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La Dolce Vita (1960)

La dolce vita (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 19 April 1961 (USA)
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A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marcello Rubini
... Sylvia
... Maddalena (as Anouk Aimee)
... Emma
... Fanny (as Magali Noel)
... Steiner
... Il padre di Marcello
Walter Santesso ... Paparazzo
Valeria Ciangottini ... Paola
Riccardo Garrone ... Riccardo
... Debuttante dell'anno
Audrey McDonald ... Jane
... Pagliaccio
Alain Dijon ... Frankie Stout
Mino Doro ... Amante di Nadia
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Journalist and man-about-town Marcello struggles to find his place in the world, torn between the allure of Rome's elite social scene and the stifling domesticity offered by his girlfriend, all the while searching for a way to become a serious writer. Written by Jeff Lewis

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$19,516,000
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2.35 : 1
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Asked how he got the idea for the film, Federico Fellini replied that one year the fashions made the women in Rome look like big flowers. Several extremely exaggerated costumes here and there in the film (such as two women guests' cloaks in the sequence of the party at the castle) point back to this original inspiration. See more »

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The water in the Trevi Fountain continues flowing even after the sound of it has faded away, and only stops when the camera changes view. See more »

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Travestito: By 1965 there'll be total depravity. How squalid everything will be.
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Soberty of monday morning...
26 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

(first of all, sorry my poor english) Who, in this entire world, drunk as a horse in the middle of the night, never discovered the meaning of life, that it can be so easy and joyfull that hurts. This happens with a certain frequency. The big problem is, after all that, to face all the thoughts and conclusions in a sober monday morning, when everything is just real, concious and above all that sincere. This is the the big question and problem of Marcello Rubini, a reporter of a gossip magazines who has to deal with the fact that he tastes the same poison he spreads by leaving in a group of people which he sucks his living.

In a moment he is directing his papparazzi and, in the next, he is running away from them. He flows between all kinds of social circles and the only impression he gives is that it doesnt matter what kind of craziness you are getting into everything is a big cliché. From the mainstream world of a gorgeous actress who feels able to express opinions about everything (and we buy it), passing throught the religious world of the faith, and also an intellectual circle that gives a fake impression of freedom, everything turns out to be an escape. That blonde girl appears as a stroke of pureness and sincereness, something we should really look for, but we just dont. In the case of Marcello's life, writing is the solutions he always substitute for vain experiences. Something he likes and that he needs a young girl to tell him that. That litlle cute girl is a person Marcello would like to be, someone who faces the soberty of a monday morning with hopeness and happiness.

A masterpiece.


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