Federico Fellini’s films are known for their visual style, which features strong images and vivid colors.

Fellini’s use of light and dark contrasts, as well as his attention to detail have made his work highly influential in the world of cinema.

Best Federico Fellini Films

Here are some of the best Federico Fellini films.

1. La dolce vita (1960)                   

 La dolce vita is a 1960 Italian romantic comedy film, directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg. It is based on the novel La dolce vita by Luigi Pirandello.

In this film, a playboy named Guido Orefice (Mastroianni) decides to settle down with wife Lelia (Ekberg), but his dream becomes a nightmare when he learns that she has been unfaithful to him with an engineer named Sandro. Guido decides to make her life miserable in order to force her back into his arms.

He sends her flowers every day and tells her that he loves her in front of other people so that they will be forced to act like they are happy together. The plan works, as Lelia becomes jealous of other women who are attracted to Sandro. However,

when Guido tries to win back Lelia by threatening him with violence, Sandro kills him with a gun he stole from his father’s gun cabinet after discovering that Guido was an impostor who stole his identity when he was away at war during World War II (Guido’s real name is revealed at this point).

La Dolce Vita
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  • Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Magali Noël (Actors)
  • Federico Fellini (Director) - Ennio Flaiano (Writer) - Angelo Rizzoli (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

2. 8½ (1963)

8½ is a 1963 film by Italian director Federico Fellini starring Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Leopoldo Trieste, and Claudia Cardinale. It is an adaptation of the 1963 play 8 1/2 by Federico Fellini. The film was made during the period when Fellini was attempting to make a critical analysis of his own work.

It was shot in black and white with a single camera. 8½ received positive reviews upon release and is considered one of the best works of Italian neorealism.

The film begins with a woman being burned at the stake as she tries to escape being burned alive by an executioner (Leopoldo Trieste). A young man named Guido Orefice (Mastroianni) witnesses the event from a distance.

He later becomes friends with her neighbor, Countess Peppina (Claudia Cardinale), who helps him escape from prison after he is arrested for stealing money from her late husband’s safe. The two fall in love and marry despite Orefice’s reluctance to abandon his dream of becoming an artist.[1]

8 1/2 (English Subtitled)
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  • Marcello Mastroianni, Bruno Agostini, Sandra Milo (Actors)
  • Federico Fellini (Director) - Ennio Flaiano (Writer) - Angelo Rizzoli (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

3. The Road (1954)

The Road is an Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. It was released in 1954 and won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1955. It is considered one of the greatest films ever made and one of the most influential films of all time.

Fellini’s first feature, La Strada (1954), was a lyrical, poetic film about a young vagabond and his love for the girl he has followed all over Europe; she eventually leaves him.

The film also contains some surrealistic elements, such as a scene where a character appears to be dead but then gets up and walks away; it is also notable for its use of long takes, extended dialogue scenes and dream sequences.

Fellini went on to make 8 more films between 1955 and 1965, including 8 1/2 (1963); they were: Amarcord (1973), I Vitelloni (1970), Juliet of the Spirits (1968), La Dolce Vita (1960), Casanova Brown Eyed Girl (1960) and Roma città Aperta (1972).

4. Nights of Cabiria (1957)           

 Nights of Cabiria (1957) is a film directed by Federico Fellini. It was one of his first productions, and is considered to be his masterwork. It stars Giulietta Masina as Cabiria, a young girl living in a poor neighborhood in Rome, who wants to become an actress.

The film begins with her getting off the bus at her home in Rome, where she is greeted by her mother and father. They ask for news about her little brother, but she says he is fine. She walks into the house and has supper with her family before going to sleep.

The next morning, Cabiria goes out into the streets to meet up with some friends from school who are waiting for her at a café. As they all get together for some fun and games of cards, two men walk up and start talking to one of Cabiria’s friends.

This causes Cabiria’s friend to go into hiding behind some bushes while the men continue talking outside. One of them then tries to convince Cabiria’s friend that they should go upstairs with him instead of playing cards downstairs on the street

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  • Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Ennio Girolami (Actors)
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5. Juliet of the Spirits (1965

Federico Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits (1965) is a rich, eccentric and visually stunning film that is at once a study of religious devotion and a celebration of life in an Italian village. It was inspired by a real-life character, Maria Gucci, who lived as a hermit in the woods near Florence.

