La Dolce Vita (1960) Poster



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Version of 

Remade as 

La Dolce Vita
This is a remake.


The Rules of the Game (1939)
Similar story elements (airport scene, long night of debauchery of the privileged), interchangeability of characters, panoramic depiction of amorality.
Tarzan's Magic Fountain (1949)
Dialogue refers to Lex Barker as actor who "played Tarzan" even though his character name is Robert.
Un témoin dans la ville (1959)
Anouk Aimée and Marcello Mastroianno drive by posters for this movie (with the Italian title "Appuntamento con il delitto").

Referenced in 

L'Avventura (1960)
Boccaccio '70 (1962)
Anita Ekberg plays herself after becoming notorious in Italy from her role in this film.
The Birds (1963)
Anita Ekberg's famous fountain scene is mirrored in Lydia Brenner mentioning Melanie Daniels's scandal: "She is the one who jumped into a fountain in Rome last summer, isn't she?" and "I suppose I'm old-fashioned. I know it is supposed to be very warm there, but, well, actually the newspapers say she was naked."
A New Kind of Love (1963)
Explicit reference in dialogue.
Hattyúdal (1964)
Paris When It Sizzles (1964)
William Holden's character says "La Dolce is vita", while attending a party.
Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Johnny refers to Julie as "La Dolce Vita."
Repulsion (1965)
Mentioned in Helen's Italian postcard to Carole.
Assassination in Rome (1965)
A character refers to Anita Ekberg at the Trevi Fountain.
Spinout (1966)
Curly says breaking up the band would be an end of their Dolce Vita.
Il profeta (1968)
Poster seen
Faces (1968)
Character mentions that film
Candy (1968)
Reverenced by Walther Matthau
The Boatniks (1970)
Jason's boat is named "La Dolce Vita."
Green Acres: Oliver's Double (1970) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Eb.
The Night Child (1975)
poster on the wall in Joanna's house
Mary Tyler Moore: Mary Moves Out (1975) (TV Episode)
Ted says this movie is how he pictures Rome to be like.
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
The leading couple talk about the film and the Italian director in one of the scenes of the film.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Homage to Federico Fellini: Helicopter airlifts a sacred bovidae for transport against a background of a ruined Western church while a mass is being conducted, a visual paradox of delivering salvation in the form of a statue of a glittering Jesus to a sparkling St. Peter's square.
Il tassinaro (1983)
Pietro discusses this movie with Federico Fellini.
Michael Jackson: Billie Jean (1983) (Video)
An intrusive photographer follows a celebrity.
Webster: Be It Ever So Humble (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name.
Red Dwarf: The End (1988) (TV Episode)
The coin trick Lister plays on Petersen is the same joke that Marcello's father plays on the dancer in the nightclub scene.
The Cosby Show: Cliff la Dolce (1989) (TV Episode)
alternate title reference
Life Goes On: La Dolce Becca (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
L.A. Story (1991)
The opening sequence is a reference to Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960).
Barton Fink (1991)
Beach scene
Die Zweite Heimat - Chronik Einer Jugend: Eifersucht und Stolz (1992) (TV Episode)
movie poster inside the mansion
Oi Treis Harites: Evdomi tehni: Part 2 (1992) (TV Episode)
Le parfum d'Yvonne (1994)
The stills in a movie house.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) (TV Episode)
Crow (as a woman dressed like Sylvia dances on screen): "How 'bout that Anita Ekberg!"
Ed Wood (1994)
Criswell does the same napkin to bra trick done by Fanny in La Dolce vita. This happens about 48 minutes into the film during the scene where Criswell, Ed, and Bella are having drinks.
Quiz Show (1994)
Seen on a theatre marquee
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
cited in connection with Fellini
Camping Cosmos (1996)
Lolo Ferrari=Anita Ekberg, scene in the Trevi-fountain
Opportunus (1997) (Short)
Celebrity (1998)
Kurosawa: The Last Emperor (1999) (TV Movie)
Bertolucci mentions "La Dolce vita".
Looking for Alibrandi (2000)
Josie suggests that she and Jacob go to see it.
Room to Rent (2000)
poster in apartment
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Cinemania (2002)
Taxi für eine Leiche (2002)
a poster of the movie was shown sometimes
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
The scene with the helicopter carrying lenin, like the helicopter carrying jezus in la dolce vita
Barely Legal (2003)
poster seen
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Mentioned in the Fontana di Trevi scene
Celebridade (2003) (TV Series)
Used as a reference in the papparazzi scenes.
Cinecittà: La casa di F. Fellini (2004) (Video)
posters shown
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (2005)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
A poster of this movie can be seen.
Bee Season (2005)
Opening scene's helicopter flying a giant "A" is homage to La Dolce Vita's helicopter flying a statue of Christ.
Nip/Tuck: Ben White (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Joan River
By Any Means Necessary: The Making of 'Malcolm X' (2005) (Video)
A poster can be seen.
Att göra en pudel (2006)
Movie poster in the cafe
Incontrôlable (2006)
Posters in the room
Edge of Outside (2006)
mentioned by Darren Aronofsky
