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Jon Negroni makes his long-awaited return to Extra Milestone to investigate Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, one of his very favorite films. For 60 years, the film has gained a reputation of being one of the most insightful and layered journeys of World Cinema, and I had a wonderful time learning about its many rich cinematic attributes from Jon. Tune in to hear the two of us break down the film’s cinematography, the way it uses the city of Rome to help tell its story, the many exciting chapters that comprise the plot, and more!

NEXT WEEK: To kick off the month of June, I will be joined by my former coworker and very close friend Tyler Chambers to review Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Blues Brothers, two all-time comedy classics!

MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE: “la dolce vita” by Nino Rota.


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Sam Noland

Sam is a frequent contributor to Cinemaholics, former co-host of Anyway, That's All I Got, and currently hosts the weekly Extra Milestone podcast. He'll watch anything once, but makes no guarantees about whether or not he'll remember it.


  • Kal Robbie says:

    Man you can really tell this is one of Jon’s favorite movies. Definitely checking this one out soon.

  • Newfinch says:

    I put this over 8 1/2 but not by much. Jon nailed it when he described the way this film encapsulates the midpoint of Fellini’s career and the best of his filmography as a whole. not his wackiest film or his most grounded, but that’s what makes it his most interesting (for me). I’d argue the Trevy fountain sequence is the most iconic of all his films and among Italian cinema’s finest moments.

  • Timmy Turner says:

    I guess you could say the next episode will be the Holy Grail of Extra Milestones? Seriously, though, I’m pretty curious to hear what Sam thinks of this one, especially so recently after the Life of Brian ep.

  • WarmHands says:

    One of the greatest movies ever made. Period.

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