Tuesday, January 02, 2007
not a "nice" film ... but possibly a great film
after seeing it thirty something years ago i was troubled and haunted by it's violence and amorality
i wondered if it had been made with a subtext, such as ...
"fellow italians, we've been here before ! do you really want to go here again ?"
of course, i was fatuously wrong
i now know that life and art can't offer us an either/or scenario and fellini would certainly have known that !
people don't juxtapose the words sublime and ridiculous for nothing