Sophia Loren at the Cannes Film Festival (1959) (via)
"Beautiful brown eyes, set in a marvelously vulpine, almost satanic, face - as beautiful as an erotic dream."
-Richard Burton on Sophia Loren (via mptv)
Federico Fellini & Giulietta Masina on the set of La Strada (1954, dir. Federico Fellini)
Is [your wife, Giulietta Masina] a good actress, in your opinion?
Federico Fellini: Excellent. I think she would have interested me as such even if she hadn’t been my wife. Her mimicry, for example, and that little round face which can express happiness or sadness with such poignant simplicity. That little figure, with its tenderness, its delicacy, fascinates me no end. Her type is crystallized, even stylized for me. As an actress, she represents a special type, a very specific humanity.
Federico Fellini on the set of 8½ (1963, photo by Tazio Secchiaroli/via corbis)
"I don’t believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there’s one thing that’s dangerous for an artist, it’s precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and all the rest of it."