One of the most fabulous movies ever made, Federico Fellini's Giulietta Degli Spiriti is some sort of crazy masterpiece, and one of my very favorites. It is nothing less than an explosion of cinematic fabulosity, all glamour and insanity. Laden with over-ripe symbolism and incredible hats, Juliet of the Spirits deals with archetypal imagery and the feminine psyche. This was Fellini's first full-length venture into color film, and legend has it that he took his one and only hit of acid shortly before filming began. The result can be described as nothing short of...Fellini-esque!
The above images are only a tiny sample from a film that overflows with extravagant visuals. The sets and costumes are to die for! What plot there is to speak of is minimal, and there aren't many actual characters, yet it's easy to be seduced by this trip into another realm---one that could only exist on film. So invite some friends over, mix up some sangria, and enjoy the ride!
(Thanks to Nathaniel for letting me share some wacky pictures, and my wacky opinions as well. And thanks to you all for humoring me!)