Illustrations

Nino Za's sketch of Fellini (1942), a drawing that remained on

Fellini's desk until his death page 13

On location during the shooting of the monastery sequence of Paisa:

Roberto Rossellini, a young monk, and an even younger Federico

Fellini 15

Fellini's directorial debut in Luci del varieta: Liliana (Carlo Del Poggio) and Checco (Peppino De Filippo) provide a bittersweet vision of the world of show business 19

Ivan Cavalli (Leopoldo Trieste) is chased by a parade of bersaglieri troops in Lo sceicco bianco, a financial failure now recognized as a comic masterpiece 20-1

In Fellini's first commercial success, I vitelloni, a drunken Alberto in drag (Alberto Sordi) dances with a carnival reveler 23

In re-creating the sensual celebration of Trimalchio's banquet from The Satyricon of Petronius, Fellini presented one of the very few scenes taken directly from the literary source in his film Satyricon 30

A preparatory drawing by Fellini for a cardinal's hat in his ecclesiastical fashion parade in Roma 32

Some of the cardinals actually represented in the film Roma based on preliminary sketches by Fellini 32

Three different sketches for cardinals to be included in the ecclesiastical fashion parade in Roma: the figures are compared to a cuttlefish bone, a ray of light, and a pinball-machine flipper 33

A pensive Fellini on the set of Il Casanova di Fellini, a financial failure but an artistic masterpiece attacking the perennial myth of the Latin lover 34

On an outdoor location shooting La citta delle donne, Fellini shows Snaporaz (Marcello Mastroianni) how to kiss the enigmatic lady on the train (Bernice Stegers) who lures the film's protagonist to the feminist convention 35

Fellini's crew builds a scale model of the ocean liner employed in E la nave va 36

Amelia (Giulietta Masina) and Pippo (Marcello Mastroianni) - once partners in a dance routine - are presented to the television audience by the master of ceremonies (Franco Fabrizi) in Ginger e Fred 37

Fellini on the set of his penultimate picture, Intervista 38-9

Well before his rise to international fame as the director of La vita e bella (Life Is Beautiful), Fellini recognized the comic genius of Roberto Benigni, casting him as Ivo, the slightly deranged protagonist of his final film, La voce della luna 41

In La strada, after Zampano (Anthony Quinn) buys Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina) from her mother, he feigns kindness to her family 49

The Fool (Richard Basehart) teaches Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina)

how to play the trombone 50-1

In their typical costumes, the Fool (Richard Basehart) and Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina) clearly represent comic types associated with the Italian commedia dell'arte 52

Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina), praised by critics as the "female Charlie Chaplin," displays her unforgettable face 53

The deserted road, on which the characters of La strada travel, represents one of the most expressive poetic images of the film 60-1

Steiner (Alain Cuny), the world-weary intellectual and friend of Marcello, commits suicide after killing his children 71

The enormous set re-creating Rome's Via Veneto inside the studios of Cinecitta for La dolce vita 76-7

A scene from the famous "orgy" sequence of La dolce vita: Marcello

(Marcello Mastroianni) humiliates a drunken woman while the revelers dance and watch 78

The conclusion of the "orgy" sequence in La dolce vita with a striptease by Nadia (Nadia Gray) to celebrate her divorce 79

Marcello Mastroianni, Fellini, and one of his crew examine the monster fish created for the conclusion of La dolce vita 79

Sylvia (Anita Ekberg) arrives at Rome's airport 84-5

Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni) and Sylvia (Anita Ekberg) during their historic wade into the Trevi Fountain, a scene still remembered by countless tourists to the Eternal City 88-9

One of Fellini's dream sketches dated 12 November 1961 and drawn during the time 81/z was being prepared 95

Guido (Marcello Mastroianni) is relentlessly criticized by the French critic Daumier (Jean Rougeul) 99

In one of Guido's dream sequences, the director (Marcello Mastroianni), dressed in the outfit he wore as a young boy in his boarding school, helps his father (Annibale Ninchi) descend into his tomb 103

Maurice the telepath (Ian Dallas) reads the mind of Guido (Marcello Mastroianni), uncovering the mysterious phrase ASA NISI MASA 104

The famous flashback to La Saraghina (Edra Gale), the huge prostitute whose dance on the beach prompted the traumatic punishment of the young Guido (Marco Gemini), here pictured in his black school uniform with his other classmates 106-7

The magic metaphor for artistic creation in 81/z - the circus ring -

just before Guido (Marcello Mastroianni) joins the characters he has created in the concluding dance of the film 112-13

Outside the Cinema Fulgor in Amarcord, Gradisca (Magali Noel), "Ronald Colman" (Mario Liberati), and a number of the townspeople of Amarcord gather before the shrine to Hollywood mythology in the Italian provinces 124-5

The passage of the ocean liner Rex, symbol of the Fascist regime in Amarcord 126-7

Titta (Bruno Zanin) unsuccessfully attempts to seduce Gradisca

(Magali Noel) in the Cinema Fulgor 133

Titta (Bruno Zanin) tries to lift the enormous tobacconist (Maria Antonietta Beluzzi) 135

Young Italians dream of an ideal Fascist marriage before a bust of Mussolini in a fantasy sequence of Amarcord 3:36-7

Fellini directs the photography of the scale model of Rome's Cinecitta, the enormous studio complex outside the city that is the true star of Intervista 148-9

Fellini re-creates the kind of lavish historical set typical of films of the 1940s, the period when he first visited Cinecitta z52-3

Stepping into the scene that re-creates a film director's tirade during the 1940s, Fellini shows the actor playing the director how to play the scene and when the fake elephants should be knocked over 155

Marcello Mastroianni magically appears outside Fellini's office while he is shooting a television commercial on the lot of Cinecitta in Intervista 157

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