Fellini: A Director's Notebook

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Fellini: A Director's Notebook
A Director's Notebook.jpg
Directed byFederico Fellini
Screenplay byFederico Fellini
Bernardino Zapponi English dialogue by Eugene Walter
Story byFederico Fellini
Produced byNBC Productions Int'l
Peter Goldfarb
StarringGiulietta Masina
Marcello Mastroianni
Caterina Boratto
David Maumsell
CinematographyPasquale de Santis
Edited byRuggero Mastroianni
Music byNino Rota
Release date
11 April 1969[1]
Running time
54 minutes
CountriesUnited States

Fellini: A Director's Notebook (Italian: Bloc-notes di un regista) is an Italian documentary for television directed by Federico Fellini shot in 16mm and first broadcast in the United States on NBC in 1969, on NBC Experiment in Television.


Commissioned by NBC television producer Peter Goldfarb in 1968 to do an hour-long program on his work, Fellini filmed a "sort of semihumourous introduction"[2] to past and future plans: the recently abandoned project, The Voyage of G. Mastorna, and his latest work-in-progress, Fellini Satyricon.[3]




  1. ^ Pettigrew, 171
  2. ^ Alpert, 202
  3. ^ Kezich, 278


  • Fellini, Federico, and Damian Pettigrew (ed). I'm a Born Liar: A Fellini Lexicon. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003. ISBN 0-8109-4617-3
  • Alpert, Hollis (1988). Fellini: A Life. New York: Paragon House. ISBN 1-55778-000-5
  • Kezich, Tullio (2006). Fellini: His Life and Work. New York: Faber and Faber. ISBN 978-0-571-21168-5

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