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Fellini I'm a Born Liar

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini created one of cinema's most distinct, influential, and lasting bodies of work over the course of his legendary career. Fellini's films explored the director's innermost fears, dreams, and desires with uncompromising originality, and forever changed cinema in the process. In this documentary from Damian Pettigrew, audiences get to hear from the director himself, who was interviewed just months before his passing in October 1993. Fellini isn't a theorist, and that's what makes his discourses so entertaining. He proves that his films were true expressions of the subconscious, without the over-intellectualizing that plagued the work of so many of his peers. In addition to clips from 8 1/2 and LA DOLCE VITA, Pettigrew presents behind-the-scenes footage of Fellini directing SATYRICON and AMARCORD. This footage provides greater insight into the director's almost comically two-dimensional view of actors, who he treated more like puppets than actual human beings. Corroborating this are several actors who worked with Fellini on different projects, including Donald Sutherland, Terence Stamp, and Roberto Benigni. A must-see for film aficionados, I'M A BORN LIAR only adds to the director's already boundless mystique and charm.
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    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FLP99309

  • Critic Reviews
    "...Aficionados will be enthralled by the master's ramblings and ruminations, thrilled at behind-the-scenes glimpses of his working methods and delighted to sample snippets of his movies, once famous and obscure..."
    New York Times

    "...In a world of larger-than-life cinema tyrants, he was the un-control freak..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...It seeks to shed light on Fellini's deeply personal creative process, a rather cryptic subject that at times makes the film seem downright...well, Fellini-esque....The legendary director's enthusiastic participation makes it a must-see for buffs..."
    Box Office

    "...There's a lot to like about BORN LIAR, starting with that comprehensive interview, which reveals Fellini to be an intoxicating conversationalist, articulate, expansive and capable of giving radically different takes on the same subject..."
    Los Angeles Times

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