Reflecting on the thirty-year friendship between the Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini and the Belgian writer Georges Simenon, we notice that the evocation of the sea appears at crucial moments in their relationship, as if this image was part of a secret language that united them. This article demonstrates this by proposing an explanation of the profound meaning of the evocative power of the sea in both artists in the light of the thought of the psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung, with whom both Fellini and Simenon were closely involved. Three events in their lives and intimate complicity are recounted: when they first met at the Cannes Film Festival in 1960, Federico Fellini’s Dolce vita, with its famous scene of the actress Anita Ekberg bathing in the Trevi Fountain, in front of the colossal statue of ocean and with its aura of sacredness, cannot have failed to fascinate the president of the jury, Georges Simenon. at the time of the making of Fellini’s Casanova, a complex and significant dream experience fused Simenon, Jung and the evocation of the sea, successfully unblocking the film maker’s creativity. When Fellini wanted to express his admiration for Simenon’s writing, intervening in order to contribute to its editorial development, it was again a maritime comparison that he used to praise its literary qualities, with enthusiasm and great effectiveness.

La corrispondenza tra F. Fellini e G. Simenon: un dialogo profondo et insondabile « come il mare ». Intorno all’evocazione del mare, con le sue connotazioni di profondità, mutevolezza, fascino, insondabilità, inquietudine, sembra organizzarsi una sorta di linguaggio segreto che fa allusione alla sfera dell’inconscio e che emerge in varie occasioni nel corso della lunga relazione di amicizia e complicità tra il regista Federico Fellini e lo scrittore Georges Simenon. L’articolo di Marina Geat rievoca le principali di queste occorrenze, mostrando come l’immagine del mare sia connessa alla concezione artistica di Fellini e Simenon, al loro interesse per il pensiero di Carl Gustav Jung, alla loro ossessione per il femminile come dimensione psichica strettamente connessa alla parte misteriosa del sé.

Geat, M. (2022). La correspondance entre F. Fellini et G. Simenon : un dialogue profond et insondable « comme la mer ». In Guermès Sophie (a cura di), Fellini. L’intime et la mer (pp. 79-91). Roma : Romatre-press.

La correspondance entre F. Fellini et G. Simenon : un dialogue profond et insondable « comme la mer »

Geat Marina
2022

Abstract

La corrispondenza tra F. Fellini e G. Simenon: un dialogo profondo et insondabile « come il mare ». Intorno all’evocazione del mare, con le sue connotazioni di profondità, mutevolezza, fascino, insondabilità, inquietudine, sembra organizzarsi una sorta di linguaggio segreto che fa allusione alla sfera dell’inconscio e che emerge in varie occasioni nel corso della lunga relazione di amicizia e complicità tra il regista Federico Fellini e lo scrittore Georges Simenon. L’articolo di Marina Geat rievoca le principali di queste occorrenze, mostrando come l’immagine del mare sia connessa alla concezione artistica di Fellini e Simenon, al loro interesse per il pensiero di Carl Gustav Jung, alla loro ossessione per il femminile come dimensione psichica strettamente connessa alla parte misteriosa del sé.
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Reflecting on the thirty-year friendship between the Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini and the Belgian writer Georges Simenon, we notice that the evocation of the sea appears at crucial moments in their relationship, as if this image was part of a secret language that united them. This article demonstrates this by proposing an explanation of the profound meaning of the evocative power of the sea in both artists in the light of the thought of the psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung, with whom both Fellini and Simenon were closely involved. Three events in their lives and intimate complicity are recounted: when they first met at the Cannes Film Festival in 1960, Federico Fellini’s Dolce vita, with its famous scene of the actress Anita Ekberg bathing in the Trevi Fountain, in front of the colossal statue of ocean and with its aura of sacredness, cannot have failed to fascinate the president of the jury, Georges Simenon. at the time of the making of Fellini’s Casanova, a complex and significant dream experience fused Simenon, Jung and the evocation of the sea, successfully unblocking the film maker’s creativity. When Fellini wanted to express his admiration for Simenon’s writing, intervening in order to contribute to its editorial development, it was again a maritime comparison that he used to praise its literary qualities, with enthusiasm and great effectiveness.
En réfléchissant sur l’amitié qui a lié pendant trente ans le cinéaste italien Federico Fellini et l’écrivain belge Georges Simenon on remarque que l’évocation de la mer apparaît à des moments cruciaux de leur relation, comme si cette image faisait partie d’un langage secret qui les unissait. Cet article le démontre, en proposant une explication de la signification profonde de cette force évo catrice de la mer chez les deux artistes à la lumière de la pensée du psychanalyste Carl Gustav Jung, dont Fellini et Simenon étaient épris. Trois événements de leurs existences et de leur complicité intime sont relatés : lors de leur première rencontre au festival de Cannes, en 1960, La dolce vita de Federico Fellini, avec sa scène célèbre du bain de l’actrice anita Ekberg dans la fontaine de Trevi, face à la statue colossale d’océan et avec son aura de sacralité, ne peut avoir manqué de fasciner le président du jury Georges Simenon ; à l’époque de la réalisation du Casanova de Fellini, une expérience onirique complexe et significative fusionne Simenon, Jung et l’évocation de la mer, réussissant à débloquer le créativité du cinéaste ; enfin, quand Fellini a voulu exprimer son admiration pour l’écriture de Simenon, en intervenant afin de contribuer à sa valorisation éditoriale, c’est encore une comparaison maritime qu’il a utilisée pour louer les qualités littéraires du romancier, avec enthousiasme et une grande efficacité.
Geat, M. (2022). La correspondance entre F. Fellini et G. Simenon : un dialogue profond et insondable « comme la mer ». In Guermès Sophie (a cura di), Fellini. L’intime et la mer (pp. 79-91). Roma : Romatre-press.
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