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Unformatted text preview: Fellinis 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. Marcellos 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 films 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 Fellinis faade of a perfect world, where life is ever so sweet. The parties and sex every night are like drugs to the glamorous and its 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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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course ITAL 335 taught by Professor Chambless during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08