Fellini's Trilogy Films and His Life

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Fellini's Autobiographical Approach to Reality in His Trilogy Films Federico Fellini’s first films were a clear response and reflection to his society and culture at the period of his film productions. Fellini developed his debut neo-realist trilogy films based on the uses of his personal experiences and memories from his reality. Federico Fellini was Born in Rimini, Italy on January 20, 1920. Fellini moved to Florence at the age of seventeen and at this period Fellini already demonstrated his special talents in arts, especially in drawing. In Florence, he worked as a street artist until he was offered a position in a vaudeville show. Before he went to Rome to start his career in film productions, he had published numerous cartoons in 420, a journal specializing in political satire, and when he and his brother Riccardo arrived in Rome, Fellini began working for Marc’Aurelio, a Roman newspaper. In the early 1940’s he also wrote for radio and later began his screenwriting career. He also met and married actress Giulietta Masina. Progressing to working as an assistant for Roberto Rossellini on Open City, Fellini was exposed to neorealism, the cinematic movement that used non-professional actors and worked on actual locations for realness, for the first time. Thus he started learning to produce films on raw materials and reality. Shortly, Fellini was able to produce his own films. Fellini's first directing product, with Alberto Lattuada, was Variety Lights (1950). Though some critics described it as a failure, its revenue allowed him to direct his first solo film, The White Sheik (1952). Variety Lights with Alberto Lattuada and through The Nights of Cabiria in 1958, his films were known to be in the intent of neo-realist genre inspired by Rossellini, Visconti and De Sica. Especially his masterpiece of the period, I Vitelloni (1953), is undoubtfully

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