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


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!


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A scene was mooted that involved Marcello's relationship with an older writer, Dolores, to be played by Oscar winning actress Luise Rainer. After much protracted discussions and difficulties, due to Luise Rainer's wish to rewrite her role somewhat, Federico Fellini cancelled the scene altogether. The actress was furious, reportedly saying, "I have spoiled a priceless piece of cloth on this character that will never be!"
The film contributed the term "paparazzo" to the language. The term derives from Marcello's photographer friend Paparazzo. Federico Fellini took the name "Paparazzo", as he explained in a later interview, from the name of someone he met in Calabria (Southern Italy) where Greek names are still common. "Paparazzi" is the plural meaning.
Asked how he got the idea for the film, Federico Fellini replied that one year the fashions made the women in Rome look like big flowers. Several extremely exaggerated costumes here and there in the film (such as two women guests' cloaks in the sequence of the party at the castle) point back to this original inspiration.
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