The story centers on Maria (Alessandra Blasucci), who lives with her blind mother and younger sister in the remote town of San Casciano in Tuscany. After her mother dies, Maria becomes obsessed with the idea that she can communicate with her dead mother using prayer cards from around 1900.

She finds herself drawn to a distant relative named Luciano (Marcello Mastroianni) who lives in San Casciano but runs a small farm outside the city limits. Luciano has never set foot inside his aunt’s house before,

but he seems intrigued by its decrepit beauty and is drawn to stay there after he meets Maria on one occasion when she visits him at his farm.

Maria begins communicating with her dead mother through prayer cards that she receives

Juliet of the Spirits
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  • Giulietta Masina, Sandra Milo, Mario Pisu (Actors)
  • Federico Fellini (Director) - Federico Fellini (Writer) - Angelo Rizzoli (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

6. Il Bidone (1955)          

 Il Bidone (1955) is the eighth feature film in the series directed by Federico Fellini, and is his second post-war effort. It was written by Fellini and Ennio Flaiano. The film stars Renato Salvatori as an Italian carpenter who joins a band of ne’er-do-wells who are trying to make their way out of poverty and into the entertainment business.

Fellini’s first post-war feature was La dolce vita (1960). That film has been cited as an example of how a director can work with a script on which he had collaborated with another writer.

In that case, it was screenwriter Cesare Zavattini who provided the screenplay for La dolce vita.

The story for Il Bidone came from a play by Fellini’s father Mario Fellini (who died in 1953), about a group of misfits who try to make their way through life by entertaining others.

Fellini said that he had wanted to do something about people without jobs or money but couldn’t think of anything until one day he found himself reading about a fictitious “Bidone” town in Italy where everyone is unemployed and living in poverty

Il Bidone
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  • Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, Giulietta Masina (Actors)
  • Federico Fellini (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

7. Boccaccio ’70 (1962) 

 Boccaccio ’70 (1962) is a Federico Fellini film, starring Marcello Mastroianni, Francesco Avati and Anita Ekberg. It was made by the director during the height of his success in Italy; it was not released there until after his death.

The film is a loose adaptation of the story of Boccaccio’s Decameron, but its focus is on six young characters stranded together for a long weekend at an aristocratic villa near Florence.

The house is owned by Domenico (Avati), an aging painter who hopes to use it as a refuge from his increasingly disappointing career as well as from his wife (Ekberg). His guests include his son Pippo (Mastroianni), who has been exiled by his mother Maria (Loredana Latini);

Maria’s lover Gabriele (Dino Morelli); Maria’s niece Anna (Mariangela Melato); her fiancé Giovanni (Ugo Pagano); and the servant Mario (Armando Torelli).

At first the guests appear to be enjoying themselves, but their stay becomes more troubled as they begin to realize that each has secrets that cannot be shared with anyone else present.

Boccaccio 70
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  • Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider, Sophia Loren (Actors)
  • Vittorio De Sica (Director) - Federico Fellini (Writer) - Tonino Cervi (Producer)
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  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

8. Spirits of the Dead (1968) 

Fellini’s Spirits of the Dead is a film about the world’s oldest profession. It begins with a young man (Marcello Mastroianni) who has just been released from prison, and his girlfriend (Lea Massari).

He decides to go back home to his family, but must first pass through the town square. On this day, there is a procession for the dead — a parade of skeletons in black gowns.

There are other characters in this film: an old woman who sells flowers; two bravos, who carry weapons; and a priest who takes communion from dead people. Each person has their own story, and all come together at the end of the film when they perform their final act on earth  walking backwards into a grave.

   

The film was made during Fellini’s so-called “black period” in which he explored darker themes such as death and suicide. The movie won him an oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for Best Director at

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  • Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon (Actors)
  • Federico Fellini (Director) - Bernardino Zapponi (Writer)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

9. Fellini Satyricon (1969)

 The film is based on the novel Satyricon by Petronius. It tells the story of Encolpius, a young man who journeys to Rome with two friends. Encolpius meets a beautiful prostitute called Giton,

and they begin to spend their nights together in her house. As they spend more time together, however, it becomes clear that Giton has some ulterior motives for inviting him over.

The film’s most famous scene is the dream sequence where Encolpius dreams he is being raped by a female centaur. This scene was cut from several countries’ releases of the movie due to its graphic nature.

In addition to this scene, there are other dream sequences involving other characters, such as a naked male centaur dragging an unconscious woman through the woods, and another centaur raping a woman while she sleeps in bed with another man (who then wakes up).

