LA DOLCE VITA (1960)$250.00
Vintage original 9 x 7″ (24 x 18 cm.) black-and-white single weight glossy silver gelatin print still photo, USA .Marcello Mastrioianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Animee, Lex Barker, dir: Federico Fellini Rome: Riama Film. Unlike the more sentimental and abstract films that would follow, La Dolce Vita is an unflinching seven-day journey through 1960s Rome, with Mastroianni, a jaded journalist at the center of the story, constantly surrounded by revelry, beautiful women and a beautiful city, but no semblance of happiness or love.
This stills reflect Fellini’s use of stark black-and-white throughout the film, which include nights that are noirish and daytime sequences that are blindingly, uncomfortably bright. This scene is for discovery of the monster, a being which the orgy participants have encountered on the beach, just caught by a fisherman. Throughout are lonely women, photographers, crowds, clubs, parties and general debauchery, with Mastroianni coming close enough to his humanity to touch it, but unable to do so.
This original still for the American release has a very detailed attached paper blurb on the verso explaining the image and the entire film. The image is borderless with very minimal use and a bit irregular left edge, ABOUT FINE.