• The White Sheik

    1952. Italy. Federico Fellini. 87 min.

  • Life in Transition

    2005. USA. John Dilworth. 4 min.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 7:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • The White Sheik

    1952. Italy. Directed by Federico Fellini. With Alberto Sordi. Wanda, on her honeymoon in Rome, abandons her new husband to secretly meet Fernando Rivoli—the man behind the fumetti (adult comic book) character of the White Sheik—on a movie set. Once they meet, Wanda realizes he is not the chivalrous hero of the fumetti, but rather a sleazy philanderer. Dalí pitched his book The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí (1942) to Fellini as a documentary, but the project stalled. Dalí and Fellini shared a passion for their boyhood homes in Cadaqués and Rimini, respectively, and there is an uncanny confluence of landscape and spectacle—iconography shared by both artists—in Dalí's painting Forgotten Horizon (1936), which features debauched ballerinas on a whitewashed beach. The White Sheik comments on the phenomenon of the celebrity, an attribute that Dalí consciously cultivated. In Italian; English subtitles. 87 min.

  • Life in Transition

    2005. USA. Directed by John Dilworth. Dilworth explores metamorphosis, a main concept in Surrealism, in Life in Transition, unquestionably an homage to Dalí. 4 min.

In the Film exhibition Salvador Dalí: Consumer/Consumed

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