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Nelson Algren and Mario De Vecchi discuss "La Dolce Vita," part 1

BROADCAST: Jun. 17, 1961 | DURATION: 00:30:24

Synopsis

Nelson Algren and Mario De Vecchi discuss the international appeal of Federico Fellini’s film, “La Dolce Vita.” In part one, Algren and Devecchi focus on the film’s main character, journalist Marcello Rubini, and his quest for identity, particularly in relation to his interactions with the film’s intellectual character, Steiner. They discuss the film’s key metaphorical images and its portrayal of the influence of media and the emotional detachment and dehumanization it can create.