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Essential Fellini - Boxed Set

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UPC: 715515252515
Product Condition: New
Formats: BLU-RAY
Complete Title: Essential Fellini
Synopsis: One hundred years after his birth, Federico Fellini still stands apart as a giant of the cinema. The Italian maestro is defined by his dualities: the sacred and the profane, the masculine and the feminine, the provincial and the urbane. He began his career working in the slice-of-life poetry of neorealism, and though he soon spun off on his own freewheeling creative axis, he never lost that grounding, evoking his dreams, memories, and obsessions on increasingly grand scales in increasingly grand productions teeming with carnivalesque imagery and flights of phantasmagoric surrealism while maintaining an earthy, embodied connection to humanity. Bringing together fourteen of the director's greatest spectacles, all beautifully restored, this centenary box set is a monument to an artist who conjured a cinematic universe all his own: a vision of the world as a three-ring circus in which his innermost infatuations, fears, and fantasies take center stage. FIFTEEN-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR'S SET FEATURES o New 4K restorations of 11 theatrical features, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks for all films o New digital restorations of the short film Toby Dammit (1968) and the television film Fellini: A Director's Notebook (1969), with uncompressed monaural soundtracks o Feature documentaries Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2002) and Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember (1997), the latter presented in its 193-minute version o Two-hour, four-part 1960 interview with director Federico Fellini by filmmaker Andre Delvaux for Belgian television o Four behind-the-scenes documentaries: Reporter's Diary: "Zoom on Fellini" (1965), Ciao, Federico! (1969), The Secret Diary of "Amarcord" (1974), and Fellini racconta: On the Set of "And the Ship Sails On" (1983) o Fellini racconta: Passegiatte nella memoria, a 2000 documentary featuring interviews with a late-in-life Fellini o Giulietta Masina: The Power of a Smile, a 2004 documentary about Fellini's wife and frequent collaborator o Once Upon a Time: "La dolce vita," a French television documentary about the film o Audio commentaries on six of the films o Program from 2003 on Fellini's 1980s television advertising work o Archival interviews with Fellini stars and collaborators, including Mastroianni, Sandra Milo, Anouk Aimee, and Magali Noel o Archival audio interviews by film critic Gideon Bachmann with Fellini, Mastroianni, and Fellini's friends and family o Video essays, trailers, and more o PLUS: Deluxe packaging, including two lavishly illustrated books with hundreds of pages of content: notes on the films by scholar David Forgacs, essays by filmmakers Michael Almereyda, Kogonada, and Carol Morley; film critics Bilge Ebiri and Stephanie Zacharek; and novelist Colm Toibin, and dozens of images spotlighting Don Young's renowned collection of Fellini memorabilia
Color: Color
Rating: Not Rated
Box Office: 0
Runtime: 1692
Video Release Date: Nov 23, 2020
Cast: Richard Basehart, Claudia Cardinale
Director: Federico Fellini
Genre: Foreign
Studio: Criterion Collection
Original Release: 2020
Animated: Live-Action
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