The book of Taschen Federico Fellini, The Complete Films covers a circus ringleader at heart, Federico Fellini (1920–1993) is remembered as one of cinema’s greatest storytellers. From bittersweet, heart-wrenching tales (La Strada and Nights of Cabiria) to semi-autobiographical classics (La Dolce Vita and the much-imitated 8 1/2) to ambitious period-pieces (Satyricon and Casanova) to dreamlike pseudo-documentaries (The Clowns, Roma, and Intervista), Fellini brought his inner world to the silver screen in a profoundly original and innovative way. Among his many gifts to the world of cinema are the roles he created for his wife, the unforgettable Giulietta Masina.
About the author: Chris Wiegand has written extensively on film, literature and the arts for the Guardian, Dazed & Confused and the BBC. He recorded the DVD commentary for Fellini's La Strada, is the author of The Pocket Essential French New Wave, and a principal contributor to DeAgostini's Classic Clint Eastwood and Classic Westerns magazine/DVD collections. He lives in London and specialises in European cinema, crime fiction and dance.