Marcello’s Speech on Domestic Relationships in La Dolce Vita Remains More Resonant Today Than Ever

Numerous scenes in La Dolce Vita stand out for their intensity–from Sylvia (Anita Ekberg) traipsing around in a silent Trevi Fountain at dawn to Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni) throwing feathers on a drunk, pathetic woman at a party. But there is something about Marcello’s furied, fervent speech to his girlfriend, Emma …

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.: The “Girls” of the Literary World

There’s something about describing Brooklyn in any way–it doesn’t seem to matter how generic or thoughtless–that gets people, to quote Shane Black, “wetter than Drew Barrymore at a grunge club.” No matter how superficial, artificial or parodying the portrayal of this particular borough is, people are all over whatever piece …