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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.
This movie is absolutely fantastic and very cool. It is not however one of the movies in which Marcello Mastroianni is funny. For that look to the Sophia Loren comedies. Read morePublished 7 days ago by E. Shipp
With all of the fuss about this movie and our upcoming trip to Rome, we decided to watch this. What a strange movie. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Criterion Blu-ray print of La Dolce Vita is gorgeous..., I will let others review the movie, which I love and is a classic...Published 12 days ago by David Margules
2 DVD discs - 1 is the movie and 2 is commentary/radio interviews. Long movie indeed in a beautiful language, with beautiful people running from feeling themselves or realizing... Read morePublished 12 days ago by N. Lester
I would contact the seller if new how to contact the seller but this video will not play at all . I attempted in DVD player and computer.Published 19 days ago by Lindy
La dolce vita is one of my favorite movies. Being an Italian 78 year old,
Fellini and his movies are definitely an essential part of my movie mania. Read more