Wednesday, February 18, 2009

La Dolce Vita

Federico Fellini's 1960 film "La Dolce Vita" is one of the most famous films of all time because it not only shows the world the story of Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni), a social coulmnist who spends his nights on Rome's Via Veneto, and his affair with American actress Sylvia (Anita Eckberg) while she's visting Rome; the legendary and long imitated Trevi Fountain bath scene between the Marcello and Sylvia; or because it introduced the celebrity world to a new character and term: paparazzo. "La Dolce Vita" has become ever since its release a type of cult film for many. The plot I must say is a complex one, full of metaphors, and it's a film that makes you think.
This film depicts the lifestyle in Rome during the late 50s and early 60s, gives the world a glimpse of its famous nightlife, and it shares very good examples of the Italian fashions for both men and women.
Marcello Mastroianni wears mostly throughout the film sleek and simple black suits with black ties, but one can see him donning a tuxedo or even a white suit with a blue shirt and a scarf around his neck. Also noticeable are his Persol sunglasses.
A film I really recommend watching!
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