'Burke's study is truly comprehensive and confronts a broad spectrum of topics from psychology and spirituality to film and camera theory, to name just a few. The author never leaves the reader unprepared for the next analysis, as he delivers important background information for context. What is most appreciated is Burke's approach to his study as a whole. He supplies a meticulously detailed map in Fellini studies and equips readers with abundant knowledge to navigate through each film. However, he never forecloses readers' own supplementary connections. Indeed, the monographic structure of the study directly encourages such engagement. The sharp and ever detailed analysis, which is at the study's core, not only honours Fellini's genius through his complexity, but it also inspires readers to appreciate and learn more about the beloved Italian director. Burke's revised edition of his 1996 publication will continue to benefit scholars in future studies of the great Federico Fellini and his work.'