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Episodic journey of an Italian journalist scouring Rome in search of love.
Episodic journey of an Italian journalist scouring Rome in search of love.
Marcello Mastroianni Anita Ekberg Anouk Aimée Yvonne Furneaux Magali Noël Alain Cuny Annibale Ninchi Walter Santesso Valeria Ciangottini Riccardo Garrone Ida Galli Audrey McDonald Polidor Alain Dijon Mino Doro Giulio Girola Laura Betti Nico Domino Carlo Musto Enzo Cerusico Giulio Paradisi Enzo Doria Enrico Glori Adriana Moneta Massimo Busetti Lex Barker Jacques Sernas Nadia Gray Show All…
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Slight spoilers in the last paragraph.
Our modern malaise is all-encompassing self-pity. I went through it last year: what was the point of wanting things if you were never going to get them anyway? In the throes of my self-absorbed sorrow, I didn’t notice that I had no ambition to begin with. Finding something to care about got me out of that horrible dark place, but every day, I come across more people my age – kids who haven’t even hit twenty yet, for fuck’s sake – diagnosed with depression, although nothing monumental has happened to them, to us. Why are you so unhappy? I don’t know.
Watching La Dolce Vita was like coming across yet another one of those…
Oh sure, but when I walk through the Trevi fountain I'm given a citation and have to pay a fine.
"Don't be like me. Salvation doesn't lie within four walls. I'm too serious to be a dilettante and too much a dabbler to be a professional. Even the most miserable life is better than a sheltered existence in an organized society where everything is calculated and perfected."
It's always intimidating to try and write about something considered to be one of the best films ever made. Regardless of how great it might be, it can be hard to have fun without a personal access point. It's like staring at the Mona Lisa: sure it's an amazing painting and it's easy to appreciate on that level, but what does it have to say about my own subjective reality?
So it was…
Jesus flies above a Rome that is elegant but decadent. There is no strict character development in La Dolce Vita, just a slither of a story about a hedonistic reporter getting lost amidst an amoral landscape. The film embraces the shallowest of lifestyles to reveal the emptiness of it all. Fellini's Italy is an enchanting place where the nights are alive, but everything in La Dolce Vita is fake. News and reality is all constructed, as characters seek new adventures in a city deemed tranquil and bland. La Dolce Vita contains so many characters, essentially it is cavalcade of the people who wander through a certain social class. These people are disconnected from the world. Their lives are shallow and…
A film I never understood as a teen. A film I understand too well as an adult.
La Dolce Vita is a masterfully elaborated vignette that opens the portal to the facile glamor of the 1960s Rome. Federico Fellini held back nothing with his scathing, morally enticing portrait of a society suffering from faith crisis, commitment issues, and incurable human conditions. Despite its demanding three-hour runtime, it rarely feels tedious, as the oddity of the adventure as well as its provocative moral revelations is more than enough to keep one entertained throughout.
La Dolce Vita details a journalist's multiple romantic encounters, and a string of events that push him gradually to his limits. Marcello Mastroianni was the perfect candidate to pull off the emotional range and personal charm of such a mesmerizing character, especially in those more…
Denounced by the Vatican, prohibited in Spain and recipient of the Palme d'Or at the 13th Cannes Film Festival, La Dolce Vita managed to incense as well as delight. It concerns the episodic saga of Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni), a columnist in Rome who investigates society and entertainment gossip for a major tabloid newspaper. Federico Fellini commandeers the schizophrenic disposition of the journalist's existence and his futile quest for love and prosperity extraordinarily, boosted considerably by Mastroianni's inspirational performance.
The film is genuinely graceful and stylish in appearance, which commences with the terrific lighting; the cinematography of Otello Martelli, the costume design and Nino Rota’s enchanting musical score are all tremendous too. Played out in the surroundings of a changing post-war Rome, the film operates its substantial mysticism beyond the exterior elements and delivers awe-inspiring entertainment that investigates the endless divide between the sexes. La Dolce Vita is one of Fellini's masterpieces and is both symbolic and memorable.
