Pat and I are alone again this week. I must say that as much as I enjoy having guests talking about this particularly Fellini-y film with just Pat was a joy.
And the Ship Sails On has been called a critique of European culture leading up to World War I -- and so much of it is -- despite the fact that it was made 70 years too late to help avoid the war. Equally it's a tribute to the facade of film, an ode to artificiality. It's one of Fellini's last films, and hardly his best, but it's still Fellini and everything wonderful and ridiculous that that implies.