Fellini is extraordinary because his sensibility never stopped evolving. He reinvented himself in every other film. You will find several shapes of greatness in his oeuvre, and amazingly you will also find a clear fingerprint on every work... Il Bidone is an interesting part of a transition period, but it is not one of his masterworks (despite a magnificent opening and a sublime ending).
De poca monta. Una película que recuerda levemente a la pandilla de "Los inútiles" solo que estos sí trabajan aunque también conviven con sus demonios. Fellini representa fiestas, el exceso, lo que se conduce a lo carnavalesco, esto mediante las caretas que algunos personajes visten. Y así como hay inconformidad, hay también naturaleza, en este caso, la de estafadores.
being in the middle of a life of selfishness and irresponsibility, Augusto had to really hit rock bottom to release himself and finally be capable of redemption; and it was probably necessary for him. Fellini, i found, is superb in portraying desolation, struggle and guilt, and is able to maintain a decided tone even if he displays distinctive elements.