Felliniesque

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the Italian film director Federico Fellini.

Adjective[edit]

Felliniesque ‎(not comparable)

  1. Fantastical or surreal.
  2. In the manner of the films of Fellini.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1999, Laura Kightlinger, Quick Shots of False Hope: A Rejection Collection [1]
    I think she was expecting applause instead of the ugly Felliniesque stares.
  • 2001, Bernard A. Cook, Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopedia [2]
    "Felliniesque" has come to mean a certain Italian sophistication yet earthiness, a fascination with the bizarre yet a love of simplicity all wrapped in a flamboyant Mediterranean approach to life and art.
    These films also contain magic moments that transcended realism, and they introduced the world to a certain flamboyant lyricism we now label Felliniesque.
  • 2004, Paco Underhill, Call of the Mall: The Geography of Shopping by the Author of Why We Buy [3]
    We stop walking a second and look around at the spectacle before us. There's something Felliniesque about a department store cosmetics section. You stand here on a Saturday morning, dressed in the standard mall-casual suburban wardrobe, gazing at a chamber glittering with chandeliers, populated by saleswomen wearing makeup and hair dramatic enough for opening night at La Scala.