La Dolce Vita  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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La dolce vita (Italian for "The Sweet Life") is a 1960 film directed by Federico Fellini. It is usually cited as the film that signals the split between Fellini's earlier neo-realist films and his later art films.

Marcello Mastroianni plays a disillusioned and self-loathing tabloid columnist who spends his days and nights exploring Rome's high society.

Influence

The character of Paparazzo, the news photographer (played by Walter Santesso) who works with Marcello, is the origin of the word used in many languages (normally in the plural, paparazzi) to describe intrusive photographers.'

Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation shows a heavy influence from the film. The scene in which Kelly is being interviewed in LIT very much resembles the scene in which Sylvia is being interviewed. Later in the film, Charlotte and Bob meet in the middle of the night and watch the famous fountain scene while drinking wine.




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