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Unformatted text preview: Fellini’s La dolce vita as the Purposeless and Centerless Life of the Rich and Beautiful: Parody vs. Glamour Fellini uses the film La Dolce Vita to illustrate the monotonous lives of the rich and beautiful. Marcello’s experiences are used to capture the purposelessness of the “sweet life” and contrast it with the glitz and glamour of the Via Venuto. The world existing on the Via Venuto that Fellini constructs seems to be perfect in every aspect. Fellini “reconstruct[ed] most of the film’s sets inside the huge Teatro 5 at Cinecitta when he might have employed on-location shooting throughout the city of Rome” 1 , most likely so he could have absolute control of every facet of the production. The lights, cars, and beautiful people play into Fellini’s façade of a perfect world, where life is ever so sweet. The parties and sex every night are like drugs to the glamorous and it’s a never ending cycle with parties seemingly every night. One example of the envy the “working” people have for the sweet life is seemingly every night....
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- Spring '08
- Federico Fellini, La Dolce Vita, Marcello, sweet life