That he is the greatest of all Italian directors is a topic of considerable debate, but it is clear that he is the figure most publicly associated with the Italian cinema, so much so that the adjectival label “Felliniesque” has become firmly entrenched in the international cinema lexicon. But what does that mean, exactly? What is it describing? Is it illustrative of an artistic body of work or more the flamboyant force of the man’s personality? Here we will examine these issues and more.
from the 1983 film “E la nave va” (“And the Ship Sails On”)