Essential Fellini - Criterion Box Set Announced

  • August 12, 2020

On August 11, Criterion Collection finally announced their upcoming, November 24th release of, Essential Fellini. Details are at the Criterion site HERE. Once there you can also watch a wonderful video trailer that describes the disc along with a creative montage of film images. 

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Fellini News Update: Fellini @ 100

  • January 19, 2020

January 20, 2020 is the 100th anniversary of Federico Fellini's birth. Numerous film fests, academic investigations and celebrations are occurring around the globe throughout the year. Some of us simply celebrate with a hearty Italian pasta dinner and a viewing of a favorite Fellini film. 

Here at the Felliniana Archive in Fort Worth Texas, USA, we are also celebrating the near completion of a many years long process of posting the complete archive on the website. Several thousand items collected since the 1980's are now posted. The process of scanning, photgraphing and describing these items was challenging. It also allowed me to revisit the depth of the collection. I hope you will enjoy doing so, as well.

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Anita Ekberg: 1931 - 2014

  • January 12, 2015

"Twenty-five years after the film, its title its image are still inseparable from Anita." -Federico Fellini, 1987

"It was I who made Fellini famous, not the other way around." -Anita Ekberg, 1999

Anita Ekberg, the fiery, outspoken muse and actress of Federico Fellini in his groundbreaking 1960 film, La Dolce Vita died Sunday, 11 January, 2015 at age 83. Known perhaps more for her physical attributes and highly charged sensuality than her acting abilities, she was "liberated" by Fellini when he chose her for the role of Sylvia in La Dolce Vita a role that, "only she could play."

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Fellini News Update: SPECIAL

  • October 19, 2014

Fellini's epic film sensation of 1960, La Dolce Vita, finally gets a proper DVD and Blu-Ray treatment with the Criterion Collection release on 21 October 2014.

The new 4K restoration is worth the price of admission but the generous Extras include:

Felliniana, a presentation of La Dolce Vitia ephemera from the Don Young Felliniana Archive.

The presentation includes about 50 images of rare, fanciful and original posters, pressbooks, lobby cards and Felliniana obscurafrom all over the world from the largest archive of Fellini memorabilia in the U.S.

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Fellini News Update #21

  • March 19, 2013

Fellini Day X 2

January 20 is the 93rd anniversary of Federico Fellini's birth. Buon compleano, my dear departed friend!

Fellini and his "women" on the set of 8 1/2, 1962.

The year 2013 is the 50th anniversary of Fellini's timeless film masterpiece, 8 1/2 (Otto e Mezzo). The film opened in Italy on Feb. 14, 1963 and in the US on June 26, 1963, to mostly rave reviews (with a couple of notable exceptions.) It continues to rank high on Sight & Sounds Greatest Films list.

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Fellini News Update #20

  • August 18, 2008

Researching and documenting the influence of Federico Fellini on popular culture.

1) Calling all Fellini scholars:

Professor Ted Price, of Montclair State University, has issued a Call for Abstracts for participation in a Roundtable discussion to celebrate Fellini at the 40th anniversary NeMLA convention, next February. Dr. Price is the co-author, with his late wife, Barbara Ann Price, of the indispensable, Federico Fellini bibliography, published in 1976.

DEADLINE for submissions is September 15, 2008.

See attached letter from Dr. Price for complete details:

Download the document here

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Fellini News Update #19

  • January 20, 2007

Researching and documenting the influence of Federico Fellini on popular culture.

1) Opening Credits: Roma Cinema Fest

The second annual Roma Cinema Fest will take place, October 18 - 26, with a special tribute to Fellini. More on this exciting event later.

The festival web site is here.

Read a notice in the Hollywood Reporter, here.

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Fellini News Update #18

  • July 4, 2006

1) Tutto Fellini Texas

The BIG news is the fulfillment of a ten year struggle to bring Tutto Fellini to my hometown, Fort Worth, Texas. After many false starts and dead ends, I finally found the right organization and the right people who were able to pull of such a daunting event.

Tina Gorski of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, bless her heart, hung in there for what turned out to be a much bigger challenge than originally expected. I’m sure she wanted kill me and maybe a few Italians along the way. But I never doubted success if we remained focused on the goal. We did, and that persistence has finally paid off.

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