I see from the sentimental side of faith someone who has 'lost' in everything that no longer does not exist in the way of religion for almost 40 years. Everything he does and he sees must make him wonder about his own faith, but every time he almost goes to that point there are things that make him reject the existence of "faith" in him
At the beginning I found it tried a bit too hard, with it's ostentatious homages to Fellini. But I found it quite unique. The soundtrack was great, the photography gorgeous, and the dialogue fantastic in conveying depth, sorrow and the subtle desperation of assholes. Definitely a favourite.
A spiritual successor to 'La Dolce Vita' that satires sentimentalists, contemporary art and contemporary Rome. However, 'The Great Beauty' is more of a religious film than anything else. Although at times, the film feels long, drags, Sorrentino never ceased to continually spellbind with me with the film's divine cinematography and with Jeb's worn-tailored-dog schoolboy charm. Hilariously charming throughout.
what if fellini were a second rate director and pseudo intellectual misogynist in the year 2013? like asking what if chopin were skrillex, the comparison ceases to mean anything because he'd consequently be a different person entirely, and not a very interesting one