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ERIC Number: ED085812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Pages: 10
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The Journey Toward Liberation for Fellini's Woman.
Reynolds, Lessie M.
The characterizations of women in three of Federico Fellini's films can be used to demonstrate the process of self-actualization real women experience during the fulfillment of the promises of the women's liberation movement. The films "La Dolce Vita" and "8 1/2" portray traditional stereotypes of women with traditional societal roles. However, in "Juliet of the Spirits" Fellini creates a female character with full personality dimensions. A progression of gradual liberation of the female characters can be traced from "La Dolca Vita" through 8 1/2" to "Juliet of the Spirits." Also, there is a parallel between the personal growth of the female characters and the journey of Dante through his "Commedia." An understanding of feminism can be gained through the study of films and literature. (CH)
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