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
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
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.
well,my main problem with this fellini classic is,with its almost 3 hours running time,it lacks a central storyline.we're just given a bunch of people (with the perspective of Marcello Mastroianni character)wandering through society,.this lacks of focus makes me hard to enjoy LA DOLCE VITA completely.i hope my next fellini experience will be better than this