The Glass Waltz (2006) (Short)
The poster for La Dolce Vita is in a shot that is framed to look Felliniesque and is also used as a sarcastic commentary on the film's narrative
Le weekend (2007) (Short)
Narrator makes a reference
The Simpsons: Homerazzi (2007) (TV Episode)
"Homerazzi" is a play on "Paparazzi", which is derived from the name of the character Paparazzo in this movie.
Gangster (2007)
Poster visible in Andy's office
Live! (2007)
poster seen
The 4400: The Wrath of Graham (2007) (TV Episode)
Conversation about the movie proceeds from hanging the movie poster.
Anotherworld (2008) (Video)
Poster for movie seen on wall at murder scene.
Wheelchair Werewolf (2008) (Video)
Poster seen on wall
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
mentioned by Alison
Getaway: Episode #18.4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Catriona Rowntree when a story on Rimini visits a museum set up by Federico Fellini
Spise med Price: La dolce vita (2009) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gronk's Tormenta: A Method (2009) (Short)
Gronk references La Dolce Vita a strong influence on his life and work.
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $200 clue in the category "Celebrity Headaches"
Teenage Paparazzo (2010)
There is a poster for the film on the wall during Matt Damon's interview and the film's coining the term "paparazzi" is mentioned.
Somewhere (2010)
When Johnny leaves Cleo for her camp in Belmont by a helicopter, he tries to say something. But because of the wind which helicopter causes she cannot understand what he is saying. It is like La Dolce Vita's ending and begining.
1960 (2010)
Mentioned and discussed.
Prezít svuj zivot (teorie a praxe) (2010)
Miroslav Vrba's character mentions that film
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Detroit 1-8-7: Legacy/Drag City (2011) (TV Episode)
Longford says that while he loves "La Dolce Vita", that doesn't mean he watches it five times week.
Gossip Girl: The Kids Stay in the Picture (2011) (TV Episode)
Lily suggests it as theme for the Rhodes women portrait.
Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen (2011)
Two main characters are kissing in a fountain.
Jarls quizshow: Episode #1.3 (2012) (TV Episode)
A answer to a question
Gossip Girl: The Fugitives (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Blair
The Dirties (2013)
DVD is shown in Matt's room.
The Great Beauty (2013)
Several unmistakable thematic and stylistic references throughout the film.
Filmselskabet: Episode #4.1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the host's review of Paolo Sorrentino's "La grande bellezza"
Come Dine with Me Canada: Specialty Italian Challenge: Erica Carinci - Block 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
The narrator mentions the movie by name.
Breathless: Episode #1.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
Sam asks Angela out to see "La Dolce Vita" with him.
Meet Me on the Southbank (2013)
seen by Alan and Chris
20,000 Days on Earth (2014)
Clip seen
The Trip to Italy (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #5.17 (2015) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Buffalo (2015)
poster is shown on the wall
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
The design of the Italian sequences was partially inspired by this film according to producer Lionel Wigram.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Spyvision: Recreating '60s Cool (2015) (Short)
Mention is made that The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) movie was partially inspired by this film
Well Wishes (2015)
Sylvia and Marcello gallivanting into Trevi Fountain.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.17 (2016) (TV Episode)
Subject of a question
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #7.19 (2016) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question
Call the Midwife: Episode #5.4 (2016) (TV Episode)
The midwives make plans to see the film.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.12 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as a possible answer, and the correct answer, to a question about the Federico Fellini film in which the term "paparazzo" first appeared asked when Mark and the Chaser go head to head.
Portlandia: Lance Is Smart (2016) (TV Episode)
One of the Fellini movies mentioned
Second Chances (2016)
title of one of the chapters
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.53 (2016) (TV Episode)
The contestants are asked a question about the fountain that featured in the film during the Final Chase.
500 Questions: Episode #2.4 (2016) (TV Episode)
referenced in question in "Words and Phrases" category
Fragments of Love (2016)
Susana mentions the film to Rodrigo.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: Fall (2016) (TV Episode)
Logan calls Kirk's film "another 'La Dolce Vita.'"
Love: A Day (2017) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mickey
Modern Family: The Graduates (2017) (TV Episode)
Mitch and Cam are surprise to find an unopened DVD of the film while rummaging through Lily's bedroom
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
A VHS of the film is seen.
Cherchez la femme (2017)
Poster seen in Leila and Mahmoud's apartment
Little Evil (2017)
Poster seen at wedding photographer''s office.
Killian & The Comeback Kids (2018)
poster shown
Poster on the wall.

