Cinema: The New Pictures, Nov. 5, 1956

Vitelloni (API-Jamus). A dying art, like a rotting fruit, may hold the seed of a new birth. In Italy, as the so-called realistic cinema has decayed, a vital new talent has emerged: Federico Fellini. Last summer La Strada (The Road) revealed him to U.S. audiences as an artist of uncertain means but of startling sensibility. Vitelloni, completed in 1953, a year before La Strada, secured Fellini's fame in Europe. It is a finer piece of work than La Strada in every way. Technically, it is an elegant exercise in cinematic diction. Literarily, it is...

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