Federico Fellini The Book of Dreams by Federico Fellini

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Federico Fellini is one of the most beloved and revered filmmakers of the twentieth century, having entertained audiences worldwide with his ability to breathe life into imagery normally confined to human memory and emotion. His insights into the world of dreams have contributed to his many famous cinematic creations, including La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, and La Strada. A unique combination of memory, fantasy, and desire, this illustrated volume is a personal diary of Fellini’s private visions and nighttime fantasies. Fellini, winner of four Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, kept notebooks filled with unique sketches and notes from his dreams from the 1960s onward. This collection delves into his cinematic genius as it is captured in widely detailed caricatures and personal writings. This dream diary exhibits Fellini’s deeply personal taste for the bizarre and the irrational. His sketches focus on the profound struggle of the soul and are tinged with humor, empathy, and insight. Fellini’s Book of Dreams is an intriguing source of never-before-published writings and drawings, which reveal the master filmmaker’s personal vision and his infinite imagination.
 

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Published May 13, 2008 by Rizzoli. 584 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography.

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... ANYONE familiar with the films of Federico Fellini knows that he gave importance
to dreams. But the extent of ... In his introduction to "The Book of Dreams," Tullio
Kezich reports that the filmmaker was an exuberant, happy man in his early
Roman ye...

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