La Dolce Vita (1960)

Back in the early days of entertainment, there were not a whole lot of people who got photos of actors and actresses. Enter “La Dolce Vita”, which tells the origin of the paparazzi and how the media can effect a person. Director Federico Fellini delivers an amazing story on how media can change a person’s life and putting a whole new aspect on Hollywood at the time. Along with a great cast, “La Dolce Vita” is truly a masterpiece of cinema.

The story follows Marcello, a young journalist working in Rome and is the leader of the Paparazzo, or cameramen for media. Marcello’s journey goes from an American actress arriving, a sighting of the Holy Mother, to endless parties that seem to last forever. Unfortunately, he’s duped for love as no woman loves him and is trapped for an unrealistic world of partying.

The script travels through varying locations in the vicinity of Rome and around Italy and shows one man’s passion for an art: entertainment. Federico Fellini directs a great film that showcases Rome for its entire splendor in the late 1950s as a spectacle of entertainment. The cast is brilliant, and the music fits in well with the time period. My only complaint about the movie is that it’s a little too long. Running nearly three hours, “La Dolce Vita” could have been shortened a little.

Overall, “La Dolce Vita” is a masterpiece of film for obvious reasons: it has wonderful scenery, beautifully directed, and an experience that needs to be seen.

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