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Federico García Lorca (June 5, 1898 – August 19, 1936) was a Spanish poet and dramatist, also remembered as a painter, pianist, and composer. An emblematic member of the Generation of '27, he was killed by Nationalist partisans at the age of 38 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.
Federico Fellini or Frederico Rimini-Fellini, as his contemporaries referred to him, (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993) was one of the most influential and widely revered Italian film-makers of the 20th century and is considered to be one of the finest film directors of all time. Fellini's films typically combine memory, dreams, fantasy, and desire. His earlier films are markedly seen as being of a genre following from Italian Neo-Realism, with his latter films moving more into Fantasia and Symbolism
Born in and raised in Rimini, his childhood experiences would later play an important part in many of his films. Fellini's first solo-directed film was Lo Sceicco Bianco (1951), with Alberto Sordi, written by Michelangelo Antonioni and Ennio Flaiano. In making this movie Fellini met Nino Rota, the musician who would follow him for the successful remainder of his career.
In addition to making films, he also wrote scripts for radio shows, for movies (mainly for Rossellini) and wrote comic gags for well known actors like Aldo Fabrizi. Fellini also produced several drawings (mostly pencil on paper), often humorous portraits. It is with these works that young Fellini encountered cinema: his first success was in drawing advertising pictures for movies.
During Mussolini's Fascist regime, he was an Avanguardista, and his first writings were for Alleanza Cinematografica Italiana (ACI), the production company of Vittorio Mussolini, son of Benito, who introduced him to Roberto Rossellini, husband of Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman.
In 1944, after Mussolini's downfall, Fellini opened a shop in Rome in which he sold his drawings. The shop was named (in English) "The Funny Face Shop", and contained works from Fellini and De Seta, Verdini, Camerini, Scarpelli, Majorana, Guasta, Giobbe, Attalo, Migneco (all writers, directors or otherwise intellectuals working for Italian cinema). A major inspiration for Fellini was Goethe. In the same year he started his contribution to Rossellini's Roma città aperta, starring Aldo Fabrizi.
Federico Barocci (1535-1612) was an Italian painter and draughtsman, generally considered the greatest and most individual artist of his time in central Italy.
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Federico is the real name of Fredo Corleone, one of the Corleone family’s sons in the movie “The Godfather.”.
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