1920 - 1993.
Our favorite filmmaker of the century. Who can forget Anita Ekberg,
below, wading in the Trevi Fountain in Rome, "La Dolce Vita," 1959.
Or Marcello Mastroianni riding this poor girl at the party.
In 1963, he made "8 1/2." It was called "the most influencial
picture of the last quarter of a century." Below, Marcello
Mastroianni, in the clearly autobiographical role of filmmaker Guido,
making his eighth-and-a-half film, reaches up from his imaginary grave,
unable to find inspiration to continue his movie.
Below, directing Satyricon,
Below, directing "Los
Payasos" (The Clowns), 1970.
He did the sketches for Giulietta's costumes in "Fred and Ginger," 1985.
And even a sketch of how he saw himself as director of the movie.
When Federico Fellini died in 1993, LA JORNADA, below, of Mexico City
went poetic: "The Sweet Death at Last Visits Federico Fellini."
They said he "abandons his Rome, a splendid woman," and his Giuletta.
They called this photograph "A Last Kiss."
And, below, "the last love
story of the century."
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Fellini came to mind a couple years later, as LA JORNADA again, paid a
beautiful, front-page tribute to his leading man, Marcello Mastroianni,
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