Federico Fellini's Nights of Cabiria is one of my all-time favourite films. Along with La Stada,8 1/2,La Dolce Vita, and Amarcord it occupies a place in the Fellini firmament that provides a guiding light to steer by. All those Italians from the early to mid-twentieth century - legends like Rossellini, De Sica, Pasolini, Visconti, Antonioni - form a constellation that seems to burn brighter with every passing year.
I wrote the song "Ragdoll" for someone like Cabiria. Here's my video of "Ragdoll" starring the one and only Giulietta Masina.