I'm not sure how to explain my love of Federico Fellini films. Film, the other term for movies, usually used when talking about more artistic endeavors. And like most artistic endeavors, Fellini's films aren't for everyone.
I've heard plenty of people flat out tell me how they dislike his odd movies. They find them repulsive and uncomfortable to watch. They were typically subjected to a viewing in a college film class.
For me it's rather the opposite feeling derived from watching Fellini. Sure, there's a bit of repulsion when you just take a cursory glance at one of the oddly featured characters he'd cast. But when I look longer and deeper I find such beauty in these strange worlds he created.
I place Fellini in my top three directors of all time, along side Woody Allen and Alfred Hitchcock. I know, a very cliched list. What can I say. Good is good.
There's a coffee table sized book that came out in 2009, Federico Fellini: The Films, which I immediately put on my wish list. Though at $75 it stayed there for awhile. It's out of print already but there's copies to be had for around $20. I bought one of them and it arrived yesterday.
And how about some music to accompany this...