Cinema: Fellini Remembers

AMARCORD

Directed by FEDERICO FELLINI

Screenplay by FEDERICO FELLINI

and TONIO GUERRA

Fellini has found the vein again.

Since 8½, his work has been piecemeal and ruminative. The spiritual and artistic crisis at the core of 8½ was as much truth as drama, and the movies that followed it showed Fellini searching for some new form, like a diary (The Clowns, A Director's Notebook) or a primitive pageant (Satyricon). What began to emerge in Roma was a synthesis of direct reminiscence and fantasy, of dream and experience, of actuality and archetype. Roma was unsteady and uncertain,...

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