- 22 Nov 11
He’s like a character from a Fellini movie and yet, for the past two decades, the Italian media baron has played a massive part in shaping his country, politically and culturally. What can we learn from his rise – and ultimate demise?
Despite their willingness to incorporate modernisms of one kind or another, for some unknown reason dictionaries have not adopted the word ‘Felliniesque’. One wonders why, because the term is widely used. Its derivation lies in the movies of Federico Fellini, peopled and cast as they were with wonders, absurdities and grotesques from Rimini and Rome.