Exhibition catalog Fellini La Grande Parade
Fellini, la Grande Parade is the opportunity to visit the work of this great film-maker as we prepare to celebrate the fifty years since the release of La Dolce Vita and as le Jeu de Paume is to host an exhibition on the maestro’s work in October 2009. The accompanying book, Fellini, la Grande Parade assembles for the first time illustrations of those photographers who worked on the director’s films. Sam Stourdé, who both commissioned the exhibition and wrote it, has put together a unique collection of material comprising a great number of photographs and sketches (Fellini having started his career as a cartoonist for the press). One can discover therefore the color photograph for 81/2 or the series of images of Anita Ekberg bathing in the Trevi Fountain. Rome, Open City (1945), La Strada in 1954 (Palme d’or in Cannes), La Dolce Vita in 1960 – there are so many cult films which have become part of the today’s cinematic heritage. As a free-thinking man, Fellini would never stop turning the rules of narrative on their head and rethinking how cinema worked. This exhibition can be seen as a visual laboratory which examines the work and life of Fellini according to four themes: popular culture, Fellini at work, the city of women and biographical invention. On a wider scale it also looks at the 20th century, the century of the image par excellence.
Cultural partner for the catalog of the exhibition Fellini, la Grande Parade, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris.
Edition : 2009, 237 pages.
ISBN : 978-2-35266-058-3
Price : 39.90€