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La dolce vita

Federico Fellini

 
La dolce vita (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

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  • Italy
  • 1960
  • 174 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 2.35:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #733

The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success—ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome’s rich and glamorous, the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist (a sublimely cool Marcello Mastroianni) during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight. This mordant picture was an incisive commentary on the deepening decadence of contemporary Europe, and it provided a prescient glimpse of just how gossip- and fame-obsessed our society would become.

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Disc Features

  • New 4K digital restoration by The Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with filmmaker Lina Wertmüller, an assistant director on the film
  • New interview with scholar David Forgacs about the period in Italian history when the film was made
  • New interview with Italian journalist Antonello Sarno
  • Interview with director Federico Fellini from 1965
  • Audio interview with actor Marcello Mastroianni from the early 1960s
  • Felliniana, a presentation of La dolce vita ephemera from the collection of Don Young
  • New visual essay by filmmaker : : kogonada
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

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La dolce vita: Tuxedos at Dawn

By Gary Giddins October 21, 2014

Federico Fellini’s frantic tragicomedy is such a classic it risks being underestimated. Read more »

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June 03, 2016

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Three Reasons


Photo Galleries


Interviews


Film Essays

Current_28619id_172_thumbnail

La dolce vita: Tuxedos at Dawn

By Gary Giddins October 21, 2014

Federico Fellini’s frantic tragicomedy is such a classic it risks being underestimated. Read more »

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