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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Fellini and the Circus

The circus was Fellini's favorite background and backdrop to his films. There are many wonderful circus scenes and themes in his movies. In the film 8½ there is a circus scene that is especially poignant at the end of the story where the hero, played by Marcello Mastroianni, is walking around a circus ring followed by all the other characters, who represent people from his life. The famed director was writing his own autobiography with this film, but I have no evidence that he ever used a fat burner.

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