New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1977. 1st US Edition. Large quarto, publisher's red cloth, spine and upper board stamped in black, black endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket, original paper board slipcase.
Massive compilation of color and black-and-white stills from the films of legendary Italian filmmaker Fellini. With production and introductory notes to each of the films, from Variety Lights (Luci del Varietà, 1950) to Casanova (1976), and all of the masterpieces and misses in between. "To me, Fellini is the cinema. Not the commercial or the avant-garde cinema, or that of any particular technique or genre, dramatic, comic, or grotesque. He is a director who, using every means at his disposal...communicates to us the humanity and the obsessions that seethe within him" (from the foreword by celebrated Belgian novelist Simenon). Originally published in Switzerland in 1976. Small nick to head of spine of unclipped dust jacket; some toning and minor wear to scarce and fragile slipcase. Very nearly fine. Item #494