Friday, 20 January 2012

92 anniversario della nascita di Federico Fellini | 92th anniversary of the birth of Federico Fellini

Google Doodle Italia and Moldova today (January 20, 2012) come with a theme 92o anniversario della nascita di Federico Fellini or 92th anniversary of the birth of Federico Fellini.
Google logos appear images Federico Fellini was sitting with a movie player at his side.
Who is Federico Fellini?

Federico Fellini (born in Rimini, 20 January 1920, died in Rome, 31 October 1993) was an Italian movie-maker and director. Fellini's movies combine memory, dream, and fantasy.

The first movie Fellini directed was Lo Sceicco Bianco (1951), with Alberto Sordi, written by Michelangelo Antonioni and Ennio Flaiano. In making this movie Fellini met Nino Rota, the musician that would follow him for the successful rest of his career.

Fellini was married to actress Giulietta Masina (1921-1994) from 1943 until his death. She acted in many of his movies. Other actors Fellini often worked with include Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi, and Anita Ekberg.

Apart from making movies he also wrote scripts for radio shows, for movies (mainly for Roberto Rossellini) and wrote comic gags for well known actors like Aldo Fabrizi.

Fellini also produced several drawings (mostly pencil on paper), often humoristic portraits. His first success was in drawing advertising pictures for movies.

During Fascism an Avanguardista, his first writings were for Alleanza Cinematografica Italiana (ACI), a production company of Vittorio Mussolini, son of Benito, who introduced him to Rossellini.

In 1944, when Fascism was over, he opened a shop in Rome in which he sold these drawings. The shop was named (in English) "The Funny Face Shop", and contained works from Fellini and De Seta, Verdini, Camerini, Scarpelli, Majorana, Guasta, Giobbe, Attalo, Migneco (all writers, directors or otherwise intellectuals working for Italian cinema). In the same year started his contribution to Rossellini's Roma Città Aperta, with Aldo Fabrizi.
Fellini took also part in writing another of Rossellini's movies: Paisà. He wrote also for other directors as Alberto Lattuada, Pietro Germi and Luigi Comencini.

In 1945, he had a son who survived for only 2 weeks; it was the only child of Fellini and Giulietta Masina. In 1948, Fellini acted in Rossellini's Il Miracolo. In 1993, he received an Academy Award (Oscar) for his lifetime achievement.

Biography of Federico Fellini

* Born                   January 20, 1920
                             Rimini, Italy
* Died                   October 31, 1993 (aged 73)
                             Rome, Italy
* Occupation        Film director and scriptwriter
* Years active       1945–1992
* Influenced by     Charlie Chaplin, John Ford, Luis Buñuel, Sergei Parajanov, Akira Kurosawa, Ingmar Bergman
* Influenced          Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, David Lynch, Terry Gilliam, Pedro Almodovar, Dariush Mehrjui, John Waters
* Spouse              Giulietta Masina
                            (m. 1943–1993, his death)
* Oscar
Academy Award for Best Foreign Film 1957
Academy Award for Best Foreign Film 1958
Academy Award for Best Foreign Film 1964
Academy Award for Best Foreign Film 1975
Honorary Oscar 1993

  • Luci del varietà (1950)
  • Lo Sceicco Bianco (1951)
  • I Vitelloni (1953)
  • La Strada (1954) Oscar (best foreign movie)
  • Le Notti di Cabiria (1957) Oscar (best foreign movie)
  • La Dolce Vita (1960) Oscar (best costumes)
  • 8 1/2 (1963) 2 Oscars (best foreign movie, best costumes)
  • Giulietta degli Spiriti (1965)
  • Satyricon (1969)
  • I Clowns (1970)
  • Roma (1972)
  • Amarcord (1973) Oscar (best foreign movie)
  • Casanova (1976)
  • Prova d'Orchestra (1979)
  • La Citta' delle Donne (1980)
  • E la nave va (1983)
  • Ginger and Fred (1986)
  • Intervista (1987)

source Wikipedia