These scenes are not shown in any major international release of Fellini’s film but can be seen on various bootleg videotapes or DVDs made from copies of these tapes.[1]

A television adaptation of Satyricon was broadcast by RAI (Italian national broadcasting company) in 1972 under the title La cena delle beffe (

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10. Variety Lights (1950)              

 Variety Lights (1950) is a film by Italian director Federico Fellini. It is the second part of his trilogy of films set in the city of Rome, following La Dolce Vita and preceding 8 1/2.

Variety Lights follows two couples: Giulio Andreotti and Nettie Graziosi, married for 35 years; and Marcella Panigarola and Paolo Graziosi, married for just one year. The film also features Fellini’s friends Alberto Moravia and Gianni Versace.

The film was shot between January 15 and 30, 1950, at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome.[1] Variety Lights’ original title was Lumière dans la nuit lumière du matin (French for “Lights in the night light of morning” or “Shadows at dawn”) but this title was changed before its release due to censorship problems.[2]

Variety Lights is considered to be one of Fellini’s most personal works.[3] The film explores themes such as life, love, death and religion through the eyes of different characters who are connected through time and space.[4]

Variety Lights (The Criterion Collection) [DVD]
  • Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina (Actors)
  • Federico Fellini (Director)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

11. The White Sheik (1952)         

 The White Sheik (1952) is a film by Italian director Federico Fellini. The film was made in Italy, France, and Spain and stars Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, and Jean-Pierre Léaud as the main characters. It is inspired by a short story by Anton Chekhov. The movie was adapted for the stage by Roberto Rossellini in 1953.

The film begins with a man waking up from a dream in which he is standing at the foot of a hill looking down on a white mosque surrounded by palm trees and blue water. He walks out of his house into the desert and meets some Bedouin men who have come to sell him some sheep for his flock.

He sells them to one man who takes them away on his horse with their throats cut so they are not able to bleat or make any noise while being transported to their destination. The man then goes back inside his house where he finds his wife making tea for him.

They discuss how strange it is that there are no camels in this part of the world where they live, but there are horses instead; they also discuss what they will do with their money since there is little hope that they can earn anything more than they already have

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  • Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo (Actors)
  • Federico Fellini (Director) - Ennio Flaiano (Writer)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

12. I Vitelloni (1953)                      

I Vitelloni is a 1953 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini. The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 1956 Academy Awards, but did not manage to receive a nomination.

It tells the story of six young men who travel to Italy’s beaches during summer holiday in order to win their freedom. However, they are arrested by police and sent back home to their families.

They stage a hunger strike to protest their imprisonment. They are released after three weeks and return to their hometowns where they live as menials and wait for another opportunity to go abroad again, this time with new hopes that they will finally be able to fulfill their dreams.

I Vitelloni (English Subtitled)
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  • Franco Interlenghi, Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi (Actors)
  • Federico Fellini (Director) - Federico Fellini (Writer) - Jacques Bar (Producer)
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  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

13. Roma (1972)              

The plot of Roma consists of one single continuous shot. It shows an elderly man walking towards the camera, across a wide city street. The camera follows him from behind and we see him from different angles as he passes a building, walks past a parked car, and continues on his way. This simple action constitutes the entire film: it is all we see.

It’s an odd choice for a film director to make; I would have thought that it would be impossible to pull off. It seems like such a difficult thing to do that you’d need at least two cameras one following the character,

and another following the camera  just in case one didn’t work properly or something went wrong during shooting. But Fellini makes it work with just one camera!

I’ve always been fascinated by this kind of thing: not only did he manage to film this single shot in one take without any cutaways or edits, but he also managed to keep interest up throughout the entire scene by moving around and varying his shots every few seconds so that we don’t get bored with what’s happening on screen; he gives us something new

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  • Marne Maitland, Anna Magnani, Peter Gonzales Falcon (Actors)
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14. I Remember (1973) 

Fellini’s ode to memory is a beautiful, haunting film that examines the nature of identity by following a woman through her life. The story begins with a young woman (Simone Simon) who can’t remember anything about herself.

She’s asked to give a talk on the history of cinema, but she can’t remember what film she was in or even where she was born. As she searches for answers, we’re introduced to several different characters who are trying to find their own identities.

At first we think this is simply an existential journey about memory and identity but it soon becomes clear that there is more at stake than just finding out who you were or where you came from.

