A film that better executes the themes of loneliness and alienation in an amoral society than Antonioni's contemplative films, Fellini's highly inventive and unconventionally structured tale is a delightful and sad film.
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I’ve seen this film many times and agree that it is undoubtedly a cinema classic. However, watching it again I found myself wanting the story to be a bit more coherent. I realize that this is akin to asking for more sunny skies in a film noir but there it is.
all the douchebaggery you'd find in a beer commercial
Son tantos los filmes influenciados por esta joya que me cansé de contar referencias. Extrañamente la peli no me estaba gustando, pero al inicio del tercer tercio la peli se me hizo GIGANTE!
pithy review: la vita acida.
"You are the first woman on the first day of creation. You are mother, sister, lover, friend, angel, devil, earth, home."
Marcello and Anita are amazing together. I still don't know why I don't ow this.
This must be one of the most referenced films ever, popping up everywhere.
Really enjoyed this, I have a feeling when I watch it again I'll enjoy it even more
Holden Caulfield took some Prozac and grew up to be a journalist and to nobody's surprise, he's still a boring piece of shit.
Alla quarta visione un innamoramento nuovo, ancora oscuro, ancora appassionato. La mattina al risveglio lo stomaco al contrario, il grosso mostro arenato, Mastroianni inginocchiato vestito di bianco e quella statua che non raggiunge il Papa, l'intellettuale che si ammazza. Oh Federico, Federico...
Most engaging Fellini I have seen so far
This is such a let down after watching La Strada : /
la mia Italia che voglio tanto...
i write this in italian :D
il maggior capolavoro di Fellini, visionario e "realista" allo stesso tempo. Secondo me non s'è più visto un Mastroianni così coinvolto, fino a "Che ora è" di Ettore Scola
Rated 4, now i rate it a 5. Was not a fan. now I'm a fan. Liked it a lot, Now I Think it's a bloody (LOl) masterpiece. This film aged so well. that ending. fock. its slogan coulda been "marcellooooooooooooooo!" aha. cult films should only be like this, this good. damn. the soundtrack. eerie.the ending. the I can't hear you, you underaged cutey. what? oops. freeze frame, thats a wrap;what an ending. Definition of <3
Seeing this movie a second time, eight years older, made it resonate so much more deeply. I love all the scenes, but the one that really gets me is the visit from his dad and the awkward way Marcello tries to ditch his friends. God, have I felt that way before.
Pure magic, this is one of the greatest films of all time. Enough said.
What the hell happened at the end? The last 20 minutes, to be precise.That's one jagged switcharoo if I ever saw one. That aside, I really enjoyed the film.
It's the images that remain with you - Anita Ekberg in the Trevi fountain, the Madonna spotting and the subsequent media and spectator frenzy, the get-together of intellectuals at Steiner's house and later the chilling murder. Somehow the film is both dazzling and unsettling.
I don't get it and likely never will, as the the thought of devoting another three hours of life to this is not very appealing at the moment.
Fruitless demand in an existential crisis. A film with course of events that barely gives you time to pause and reflect.
An impressive cinematography and a soundtrack to remember. Nevertheless I wasn't to pleased with the approach on the theme. 3.5
Fellini's take on the decadant aristrocracy and the beginning of celebrity fixation. Mastroianni's character flirts in and out of their culture no better than the ones he disdains or covets. One of the all time classic films with so many brilliant moments contained within. A three hour film which barely gives one time to pause for reflection. The film marked a stylistic change that established him as A TRUE GREAT
Fellini's epic whirlwind of delectable moments in the streets of Rome. This classic contains a wealth of memorable scenes--Steiner's intellectual apartment and his suicide, the mysterious and ghostly mansion Bassano di Sutri and the mass at dawn, the final orgy, Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg in the Trevi fountain.
Three hours and not a single dull moment!
i remember watching this for the first time on a sunday morning. im a bit hung over and people are in church.
A masterpiece; stunning, engrossing, timeless, funny, touching, visually out of this world.