Living La Vita! Audio Blu-ray Review of Federico Fellini's ‘La Dolce Vita’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of audio Blu-ray DVD review of “La Dolce Vita,” the Federico Fellini film masterpiece that introduced the 1960s to itself, and the term “Paparazzi” to the language, now available through Paramount Pictures wherever Blu-rays are sold. Blu-ray rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

This is the story of Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni), a tabloid journalist who lives the “La Dolce Vita” … the luxurious but self indulgent life. The story is split into seven days in his timeline, not consecutive days, in which he wrestles the themes of his existence – religion, sex, family and death – the usual things. Along the way his fiancee Emma (Yvonne Furneaux) is angry at him; he’s also trying to seduce a gorgeous starlet (Anita Ekberg), who is ignoring him; a religious miracle turns out not to be a miracle; and his estranged Dad (Annibale Ninchi) wants to hang out with him. His times, they are a-changin’.

La Dolce Vita
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EXTRAS The print is the 4K digital restoration undertaken by Cineteca di Bologna and contains a special introduction by Martin Scorsese (naturally).

Audio Film Review of “La Dolce Vita” by Patrick McDonald of …

The Vodcast! Patrick McDonald of appears on the KICKING THE SEAT video podcast discussing LA DOLCE VITA. Click PAPARAZZO to watch.

Paramount Pictures presents ”La Dolce Vita” now on Blu-ray DVD wherever Blu-rays are sold. Featuring Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux, Walter Santesso, Annibale Ninchi and Anita Ekberg. Story/Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano and Tulio Pinelli. Directed by Federico Fellini. Not Rated. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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