La Dolce Vita of Bonnie and Clyde – Part 1

In Film on September 26, 2012 at 4:10 am

La Dolce Vita – Image 1

La Dolce Vita of Bunny and Clyde is my aesthetic observation of these two 1960 movies made in Italy and United States respectively. The intention here is to dissect the illusive imagery of these films miles apart both literally and figuratively yet close together in their prominence in the history of cinema.

La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) made in 196o by Federico Fellini is a lengthy movie of hundred and seventy four minutes. This movie is following day to day life of Marcello Rubini, a reporter in Rome, for about a week. Contrary to the title of the movie, his life is full of disappointments and is meaningless at best.

In the opening scene of the movie, there is a flying statue of Jesus, which is taken by a helicopter; all that happens around the statue is completely of non-religious nature until the statue reaches the Vatican. This statue is not a crucified Christ. Jesus’ posture is with his arms open and flying in front, behind him the plane immitates the shape of a cross (image 1).


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