

Marcello Mastroianni as "Guido" in Fellini's 8 1/2. (swoon, faint, thud.)
Guido, the disillusioned director.
foreplay a la Fellini.
No one else but Fellini could pull this off....
Marcello upside down and delicous...
shadow ... light ... composition ... perfection ...
Fellini proving, once again, he's the master.
Guido, eight miles high.

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Film writer and social media marketing professional. 2019 Social Ambassador for the 10th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival. Previously: social media associate at Warner Archive and script writer for Turner Classic Movies. Working on a Montgomery Clift biography due late 2020.

One thought on “Fellini Springs Eternal

  1. I know I should be completely enthralled by the use of light, shadow, and angle – BUT, wow Marcello is yum yum. Great photos, great post!

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