After adoring Nights of Cabiria, and loving 8 ½ , it seemed like the appropriate time to take another dip into Fellini’s pool with a film that many consider their favourite.
I had no foreknowledge going in that this is what influenced The Great Beauty, a film I detested so much that I walked out after about 15 minutes ( actually walked out twice, first after 10 minutes, and then, after deciding to give it another try and continued, walked out again after another 5 ).
I was positively giddy watching the opening scene of ‘Flying Jesus’, there was a big smirk across my face. It wasn’t just the symbolic imagery, but also the wonderfully creative cinematography. Of course seeing…
Reportedly, after being asked about the main inspiration of La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini replied that "one year the fashions made the women in Rome look like big flowers". With this idea in mind, Fellini constructs one of his biggest and most celebrative and daring masterpieces of his entire filmography. Would it be enough to say that the film contributed the term "paparazzi" to the language? Such term was derived from the protagonist's photographer friend named Paparazzo. To what extent can a masterpiece that introduced a new era and represented the exact moment when Fellini suffered a filmmaking style transition influence the actuality culture? Condemned by the Italian Catholic party…
She watches him leave with a faint nostalgic smile, turning her gaze towards the camera with two frames to go and I am completely done
They are in the castle now and I just watched some drunks pretend to speak to spirits. I don't know how much time is left in the film, but I can't take it anymore. Jonathan is going back down to the theatre to finish it - after all, it is only right. I finished The Great Beauty when he walked out, it is only fair that he stick it out for this one.
I was going to say that one of these days I would write a proper review, you know, acknowledging the hype at least a little. After all, I'm not totally ignorant of the importance of this film, and I don't completely hate the style.
But I can't…
Criterion Collection Spine #733
(Foreign language film)
A classic film that feels more like a cinephile's homework, compared to a compelling nearly three hour long movie.
I really enjoyed the meandering surrealism of the first Federico Fellini film I watched ’8 1/2’. But La Dolce Vita, while being beautifully shot is ... I found to be far less engaging.
The concept of movie is to show how (The Sweet Life) of the celebrity lifestyle in Rome is far less glamorous than you would think, by unveiling how empty these characters feel the morning after these extravagant engagements they go on. The main character is an entertainment journalist named Marcello who we meander along with on each of these seven nights…
3 hours of degradation perpetrated by our hero. What is this movie anyway? Really want to know what people see in this.
I set my expectations too high. The story is mildly interesting and the cinematography is good but the two main female characters look very similar to each other which made the film consistently confusing as I couldn’t tell who was who.
se è un discorso serio che vuoi farmi, non mi va di sentirlo
Despite its length (3 hours), quite an entertaining movie, much more than Otto e mezzo I found. This is thanks to its episodic structure and comical elements.
"Perhaps he was afraid of himself, of us all"
This movie is amazing. Fellini was genius when he did it. At the same time he criticizes the modern life of the 50s and the superficiality of that new values, he doesn't follow the italian neorealism style, but shows the life with freedom after the war.
Besides that, it's full of iconic scenes. If I could, I'd like to recreate that one at the Fontana di Trevi...
Probably The Greatest Film Ever Made
- Nicolas Winding Refn
The Greatest Film Ever Made
- Dr. Peter Lankton
Beautiful use of the light
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Marcello waved his hands and parted ways to his dreams.
Love, Love and Love
Characters giving fucks to reality and Fellini. La Dolce Vita didn't come up to my wierd taste after loved watching 8 & 1/2. La Dolce Vita sure had its moments.
Call me Marcello or Guido till I find the next version of me.
LA DEEZ NUTS
if non monogamy was a thing this movie would've been 20 minutes long (or a very nice porn)
I think I was more enamored with the idea of this film than what I got. Don't get me wrong, from the first to the last shot, I was impressed with the atmosphere, and story Fellini explored here, but this was a case where I feel like my expectations for it were far too great. Maybe revisiting it later in life may change how I feel, but as of now, I have to say I'm a bit disappointed.
Fellini's Knight of Cups