Ever since I noticed that Joanna over at For Cinephiles by a Cinefille had taken on the 30 Day Film Challenge, I've been a little anxious to tackle the rather narcissistic meme. It's true that I may have been one of those annoying kids who Facebook posted like mad during the height of the 30 Day Music Challenge (because obviously everyone needed me to profess my distaste for Train and my love of the Adam and the Ants song "Dog Eat Dog"), so this, of course, is right up my proverbial alley. Plus: now that M. and I are part of the LAMB, we're thinking it may be time to slowly draw back the curtain on our masked identities and let you in on a little more about us. Let the documentation begin!
Day 1: Your Favorite Movie:
Our story begins with Christ suspended from a helicopter and ends with a 'monster' washed up on a beach, communication fractured, the hobgoblins debauched and dancing across the treeline. If you've been following this blog through our binge on traditions back in December, you may recall that I've already professed my deep love for Fellini's La Dolce Vita. There may be naysayers who claim it's an overrated and overblown film, or that it pales in comparison to 8 1/2 (another favorite), but to them I scoff, look away, and covertly raise a middle finger. You can't tell me otherwise, kids. This ain't no phase, it's real love. La Dolce Vita is one of those films seen at an impressionable age that forever altered the way I look at and appraise cinema. Fellini finds the beauty, the divine, even, amidst Rome's disaffected upper class. The film pulses with life in vibrant black and white, meandering and crackling down the Via Veneto, through the Trevi fountain, on ghost hunts, and orgiastic parties.