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February 19, 2010
From its opening sequence, you know this is different:
A plaster statue of Christ, suspended by cables from a helicopter, flies past the ruins of an ancient Roman aqueduct.
Fellini's dark look at the decadent life style of the rich and famous turns 50 years this year.
The film was pronounced unsuitable for all by the Catholic Church, yet it went on to win every major award.
After all the excesses of the last 50 years, it almost seems tame.
The famous scene in the Fountain was shot over a week in winter.
According to the BBC, Anita Ekberg stood in the cold water in her dress for hours without complaining, while it took a wetsuit and a bottle of vodka to get Mastroianni comfortable enough to shoot the scene.
Fortunately that tidbit didn’t get out at the time, or it might have affected generations of Italian males.
But I would forgive Marcello anything.
Was there ever a more revered actor?
When he died, the city of Rome dimmed the lights and shut off the water at the Trevi Fountain in his honor.
When you talk about Italian film it's impossible to know where to begin.
Director Pietro Germi's,"Divorce, Italian Style," made before Italian law admitted legal divorce, got an entire genre named after it: "la commedia all'italiana."
Antonioni made something out of nothing, in “L'avventura.’'
Mario Monicelli’s "Casanova ’70," is about a man (Marcello) who can only make love when he feels that he is in imminent danger.
Vittorio De Sica's "Shoeshine" and "The Bicycle Thief," made with largely amateur actors, remains one of the most unforgettable films of all time.
But, it is, of course, La Dolce Vita’s year.
It's the film that contributed the term "paparazzi" to the language, deriving from Marcello's photographer friend Paparazzo.
A few years ago, director Quentin Tarantino, a great fan of old Italian movies, called the current state, "Depressing."
"How dare he talk about Italian cinema when he doesn't know anything about American cinema," shot back Sophia Loren.
Who would argue with Sophia? Not me.
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