The Funny Face Shop

Character sketch of Giulietta Masina in NIGHTS OF CABIRIA.

Sam Fuller reports meeting Fellini during the war — he was running “the Funny Face Shop,” drawing caricatures of GIs for cash. “He’s made better pictures since,” recalled Sam (a good line).

Next time somebody makes a Fellini documentary, it ought to include animated sketches. I would like to do this…

2 Responses to “The Funny Face Shop”

  1. ehrenstein47 Says:

    Fellini drew sketches of all his characters throughout his career. There’s a book of them available.

  2. Terry Gilliam, working with Fellini’s production designer, was told that Fellini would often have sets built then sketch them afterwards so he could claim he’d done the original design. I certainly think that OUGHT to be true.

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