Featured in 

Film Night: The Secret World of Federico Fellini (1972) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Intervista (1987)
Siskel & Ebert: The Movies That Made Us Critics (1988) (TV Episode)
The first movie that made Roger Ebert think of the movies as an art form. A clip of the fountain scene is shown.
Siskel & Ebert: Hail, Hail, Black and White (1989) (TV Episode)
Ebert's pick for his favorite black and white moment
Csinibaba (1997)
Cannes... les 400 coups (1997) (TV Movie)
My Voyage to Italy (1999)
Footage from this film was shown in this documentary.
Inside 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' (2000) (Video)
Features snippets from this film.
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Cinema forever - Capolavori salvati (2001) (Short)
Features clips of this film.
Ramses (2002)
Ramses (2002) shows fragments of this Fellini classic
The Magic of Fellini (2002) (TV Movie)
Features clips from this film.
Lost in Translation (2003)
characters watch older film on TV
The Sopranos: Marco Polo (2004) (TV Episode)
Corrado is watching La Dolce vita on TV and says he cannot understand it
Elsa y Fred (2005)
Fred watches the film on video.
TCM Guest Programmer: Isaac Mizrahi (2005) (TV Episode)
One of the films selected by the co-host
Prevodachkata na cherno-beli filmi (2007)
seen screened
Postcards: Episode #9.16 (2007) (TV Episode)
Shown on a cinema screen in a story on the Villa Gusto hotel.
Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)
Scenes from the film are shown
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
Alison's favorite movie is shown in the film on a screen in Empire State Park
Smash His Camera (2010)
Scenes are shown wherein the first use of the word 'paparazzi' was used on film.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Town/I'm Still Here/Easy A (2010) (TV Episode)
Stanley Tucci's #1 Favorite Film
De halve maan: Episode #1.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Part of the famous fragment in the fountain is shown.
Belas Artes: A Esquina do Cinema (2012)
People attend a screening of the classic film in the final projection of the movie theater
Girlfriend in a Coma (2012)
Short clips and poster shown.
Arena: Screen Goddesses (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips shown to illustrate points
Che strano chiamarsi Federico (2013)
Scenes are shown.
Ramses: 1959 De trein naar het Noorden (2014) (TV Episode)
Ramses and Joop are seen watching the famous fountain scene at the cinema.
Elsa & Fred (2014)
featured throughout and partly recreated in the climax
Spise med Price: Alle retter fører til Rom (2014) (TV Episode)
clip is shown
Becoming Anita Ekberg (2014) (Short)
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) (TV Special)
Clip shown.
Lost in Adaptation: The Godfather (2017) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Saturday Night Live: Michael Sarrazin/Keith Jarrett, Gravity (1978) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as La Dolce Gilda
The Best of Gilda Radner (1989) (Video)
Spoofed as La Dolce Gilda
Pinky and the Brain: The Pinky and the Brain Reunion Special (1998) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "La Dolce Pinky"
Down with Love (2003)
The scene where Ewan MacGregor is on the helicopter is a take off of the scene where Marcello Mastroiani is on the helicopter with the statue in the beginning of Dolce Vita
Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Katherine wears haute couture nuns' clothes like Anita Ekberg
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (2005) (TV Special)
Spoofed in the "La Dolce Gilda" segment
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Gilda Radner (2005) (Video)
Spoofed as 'La Dolce Gilda'
La Dolce Vita (2006) (Video)
Porn-parody with similar story etc.
When in Rome (2010)
the fountain scene is spoofed in a running gag

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