Cinema: Remembering the Lost Steps Ginger & Fred

Directed by Federico Fellini Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra and Tullio Pinelli

A transvestite famous for offering sexual services to prison inmates. A woman who has risked madness, and at least temporarily succumbed to it, by volunteering to abstain from TV for a month. A clairvoyant, a mafioso, a crusader on a hunger strike until people stop hunting birds, a troupe of midgets who make up the world's smallest Spanish-dance ensemble.

In short, it is business as usual around the television show We Are Proud to Present, which provides a few minutes of celebrity to the unusual or notorious. On the face of it, Pippo (Marcello Mastroianni) and Amelia (Giulietta Masina), would seem...

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