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on 12 January 2016
The film is an all time classic and the transfer to DVD is excellent. I also appreciate the bonus material. Interesting interviews and background material.
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on 13 February 2015
This movie is one of my all time favourites, loved the quality, the price and the fact I got it in 3 days...Cheers Amazon!!!
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on 20 January 2016
A cult film. The quintessential Fellini. Mastroianni looks and acts superb.Anita Eckberg a bit wooden, but then.....
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on 14 April 2016
A film with a rich intelligent story and characters. Also some lovely black and white cinematography, a real classic.
Film presented in Widescreen.
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on 3 September 2007
Fellini themes are common to many of his films, but what makes La Dolce Vita so memorable are the cynical tone, the Nina Rota music, and the string of terrific visual images.

The opening scene is of a helicopter hauling a gilded plaster statue through the air across Rome. The flying saint is a bizarre image but serves to set up the movies which is all about images and events that are never what they seem to be.

Notable are the scenes of statuesque Ekberg in that terrific strapless black dress with the voluminous skirts as she swishes around dancing and eventually wading through a city fountain. The party scenes are also notable. The first because of the intolerable intellectuals who sits around and talk and talk but never do anything. The last party has the indelible image of Mastroianni "riding" a drunken blonde woman as though she were a horse. The final image of the giant dead fish is quite unsettling as it symbolizes their bloated lives.

Fellini is brilliant in filling scenes with odd people as extras, usually hideously dressed or wearing ugly glasses. The "gallery" of people who inhabit the city is one of grotesques, vapid fashion slaves, the rich, hangers on, etc.

A long film, but highly recommended and very memorable.
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on 26 August 2015
classic beauty
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on 24 June 2006
Yes, it could be argued that the film goes on a bit, but there's so much visual poetry and philosophical resonance in every scene, all of which conspire to make this film one of the greatest ever. Enduringly relevant and satisfying.
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on 4 March 2015
Visually a superb quality film - audio sync can fade a bit though
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on 12 March 2015
I bought this bluray disc because I had seen it as a teenager in the 60's and was curious how the years had treated it. To my surprise it was very good( except for the cloths which made it dated) , and a film of many merits incl. its director Federico Fellini , who was a master at telling a story and using the right location to add atmosphere to the film.A very good restored print , clean and clear , in Italian with English subtitles.
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on 5 June 2009
Well, if you are a child of the sixties and a student of the film then you cannot be but knocked out by this movie. It defined everything that was cool at that time. We all (male that is)wanted to be Marcello M and the symbolism was almost too much to bear. The sexuality was understated but because of that was so intense. Some films and books change your life -this is in that category.
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