We leave you with a still from the final scene in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita. In 1984, Roger Ebert told Terry Gross that the film was a touchstone for him since seeing it for the first time in 1960 — and he made sure to watch it every ten years. Ebert had this to say about the film’s protagonist, a journalist named Marcello, played by Marcello Mastroianni:
“There was this 30 year-old journalist in Rome leading this unbelievably glamorous life, with all these celebrities, and staying up all night, and going to orgies, and having all of his philosophical friends around him, and his wives, and mistresses, and miracles and stories to cover. When I saw it again…in 1970, it was somebody about my age, only he was leading a more interesting life than I was - I thought. And then when I saw it again in 1980, it was somebody ten years younger than I was and he had a lot of problems that I had outgrown.So Marcello, the character in the movie, stays the same and I can kind of measure my thoughts about the character as time goes by.”
Have a great weekend, everyone. We’ll catch you Monday.
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