Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini
Federico Fellini
  • Born: January 20, 1920
  • Died: October 31, 1993
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Profession: Filmmaker









Federico Fellini, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian film director and screenwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is recognized as one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. His films have ranked, in polls such as Cahiers du cinéma and Sight & Sound, as some of the greatest films of all time. Sight & Sound lists his 1963 film 8½ as the 10th-greatest film of all time.

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When a religion becomes organized it is no longer a religious experience but only superstition and estrangement. Religion & God
A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.
A different language is a different vision of life. Life ;Communication & Communications
A good opening and a good ending make for a good film provide they come close together.
All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Censorship is advertising paid by the government. Government
Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Experience is what you get while looking for something else.
Fate is written in the face.
God may not play dice but he enjoys a good round of Trivial Pursuit every now and again. Religion & God
Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.
I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?
It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
It's easier to be faithful to a restaurant than it is to a woman.
Money is everywhere but so is poetry. What we lack are the poets. Money, Coins & Minting ;Literature, Writers & Writing
Nietzsche claimed that his genius was in his nostrils and I think that is a very excellent place for it to be.
No critic writing about a film could say more than the film itself, although they do their best to make us think the oppposite.
Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
The artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life. Life
You exist only in what you do.