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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.
What they do doesn't make a lot of sense, they flounder around and do stupid things just like the rest of us, only with better clothes, cars and houses.
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.
This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I've never seen it looking as good as it does on this Criterion Blu-Ray disc. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Lee
This influential film gives me an understanding of Fellini. I've seen a number of his other movies and thought they were okay but i see them in a different light. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Allan K. Betz
Fellini had been working up to this moment, this film for years. Criterion releases the best images yet available and throws in some tasty extra treats not found on the Fox Lobber... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Russell E. Scott