La grande bellezza (2013)
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- The Great Beauty
- 141 min.
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Brilliantly sumptuous style that perfectly captures a society trapped in a circle of perennial self-indulgence, which stifles any meaningful human value. A portrait of utter decadence without become itself decadent is not an easy coup and Sorrentino's film fully succeeds in it by subtly maintaining a notion of human loss . A modern classic with many memorable, superbly imagined and executed scenes.
This touched me in so many different ways (lol). With ease the best film of the decade so far.
Stunning story and cinematography. Lots of lush colours and a marvellous fluid camera. Great performances, too.
I understand the comparisons to La Dolce Vita and 8 1/2, but I don't think that saying that this is better or worse than Fellini's works is quite fair. The similarities are there, but The Great Beauty is its own thing.
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This movie ranks #26 in European Film Award - Best Film
This movie ranks #54 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
This movie ranks #64 in BBC's The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #66 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film
This movie ranks #151 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #197 in iCheckMovies's Most Favorited
This movie ranks #296 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
This movie ranks #832 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #971 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die