Scen.: Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi E Andrea Zanzotto (Dialetto Veneziano); F.: Giuseppe Rotunno; Op.: Massimo Di Venanzo; M.: Ruggero Mastroianni; Scgf.: Danilo Donati; Trucco: Rino Carboni, Giannetto De Rossi (Per Donald Sutherland); Mu.: Nino Rota; Su.: Oscar De Arcangelis; Coreografie: Gino Landi; Cost.: Danilo Donati; Acconciature: Vitaliana Patacca; Effetti Speciali: Adriano Pischiutta; Ass.R.: Maurizio Mein, Liliana Betti, Gerard Monin; Int.: Donald Sutherland (Giacomo Casanova), Adele Angela Lojodice (La Bambola Meccanica); Prod.: Pea/Fast Film; 35mm. Col.
I discovered something shooting this scene. You know what a film crew is like… Especially a Roman one. In Rome the film technicians are direct descendants of the men that went to the circus to see Christians eaten by lions… Well, when I shot this scene, the toughest characters were suddenly silent, completely engrossed, moved! I think that this scene realised their dream of possessing a woman like this and on the other awakened a typically Italian type of remorse. The remorse of considering the woman as an object, something to make love with or to put on show on the mantle piece. It was very strange.
Federico Fellini, Carissimo Simenon – Mon Cher Fellini, Milano 1997