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Peter Bondanella

Peter Bondanella is the chairman of West European Studies at the University of Indiana at Bloomington, and is the author of The Cinema of Federico Fellini (Princeton).

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Amarcord presents a scathing satirical critique of Italian provincial life during the 1930s, the height of the fascist period (1922–43). In this era, Mussolini’s dictatorship enjoyed its greatest popular support. While Fellini’s depiction of th…

By Peter Bondanella