He enjoyed international acclaim with I Vitelloni (1953), La Strada (1954 Academy Award), Nights of Cabiria (1957 Academy Award), La Dolce Vita (1960), and 8 1⁄2 (1963 Academy Award), the latter two widely considered his black-and-white masterpieces. Filmed in color beginning with Juliet of the Spirits (1965), his movies became a celebration of life in all its beauties and grotesqueries while also exploring Fellini's wildly imaginative dream life. These later works, including Fellini Satyricon (1969), Amarcord (1973 Academy Award), City of Women (1980), Ginger and Fred (1984), and Voices of the Moon (1990), feature international casts of distinctive faces and camera gymnastics that substitute for traditional drama.
See his tape-recorded autobiography (with C. Chandler) I, Fellini (1995) his Three Screenplays (tr. 1970) his The Book of Dreams (tr. 2008) biography by H. Alpert (1986, repr. 1998) study by G. Salachas (tr. 1969) Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (documentary film dir. by D. Pettigrew, 2002).
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