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La Dolce Vita (1960) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Federico Fellini and produced by Franco Magli, Giuseppe Amato and Angelo Rizzoli.

Academy Awards 1961 --- Ceremony Number 34 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionPiero GherardiNominated
Best Costume DesignPiero GherardiWon
Best DirectorFederico FelliniNominated
Best WritingFederico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, Brunello RondiNominated
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La Dolce Vita (1960)

By Beatrice on Mar 22, 2017 From Flickers in Time

La Dolce Vita Directed by Federico Fellini Written by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, and Brunello Rondi 1960/Italy/France Riama Film/Cinecitta/Pathe Consortium Cinema/Gray-Film Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Life is bittersweet in th... Read full article


Criterion: La Dolce Vita

By Aaron West on Oct 29, 2014 From Criterion Blues

Oct 29 Posted by aaronwest LA DOLCE VITA, FEDERICO FELLINI, 1960 While ultimately a distinctively Fellini arthouse project, La Dolce Vita is also an ambitious, sprawling epic. There?s a lot of story to tell, and it does so through a tightly structured sequence of loosely connected scenes, taking pl... Read full article


Criterion: La Dolce Vita

By Aaron West on Oct 29, 2014 From Criterion Blues

Oct 29 Posted by aaronwest LA DOLCE VITA, FEDERICO FELLINI, 1960 While ultimately a distinctively Fellini arthouse project, La Dolce Vita is also an ambitious, sprawling epic. There?s a lot of story to tell, and it does so through a tightly structured sequence of loosely connected scenes, taking pl... Read full article


Criterion: La Dolce Vita

By Aaron West on Oct 29, 2014 From Criterion Blues

Oct 29 Posted by aaronwest LA DOLCE VITA, FEDERICO FELLINI, 1960 While ultimately a distinctively Fellini arthouse project, La Dolce Vita is also an ambitious, sprawling epic. There?s a lot of story to tell, and it does so through a tightly structured sequence of loosely connected scenes, taking pl... Read full article


La Dolce Vita (1960)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 9, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Starring Marcello Mastroianni and directed by Federico Fellini, this Italian film set in Rome follows a tabloid reporter named Marcello. If he is not finding a scoop with other ravenous reporters, he spends time with his wary girlfriend, falls for an American bombshell, talks with a cultured family ... Read full article


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Marcello Rubini: [to Emma] A man who agrees to live like this is a finished man, he's nothing but a worm! I don't believe in your aggressive, sticky, maternal love! I don't want it, I have no use for it! This isn't love, it's brutalization!


Marcello Rubini: You are the first woman on the first day of creation. You are mother, sister, lover, friend, angel, devil, earth, home.


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It seems that term "paparazzo" was coined by Federico Fellini himself. Paparazzo means "sparrow" in one Italian dialect (in normal usage the Italian for "sparrow" is "passero"). Fellini explained that the photographers hopping and scurrying around celebrities reminded him of sparrows.
The famous scene in the Trevi Fountain was shot in March, when nights were still cold. According to Federico Fellini (in an interview with Costanzo Costantini), Anita Ekberg stood in the cold water in her dress for hours without any trouble. Marcello Mastroianni, on the other hand, had to wear a wetsuit beneath his clothes, and even that wasn't enough. Still freezing, he downed an entire bottle of vodka, so that he was completely drunk while shooting the scene.
Was voted the 6th Greatest film of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
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