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ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film I vitelloni

8 1/2's liveliness makes it my favorite Fellini, but I Vitelloni is the more touching and tender film. Just as Marcello in La Dolce Vita wanted art and journalism and Guido in 8 1/2 wanted success and honesty, Moraldo, who's name is clearly a stupid pun, is envious of a lifestyle he doesn't want to lose yet and respectful towards another one he'll have to eventually embrace which all leads into a bittersweet ending.