Don't you want to say, "Ah, Marcello" every time you see his face? Fellini crammed a lot of movie into this movie. Lots of plots. I watched it in multiple sittings. Big shout out to Alain Cuny, who is magnificent in 'La corruzione'.
This movie is great in all aspects and it shows why Fellini is one of the best director ever. I really appreciate this movie as art and as a vision of life. La Dolce Vita affected me so much emotionally that it might take me a while to watch it again, but touching me like that is surely the sign of a "special" movie.
Top Ten countdown – #2 In the aftermath of cinema's greatest movement, how can you depict life again? A question echoed in Marcello's own struggle to find meaning in an Italy where spirituality is replaced by modernity. He traverses a void, a vapid existence of event after event, splashed by the horrors of human tragedy and the indulgences of this new world. Then there is Paola, a miracle, and she redeems us all.
What does it say about a film when it's best scene, the 2nd episode involving Anita Ekberg, is almost completely inconsequential to the rest of it. In general, I'm rather torn about this film. On one hand, I love the episodes 1,2,7 and the epilogue. On the other hand, episodes 4,5,6 left very little of an impression and I was bored by episode 3. The episodes feel less a like a structure and more like unrelated events
Somewhat of an unmovable slab in Fellini's oeuvre -and perhaps not the best starting place - this is nevertheless a superb dawdle through life's lesser instincts and motivations, as seen through a ravishing but razor-sharp lens. The imagery stays with you right from the start as Christ is displaced for this new world of empty hedonistic fun. Perhaps the closet cinema has come to a groggy hangover.
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