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Italian Style: LA DOLCE VITA

Fellini’s emotional travelogue of the soul of modern Rome is a seductive meditation on what was truly meaningful (if anything) for the dusk-to-dawn Italian jet set of the era. 216 more words

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2015 Blind Spot Series: "La Dolce Vita"

For the film’s main character Marcello, La Dolce Vita or “the sweet life” is like a carrot dangling before a horse. It keeps him moving forward while remaining out of reach. 1,013 more words

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Anita Ekberg and Anthony Steel

Anita Ekberg (1931 – 2015), Swedish-born beauty queen, model and actress, married to British actor Anthony Steel from 1956 to 1959.

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Anita Ekberg with Pierluigi Praturlon

Anita Ekberg (29 Sep 1931 Mälmo, Sweden – 11 Jan 2015 Rocca di Pappa, Italia) with Pierluigi Praturlon, photographer of the golden age of Italian postwar cinema, died 1999. 34 more words

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A tiny Charles Olson is menaced by a 50-foot Anita Ekberg in Fellini’s Le tentazioni del dottor Antonio.