Friday, July 2, 2010

O' Venezia Venaga Venusia

Anyone who has ever glanced at this blog knows how much I adore Fellini. So, today, I'm posting one of my favorite scenes from Fellini's Casanova. Despite what the youtube description says, the ballerina doll is not an automata, but a real person. There's something special about this part of the film because it reeks of antiquity but at the same time harbors a futuristic sense about it. The old clothing, the charming music of Nino Rota; but then, the robotic moves of the tiny doll.