Dennis Potter’s masterpiece on the tragedy of the thinking man let loose in a world of ignorant pigs and fools thus coincides with Fellini’s,

The great loss of Cristina (“Steed in the Stable”) to another, voluntarily, is not that of Pauline in London, supererogatory, nor that of the three Grenoble minxes who shave him and serve him chocolate and lead him to Vivaldi (“One at a Time”), etc.

The centerpiece easily involves Chaucer and Bergman (Ansiktet, The Rite, Hour of the Wolf) but also Georgie Porgie (“Magic Moments”).

The Don Giovanni theme is exposed (“Window, Window”).

London and Pauline (“Fevers of Love”).

If Virgil, then Dante (“Golden Apples”).