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La dolce vita

Federico Fellini

 
La dolce vita (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

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  • Italy
  • 1960
  • 174 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 2.35:1
  • Italian
  •  
  • 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.

Credits

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 »

Interviews

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All in the Family: A Conversation with Maren Ade

By Hillary Weston December 20, 2016

With only three features under her belt, German director Maren Ade has become one of contemporary cinema’s keenest observers of human behavior. Marked by a biting sense of humor, her . . . Read more »


Clippings

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Did You See This?

December 02, 2016

Pedro Almodóvar is everywhere! Coinciding with the release of his latest film, Julieta, and a career retrospective now playing at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Yorker’s in-depth profile on . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries


Clippings

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Did You See This?

June 03, 2016

For the Edition, the online publication of the Metrograph theater, which is currently hosting a Brian De Palma retrospective, novelist Megan Abbott writes about the films that actor Nancy Allen . . . Read more »


Three Reasons


Photo Galleries


Interviews


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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