Sunday, March 28, 2010

Giulietta degli spiriti

Giulietta degli Spiriti was Federico Fellini's first film in color. The surrealistic imagery and wicked illusions created only by the master of fantasy and baroque himself, Fellini, were made even more exquisite by the set and costume designer, Piero Gherardi. Along with Giulietta delgi Spiriti or "Juliet of the Spirits" in English, Gheraradi also designed the sets and costumes of Fellini's "La Dolce Vita" and "8 1/2". A film must have meritorious costumes in order for it to foster and blossom into a classic. The film itself is a luscious trip, delving deep into the fascinations and imagination of an eccentric 1960's housewife. It's a lot of interesting than one might think, with the hallucinatory flashbacks, modern day prophets, and sinning spirits.

Part of the finale, and one of the best parts of the film: