1. Nino Rota's score. If only for the fact that a part of it was used in a film from my childhood, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Thus making a film built on nostalgia incredibly effective for me.
2. Fellini's most autobiographical film is pulsating with life. The faces, the attitudes, the costumes and colors contribute to this feeling. At the same time, this is a film that takes place during fascism. So just as much as we become absorbed in the life fantastic, Fellini reels us back in and reminds us of the political subterfuge going on during that time.
3. Fellini's other passion besides filmmaking is on full display here- women.
4. This movie is absurdly hilarious! In the best possible way.
5. Taking what he learned with shooting in color on Juliet of the Spirits, Satyricon and Roma, he is able to lense fully expressive shots. Like this: