Behind the scenes of Federico Fellini’s ‘Nights of Cabiria,’ one of Fellini’s most haunting films. [via]
“I understand that the term ‘auteur’ to describe a cinema director was first used in talking about me, by the French critic André Bazin in a review of ‘Cabiria.’ The positive nature of Cabiria is so noble and wonderful. Cabiria offers herself to the lowest bidder and hears truth in lies. Though she is a prostitute, her basic instinct is to search for happiness as best she can, as one who has not been dealt a good hand. She wants to change, but she has been typecast in life as a loser. Yet she is a loser who always goes on to look again for some happiness. Cabiria is a victim, and any of us can be a victim at one time or another. Cabiria is, however, more of a victim personality than most. Yet even so, there is also the survivor in her. This film doesn’t have a resolution in the sense that there is a final scene in which the story reaches a conclusion so definitive that you no longer have to worry about Cabiria. I myself have worried about her fate ever since.” —Excerpted from I, Fellini (1995) by Charlotte Chandler
In the embedded videos below, Martin Scorsese lovingly recalls his first encounters with Federico Fellini’s films and their influence on his own work.
When the ‘myths’ are told: Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini (1982). The following video is a must-watch. For the most part the language barrier won’t be a problem so just relax and enjoy it. I did, immensely!
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