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Federico Fellini: The Films Hardcover – March 2, 2010

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"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

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Federico Fellini’s acclaimed films include La Dolce Vita, Amarcord, 8 1/2, La Strada, and Satyricon, among many others. He received numerous awards, including several Oscars, Golden Globes, and Palmes d’Or as well as Japan’s Praemium Imperiale. Fellini inspired and influenced countless younger directors and is one of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed cultural figures. His unique cinematographic style and the importance of his work endure not only on film but even in the very word "Felliniesque."
Tullio Kezich
is the film critic for Italy’s leading newspaper, Corriere della Sera, and also the editor of Fellini’s Book of Dreams.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli; 1st Edition in this form edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847832694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847832699
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.1 x 12.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,387,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jose Azofeifa Retana on October 11, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Me encanta el cine de Fellini, este libro tiene material gráfico de sobra y suficientes anecdotás y datos sobre sus películas, algunos ya los conocía por la biografía de Tullio Kenzich -versión en español- (otra excelente fuente)
de una execelente calidad impresa, libro Recomendado !!
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Format: Hardcover
excellent tribute to the maestro!
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Rizzoli press delivers their usual superb craftsmenship in this beautifully visual look at the films of Federico Fellini. It's ripe with illustrations and there's plenty of compelling text outlining the making and reception of Fellini's complete body of work. Film enthusiasts need at least one major volume on Fellini in their libraries, and you'd be hard pressed to find a more expressive one than this. There's a luscious, black-lacquered hardcover under the dust jacket
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