Though Rita was composed as an opera comique to a French libretto, COT had the set numbers sung in Italian to better suit the Felliniesque
atmosphere of post-WWII Italy.
The character acquires in the movie the dimension of a Felliniesque
figure that lives off the praise of beauty".
Bazin invokes the politique des auteurs for Fellini as a prescient rebuttal to what would become one of the major complaints by auteurist critics and others of his work, excessive repetition of the same messages, themes, images and obsessions from one film to the next--precisely that which makes a Fellini film so unmistakably author-marked or 'Felliniesque
.' Bazin's definition of Fellini as an auteur is cast as a justification for an arguable fault in his work, repetition.
The film is addictive, however, as Sorrentino ups the ante of startling visuals in each scene: fire-fighters by the poolside, a Felliniesque
Miss Universe appearance, a nocturnal dream-scene of Venice drowning in water, and (my favorite) the weary conductor leading an orchestra of cows and birds in lieu of human musicians.
Near the end of the film Thomas comes upon the same Felliniesque
group of young people that began the film scouring the London business district in a jeep, suggesting a post apocalyptic urban world.
Chalmers also turns the natural world on its end with her Felliniesque
touches to a series of diorama constructions, using clay and mixed media.
Yes!" Sultan roared, holding out his arms as if to embrace a giantess of Felliniesque
proportions, "I like!"
Central to this tragedy is "eternal" corruption and Herzfeld at times seems to take an almost Felliniesque
relish in Rome's and Monti's version of it; he titles his first chapter "Sin and the City" and confers on it an almost baroque sleaze.
On the one hand, Fawzi indulges his story with fantastical, Felliniesque
quips most evident in the posse of ghosts (including one modeled after Islamic televangelist Amr Khaled) that never leave Youssef's side.
Artistic aspirations and romantic entanglements stalk the East Village streets in tyro helmer Jonathan Blitstein's goofily engaging Gotham comedy, "Let Them Chirp Awhile." Fresh out of NYU film school, Blitstein films what he knows: His tale of a young filmmaker's writer's block gleefully incorporates all manner of antic styles, from Mack Sennett-style double-takes to Felliniesque
Making its appearance in the off-season days of late September, when the light noticeably changes, the salty-aired season shifts gears, and the Felliniesque
swirl of activity down Commercial Street eases up, the P-town festival steals a piece of the fall action, spurred by special weekends that cater to groups ranging from the local animal shelter and Alcoholics Anonymous to leather fetishists and husky bears.