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Considering La Dolce Vita was such a huge international success both financially and culturally, the extras on the second disc are a little frustrating. One would think a second disc of extras would include interviews, a new featurette on production and historical significance, maybe some press, promotional footage at the time La Dolce Vita was released, or the 1961 footage of the Academy Award presentation for Best Foreign Film. What is provided is a frustrating hodgepodge of piecemeal interviews and lost video footage that provide little insight to Fellini's classic. The "Remembering the Sweet Life" documentary is merely a 6.5-minute interview with Anita Ekberg shot in 1987 for Italian television, merged with 2 minutes of footage from 1990's Mostra di cinema di Venezia where Felllini presents Marcello Mastroianni a lifetime achievement award, a 2.5-minute interview with Marcello Mastroianni (1990), and a 2-minute clip of Fellini's Intervista in which the aged Ekberg and Mastroianni are watching themselves in La Dolce Vita. That's it! "The Cinecitta: The House of Fellini" is nothing more than a montage of video footage from Fellini's office set to music. The "Fellini, Roma and Cinecitta" interview is simply a videotaped interview of Fellini and a reporter (circa 1990) as they walk through the streets of Rome. For 6 minutes, Fellini pretty much just describes why he loves Rome. Yes, it will inspire you to take a trip to Rome, but will not tell you anything about La Dolce Vita. The bulk of the DVD extras is "Fellini TV: A Collection of Never Before Seen Shorts." At the start of the segment is a note from Fellini saying this is footage that was cut from Fred and Ginger. He does not necessarily want to show it, but if anyone does, he hopes it doesn't embarrass him. Only a hardcore Fellini fan will get very much satisfaction from this feature. --Rob Bracco
He longs to emulate Steiner and is convinced this man knows how to live life fully.
Fellini directed a brilliant film with much to ponder and contemplate as most shots leave most of the story for the audience to reflect upon.
Even though life may not always be so sweet, a classic movie like LA DOLCE VITA can sure add some spice to it.
A masterful Criterion release. By far, the best this film has EVER looked on home video. The soundtrack, although in MONO conveys Nino Rota's classic score in a high resolution... Read morePublished 8 hours ago by Ralph A. Mazzeo, Jr.
There are occasions when you know you are in the presence of greatness but can't quite work out why. This kind of experience is provided by Fellini's classic LA DOLCE VITA. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Dr. Laurence Raw
Anita Ekberg died last week,so I thought it was time to watch the DVD of "La Dolce Vita" (hereafter, LDV) that I had bought around Christmas time. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Stanley Crowe
La Dolce Vita marks a turning point in Fellini's career, from Italian Neorealism to his outlandish fantasism. Read morePublished 11 days ago by B. Adducchio
I have been trying to view some of the "classics" that I had never seen and this was one of them. sorry but to me it is not a classic but instead a boring and dull movie. Read morePublished 17 days ago by john w
What do you do with your days?
What do you like to do most?
La dolce vita. 1960.
This movie is about a grand large scale something, that is actually life. Read more
The transfer to Blu-ray is excellent. The movie is a time capsule for the period.Published 28 days ago by WeHoLancer
Fellini's best? Hard to say. It is all black and white which gives it an aura that the color movies may not have. Read morePublished 1 month ago by osapientia