FELLINI'S DREAM BOOKS

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FELLINI'S DREAM BOOKS



Written by Max Metzger
09 Wednesday 09th April 2014

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Federico Fellini, a man who was famously curious about his friend’s dreams as well as his own, must have taken to this with mouth watering enthusiasm.  Fellini amassed two volumes of drawings of his dreams stretching from the end of 1960 to the early 80s. These are those.

Strange man that he was, the drawings are as likely to illicit responses like ‘what the shit!?’ as they are ‘how interesting’. His subconscious vomited up all kinds of things – train crashes, celebrities, disasters, futuristic vehicles, crocodiles and whole host of non sequiturs. Ultimately, his films were autobiographical; those who have seen them will notice an unsurprising similarity, not least to 8 ½.


One of the real recurring themes of the whole work, calls back to one scene from that film – where a group of small latency-period boys pay a witchy whore to dance for them on the outskirts of town.

Fellini maintained a lifelong infatuation with this kind of woman, bosomy and met at the edge of adolescence. A woman who might within her the possibility for motherhood as well as the potential for a shag later on down the line. Strange maybe, but I’m sure you’ve had frighteningly similar wet dreams.

In any case, the therapist must have wet himself. It seems one of the main beasts of Fellini’s subconscious was an army of these women; his need to escape from them and return to his own naive innocence but the overwhelming problem of sharing his bed, one way or another, with every single fucking one of them. 


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