(fedeˈriːko felˈliːni; January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993), was an Italian
and scriptwriter. Known for a distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque
images, he is considered one of the most influential and widely revered filmmakers of the 20th century. He won five Academy Awards
in a career that spanned over forty years.
Fellini was born on January 20, 1920 to middle-class parents in Rimini
, then a small town on the Adriatic Sea
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.
Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me.
Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can’t teach old fleas new dogs.
Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second and you can hop from one place to another. It’s a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream.
What is an artist? A provincial who finds himself somewhere between a physical reality and a metaphysical one.... It’s this in-between that I’m calling a province, this frontier country between the tangible world and the intangible one — which is really the realm of the artist.
I don't believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there's one thing that's dangerous for an artist, it's precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and the rest of it.
A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.
Everyone knows that time is Death, that Death hides in clocks. Imposing another time powered by the Clock of the Imagination, however, can refuse his law. Here, freed of the Grim Reaper's scythe, we learn that pain is knowledge and all knowledge pain.