This flies in the face of Taos’ (teasing?) assessment that newly viewed movies can’t be awarded the title of “favorite.” It hasn’t been two weeks since I first drank in this highly regarded classic, but in that time, the film has remained vividly in my thoughts. I’ve yet to return the copy mailed in from Netflix as I have my heart set on a second analysis. Age will certainly entrench an impossible appreciation for it, but for now, let me have my unlearned love.
For those interested, Roger Ebert (also among Taos’ list of odiums) discusses La Dolce Vita and the chore of designating ‘favorites.’ Interesting, too, are the 250+ comments.