danilo donati


Fellini’s Casanova (1976)

Director: Federico Fellini

Stars: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont, Cicely Browne

My review on IMDb:

Yet another Fellini extravaganza, again with Danilo Donati’s costumes. He won an Oscar for it. And believe me, they are something. Casanova, a strangely melancholic character played by Donald Sutherland, is surrounded with and literally swims in silk, lace, jewelry and - camp. But he is never camp and the film is never camp. It transcends camp. It’s so over the top, camp runs away scared. Tina Aumont is probably one of the most beautiful women to ever grace the silver screen. She, and a bunch of other ‘exotic’ conquests are what Casanova thinks of in his lonely hours.



Less pleasant scenes from Pier Paolo Pasolini’s controversial Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma) (1975). Salò is often referred to as the most disturbing film ever made. Pasolini took the Marquis de Sade's120 Days of Sodom and put it in the context of Italian fascism during WWII.

Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli

Costumes by Danilo Donati