It’s all so Italian. Oversized black sunglasses, sultry buxom donnas vexing sing-song boredom, suave-suited gents drawing on dangling cigarettes, carnivals, movie stars, obsession, redemption, sex, Trevi Fountain, love, nostalgia and the absurd.
Master filmmaker Federico Fellini gave us a stylized sensory bite into the richness of Italian culture way before the internet made virtual travel possible. At the 20th year anniversary of Fellini’s death, 60 years after the premiere of I Vitelloni, the Orchestra Italiana del Cinema presents a Visual-Symphonic Homage at UCLA’s Royce Hall, Friday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m.
The prestigious orchestra in collaboration with L.A. musicians will take you on a musical journey of works by extraordinary composers Nino Rota and Nicola Piovani, who worked with Fellini on many films from Lo Sceicco Bianco in 1952 to The Voice of the Moon in 1990. The visual homage “will be enhanced by projections of new content, interviews and drawings by Federico Fellini and photographs and graphic animations by Stefano Fomasi (The Fake Factory).” The project, conceived and produced by Marco Patrignani, brings together highly accomplished artists from different fields making this a truly special celebration.