By Roger Ebert
Occasionally there's simply not anything extra soaking up than looking at a film that actually appears to be like at lifestyles at the darkish part, revealing these darkish components of human nature that we discover so facinating. In Roger Ebert's alternatives of 27 videos from the darkish Side, he deals a assorted choice from a glance on the seamy facet of existence in L.A. in Chinatown to a backwoods homicide long gone improper in Blood Simple. Throw in classics from Alfred Hitchcock, Notorious and Strangers on a Train, and French excursions de strength, Bob le Flambeur and Touchez Pas au Grisbi and you've acquired the primer on movie noir.
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Anderson wittily alludes to La Dolce Vita by inserting a Christ statue, a racy convertible roadster, and an ornate fountain in an Italian village piazza. Guess has been exploiting Fellini’s black and white cinematography since the nineties, most notoriously in its 1993 ad campaign featuring the voluptuous Anna Nicole Smith as a standin for Ms. Ekberg. With her black liquid eyeliner (etched upward at the edges) and revolutionary proportions (140 pounds, 36-26-38 measurements), Anna-as-Anita was a sensation.
Indd 51 6/10/15 5:21 PM “Fellini said that we should have the air of castaways on a raft, going where they were driven by any puff of wind, totally abandoned. It was an exceptional experience, marvelous; almost six months of joyful labor. One didn’t really have the impression of making a film. indd 52 OPPOSITE Fellini between takes with Magali Noël (as Fanny). OVERLEAF Marcello and Emma (Yvonne Furneaux). indd 56 6/10/15 5:22 PM OPPOSITE Marcello and Maddalena. indd 57 Maddalena strolls past a nightclub stage act.
I mean like Jeanne Moreau or Anouk Aimée in La Dolce Vita. I couldn’t believe her in those dark glasses and that black dress and that sports car. I thought that was the heaviest thing I ever saw. Anouk Aimée with that black eye. It made me want to have a black eye forever. I’d always look great. indd 45 Sylvia’s press conference. indd 46 Sylvia in the Trevi Fountain. indd 48 6/10/15 5:20 PM OPPOSITE AND ABOVE Anita Ekberg as Sylvia, in two of the film’s most iconic images: dancing at the Baths of Caracalla, and soaking up the mist and droplets of the Trevi Fountain.