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Google pays homage to Fellini

Doodle on 92nd anniversary of late maestro's birth

20 January, 12:23
Google pays homage to Fellini (ANSA) - Rome, January 20 - Google paid homage to Italian movie great Federico Fellini Friday with a doodle on the anniversary of his birth in 1920.

The black-and-white doodle shows the maestro in jacket and tie behind a film camera whose two reels form letters of the Google logo.

It was the second Fellini-linked doodle since December 3 when his longtime music collaborator Nino Rota was honoured.

Other Italians remembered by Google last year were sculptor Gio' Pomodoro on November 17, writer Italo Calvino on October 15 and Renaissance artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari on July 30. There was also a commemoration of the anniversary of the foundation of the postwar Italian republic.

Italian movie great Fellini, who started life as a cartoonist, died in 1993 after a career including classics like La Dolce Vita, Eight and a Half and Amarcord.

He won four Best Foreign Film Oscars, for La strada (1954), Le Notti di Cabiria (1957), Eight and a Half (1963) and Amarcord (1973).

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