Video Essay for 905 (46) And the Ship Sails On (Federico Fellini) with Michael Joshua Rowin

Michael Joshua Rowin is a regular contributor to Reverse Shot, IndieWire and The L Magazine, and one of the biggest Fellini fans I know. It was my privilege to have him participate in this video essay, as it greatly enhanced my own appreciation of this film.

Author: alsolikelife

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  • CodeKnown

    I don’t think there’s a Fellini film i’ve seen that i haven’t liked, there’s something about his brand of cinematic escapism that i find intoxicating. Plus, i love operatic singing (even though i can’t sit through many operas). That said i don’t recall too much of the film itself.

    In the scene where the singers compete i’m slightly surprised you didn’t comment on the fact that they’re singing to workers, labourers even. Personally, i think the scene wonderfully encapsulates the idea of the arts overriding,; running roughshod over social and economic barriers. Back on the mainland those workers would never have the money to see these performers, and here they’re privy to something never seen by the bourgeois in the theatres. That the performers’ egos override notions of caste says it all really.

  • Ashley Madison

    Not really sure why but i didn't enjoy the film that much at all.

  • ????

    Insightful read. I have stumbled and twittered this for my friends. Others no doubt will like it like I did.

  • kambei

    Its a great art director film, jk
    As well as being a great advertisement for CineCitta facilities