Fellini's Casanova

Federico Fellini (director)
Michelangelo Antonioni (director)
Donald Sutherland, Cicely Browne (starring)
Mimmo Cattarinich (photographer)

Rome: Produzioni Europee Associati [PEA], 1976. Vintage oversize double weight photograph of Donald Sutherland and Cicely Browne getting it on in high style in the 1976 film.

Cattarinich did still photography work for many interesting and prominent directors in the 1970s and 1980s, including Pedro Almodovar, Joe D'Amato, Marco Ferreri, and Pier Paolo Pasolini, among others.

Producer Dino De Laurentiis saw Robert Redford in the role of Casanova but Fellini refused to cast him. When De Laurentiis bowed out of the project and Fellini signed a new contract with producer Alberto Grimaldi, Sutherland was cast in the role, requiring that he shave his head and wear both prosthetic nose and chin.

Fellini had to re-shoot parts of this movie, including the elaborate Venice carnival scene, when approximately seventy reels of film—including the first three weeks of shooting—were stolen at the Technicolor labs of Tiburtino, Rome, on August 27, 1975. Also stolen were portions of Pasolini's "Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom" and Damiano Damiani's Euro Western, "A Genius, Two Partners, and a Dupe."

11.5 x 7.75 inches. Fine.


[Book #134986]