The world's most talked about movie today!
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…
露滴牡丹开, Tatli hayat, Ihana elämä, Sladký zivot, Sladak život, The Sweet Life, Tkbili tskhovreba, Sladko zivljenje, Slodkie zycie, La dulce vida, Amai seikatsu, La dolce vita - Tkbili Tskhovreba, La douceur de vivre, Сладък живот, Het zoete leven, Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, Fellini's La Dolce Vita, Fellinis La dolce vita - Das süße Leben, Het Zoete Leven, Fellini: Az édes élet
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.
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…
"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…
And now to turn off comments for this review and not answer my DMs for three days
Happy birthday, Fellini!
Truthful, audacious, bold, boring in stretches, and passionately sweeping: Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita is a film that I admire greatly, but I never truly found a direct connection to it in relation to my own personal experiences. I was very indifferent to much of the film in the second half, only to have spurts of majestic beauty and honesty awake me from my slowly-fading attention. The ending is absolutely perfect however, and just like Don't Look Now, It's a conclusion that raised my thoughts of the film as a whole. I don't think it comes close to the masterful beauty of 8 1/2, but I can clearly understand why it is as revered as it is. Marcello Mastroianni stuns…
A film I never understood as a teen. A film I understand too well as an adult.
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.
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…
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…
Helicopters carry a giant jesus statue with his arms outstretched over the skies of rome, the children follow and scream and cry with glee at the mere spectacle of it all, much like the paps that ride along inside one of the copters. The beautiful girls sunbathing atop an apartment building wave their hats at them enthusiastically and they quickly swivel around for a chance at their phone numbers. Marcello oozes cool, a distinguished "naughty boy" whose duty is to inform the public, so he maintains. Seven days but mostly nights are presented tumultuously through the lens of Marcello, the lost and happy and damned and unhappy paparazzi constantly on the move towards something, in search of something. "Every night…
Enormous. In scope, in theme, in depth, in complexity...utterly enormous. In the section with the children who claim to have seen Mary, the cinematography captures a daunting largeness close to that of Apocalypse Now, itself the biggest film I've ever seen.
Also the single most haunting portrait of wealthy emptiness I've ever witnessed.
Look, I feel like I’d be really good friends with Marcello.
How do you make a 3 hour long movie where everything is absolutely perfect???
i’m in shock i can’t believe i deprived myself of watching this until today i wish it was 3 more hours.
i genuinely think i could write 20 essays on la dolce vita and it’s absolutely changed the way i will approach literature and literary and film criticism. god damn fellini really created created the scariest media panopticism outside of the real.
There’s a lot that could be said about this film and a lot that you want to say but can’t really put into words. If I had to put it succinctly: it’s a film with a highly unconventional narrative structure that tries to accurately capture life in post-WW2 Italy through the eyes of a playboy having an existential crisis.
The themes are the main thing here. Each episode deals with aspect of human nature: family, suicide/sin, lust, faith, marriage, purpose, fatherhood. The film is does a great job of exploring all of these themes in an age in which there was a massive cultural revolution relative to their Catholic/Italian roots.
Marcello is a great protagonist. One the audience can really…
Get your shit together lad
not enough mamma mias
My god those 3 hrs went by so fast. This was absolutely wonderful.
Aburrida e interminable (no pude acabarla). No sé si es que no la entiendo o que está sobrevalorada a un nivel que roza el esnobismo más atroz.
Me quedo con las palabras de Corrado "Junior" Soprano: "según la guía es una película italiana pero ni con los subtítulos me entero de nada. Tenían a Jesús colgado de un helicóptero pero era un muñeco mal hecho".
I deeply relate to Marcello...
I fucking hate Marcello
I finally did it. I finally finished this film.
Look,this film is way too complex to me so I’ll write down everything I could gather.
La Dolce Vita translates to The Sweet Life, something we all look for. We see the rich and powerful go to nightclubs and burn through their wads and rolls of cash in a single night and we envy this life. Such is Marcello,our main character. Marcello struggles to juggle the various women in his life and at the same time focus on his job.
The film has an unusual narrative that takes place in episodes, like a series. I loved the score, it had such an innocent tone to it that warmed my heart. Marcello…
Can I just go back in time and live in 1960s Rome already
Also, I’m convinced Marcello mastroianni is the coolest dude to walk this earth.
Mark Gubarenko 1,001 films
List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. This list just from the 2020 edition,…
juliodogpit 1,001 films