THE CLOWNS (Federico Fellini, 1970)

I clowns, we’ve been told, is “minor Fellini.” Perhaps; however, it is a minor masterpiece. Made for Italian television, with additional support from France and West Germany, Federico Fellini’s phantasmagoric celebration of circus clowns provides, also, a valedictory for them. At the last, the death of a clown signals the loss of childhood, which signals […]