One of the most striking things about I Remember is how it manages to convey both humor and melancholy at once. While there are some moments where the movie feels like a comedy (such as when Simone Simon gets angry at someone for not giving her enough attention), there are also some deeply sad moments that make you choke up with emotion.

One example comes when Simone Simon’s character breaks down crying while talking about her childhood, which happens after they have already gone through all this trouble trying to figure out what happened in their lives before they became adults

As I remember, 1903-1973
  • Hafer, Vera Hamill (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 161 Pages - 12/06/1973 (Publication Date) - Mennonite Press (Publisher)

15. Fellini’s Casanova (1976)      

Fellini’s Casanova is one of Fellini’s most popular films and has been shown in many different versions. The film begins with a series of images that have been shot in various cities around the world. These include an image of Venice, Rome and Paris as well as some of the sites where the action takes place.

In this sequence, there are also shots of men being interviewed about their experiences at a meeting which was held to discuss the status of women in society.

It is during this scene that we meet our main character, who is played by Marcello Mastroianni. He is asked whether he has ever seen a woman naked before and replies that he has not.

The interviewer then asks him if he would like to see one now and he agrees to go along with it but when they get there they find that it is not possible for them to do so because there are other people present who are interested in what happens between them both so instead they decide to go into one of the rooms where they can talk privately without being interrupted by anyone else which they do and once inside they both strip off all their clothes and start kissing each other while also making love to each other while talking about their lives and their relationship

16. Orchestra Rehearsal (1978) 

 The film begins with a performance of the Bolshoi Ballet by dancers in traditional Russian costumes. The action moves to a rehearsal for an orchestra, where musicians are learning a new composition by Tchaikovsky.

The principal character is the conductor, played by Fellini himself, who is shown conducting with great concentration.

The film then returns to the Bolshoi Ballet, where one dancer falls and breaks her ankle; another has difficulty breathing during practice. The director of the ballet tries to get the audience to support him financially by offering them tickets at half price, but they refuse to buy them.

A man in his late thirties is on stage dancing alone while everyone else is preparing for their next performance. He performs some steps well but when he tries other ones he falls down and breaks his leg. It appears that this may be an omen for what might happen later in the film.

17. City of Women (1980)           

 City of Women (1980) is a Federico Fellini film. It is one of his most private films, in which he focused on the life of three women. The film was shot in Rome and Venice, Italy, where much of Fellini’s work was set.

The film begins with a prologue about the city of women, which corresponds to a dream sequence that shows us everything we need to know about the three main characters: Giulietta (Monica Vitti), her sister Gina (Marisa Mell), and their mother Ida (Maria Michi). The narrative then flashes back to when they were children, during World War II.

Ida is a prostitute who takes care of Giulietta and Gina while their father goes to war. Ida gives birth to twin girls right after the war ends, but she doesn’t know whether they are boys or girls because there aren’t any doctors available who can determine their sex.

She keeps them until she finds out that they are girls; at this point, she decides to give them away so they won’t be taken away by rich people like her neighbors have done with their sons after the war ended. She takes them back home and names them Anna Maria and Sara Carolina.

Giulietta

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18. The Ship Sails On (1983)       

Fellini’s The Ship Sails On, a loose adaptation of the Euripides play Hippolytus, is a character study of the title character. This is not so much because he is cruel and unsympathetic, but because he is so good at being cruel and unsympathetic. He’s also just as self-centered as these other characters are.

This film was made in Italy during the early 1980s when many filmmakers were trying to make films about their own countries’ recent past besides being about the present or future.

In this case, it’s about how Rome treated its conquered territories after it had won them back from foreign invaders. It seems that Roman society was able to move on fairly quickly from its brutal conquests, but for some reason it took longer for Rome itself to recover from its own brutality toward its conquered territory.

The story involves a young boy named Jason (Sergio Castellitto), who has been sold into slavery by his mother who thinks that he’s too old to learn anything useful anymore anyway. He escapes his master and joins up with some other slaves who are trying to get away

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  • Freddie Jones, Barbara Jefford, Victor Poletti (Actors)
  • Federico Fellini (Director) - Federico Fellini (Writer)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

19. Ginger & Fred (1986)              

Ginger & Fred is a 1986 American/Italian comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini, starring Anthony Quinn and Gigi Proietti. It is based on the story “La Vedova Gialla” by Giorgio Scerbanenco. The film was shot on location in Italy.

