We interviewed Ermanno Cavazzoni and when we defined the Federico Fellini’s movie La voce della luna as an adaptation of his novel, Il poema dei lunatici, the writer seemed to disagree with such a definition. We can define this “praise of folly” the result of an intense collaboration between the two artists who from the very beginning who established a deep connection from the very beginning. Like in the oneiric process, Fellini developed all the images proposed by the book. Some scenes, like the capture of the moon, were the results of conversations between Fellini and Cavazzoni. Fellini decided to not write a real scenario to evoke the atmosphere of the book. The actors improvise, often confused. Il poema dei lunatici deeply fascinated Fellini. It is a book without a real plot, set in one of the favourite landscape of the director: the nocturnal countryside. The movie become a kind of journey into the childhood, into memories, into dreams, a journey into the unconscious and into fears. A wandering into the “collective unconscious” personified by Salvini (R. Benigni), a nostalgic Pinocchio. Fellini is not only telling a story, through his art he’s also telling about himself; that was his personal way to fight his anguishes, his fears, his nightmares. «I love to remember! More than live! And besides, what is the difference?» In this leitmotiv we can find the “visionary fidelity” which Cosulich noticed in Fellini’s movie comparing it with the structure of the book.
(Română) LE RÊVE ÉCRIT SUR PELLICULE : LA VOIX DE LA LUNE DE FEDERICO FELLINI ET LE POÈME DES LUNATIQUES DE ERMANNO CAVAZZONI
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