The film is the final collaboration between director Federico Fellini and Anthony Quinn, who played the lead role of Don Pietro in his 1963 masterpiece 8 1/2.

In this film, Don Pietro (Anthony Quinn) is a wealthy old man who lives with his daughter Ginger and her husband Fred (Gigi Proietti) at their palazzo on Lake Como.

They are visited by a young girl named Giselle (Roberta Mannucci), who has come to ask for money from her father so that she can marry her boyfriend Giorgio (Massimo Troisi). Don Pietro refuses and tells her that he has already given enough money for both of them to get married but she refuses to listen to him.

She then leaves in tears but returns with a boy named Giacomo who claims that he was born out of wedlock by Don Pietro’s daughter

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  • Giulietta Masina, Marcello Mastroianni, Franco Fabrizi (Actors)
  • Federico Fellini (Director) - Federico Fellini (Writer) - Alberto Grimaldi (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

20. Intervista (1987)

“Intervista” is a short film by Italian director Federico Fellini. It was originally released in 1970, and then re-released with additional footage in 1985.

The film stars Italian actor Toto (who had appeared in Fellini’s La dolce vita) as an interviewer conducting an interview with a celebrity who is being interviewed while being interviewed by the interviewer.

The film was conceived as a parody of television journalism and features many visual gags and other references to Italian popular culture of the 1960s, such as the use of the word “gaga” (crazy) instead of “gaga” (idiotic).

It also includes several scenes shot inside a television studio where most scenes are set during the day or night and feature large sets with no visible cameras or crew members.

The film was produced by Aldo Rossi, who had previously worked on many films by Fellini including La Dolce Vita and 8½ .

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21. The Voice of the Moon (1990)

The film stars Mario Merola as a man who lives alone with his wife, played by Lisa Stadlen, in a house in Lombardy. He has a cat, which he calls “the voice of the moon” because it never leaves his side.

The cat is so old that it has lost its eyesight and can only see with its ears. One day, while walking through town, he meets another man who introduces himself as Giuliano and tells him that he is an expert on cats. He has come to Lombardy to meet Fellini about a film project involving cats.

Giuliano explains that cats have many names among different cultures: “Cat” in English; “kitty cat” in French; “kitteh cat” in German; “kattu” in Hindi; and “catu” in Japanese. He asks Fellini if he knows what these words mean.

After some thought, Fellini replies that he does not know what they mean but believes that they refer to the sound produced when cats purr.

Giuliano then shows Fellini an ancient document written by Aristotle that spells out how to train your own cat so that it will do exactly what you

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  • Roberto Benigni, Paolo Villaggio, Nadia Ottaviani (Actors)
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Characteristics of Federico Fellini Films

Fellini’s films are characterized by an ironic, self-referential style that is refreshingly different from both Hollywood and Italian neorealism. The director’s use of humor and fantasy in his films is also notable.

Fellini was famous for his use of body doubles and other artificial means to create the illusion that he was making reality-based films about the real world. He also frequently manipulated his own characters during the filming process, often using them as comic relief or to extend the narrative beyond what would have been possible in a realistic film.

His films often have a surreal quality because they are stylized and dreamlike; this includes the imagery and dialogue, which frequently convey surrealistic significance.

The plots of many of Fellini’s films are often quite simple but make use of archetypal structures to explore complex themes such as alienation, love, family relationships and power dynamics. Many of his characters are troubled or outcast; this is especially true of those who live on the margins of society (e.g., adolescents).

The themes that emerge from these characters’ lives include sexuality (especially gay sexuality), free will versus determinism (i.e., fate versus free will)

Best Federico Fellini Films – Wrapping Up

The films of Federico Fellini are a rich, almost unfathomable tapestry of the Italian filmmaker’s life and times.

From his early films to his later works, there is a distinct artistic style that emerges from the work of the master.

His films are often defined by their surrealism; they are dreamlike and surreal. They also tend to be very long, with some running over three hours long.

Of course, he was no stranger to lengthy films, but many of his films were very long nonetheless.

Fellini also made several films that combined elements of fantasy and reality into one cohesive whole. This can be seen in such films as 8½ or The Nights of Cabiria. Other films like Roma (1972) feature stylized sets and characters who seem to exist in some kind of alternative universe.

Some may argue that Fellini’s films should be grouped together based on similar themes or plots, but this would not do justice to the scope and diversity of Fellini’s work.

He was an artist who synthesized all aspects of filmmaking into one final product: his films themselves.

 

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