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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita






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    • La dolce vita A cross-cultural activity for students of Italian as a second language April 27, 2009 Giuliana Guazzaroni, Sabrina Leone, Rustam Shadiev
    • Let’s interact! What is “ La dolce vita” in your view? 1 A famous event in Italy 3 A famous Italian movie 2 A famous Italian restaurant 4 A famous tour in Italy
    • La dolce vita…. … is a 1960 film directed by Federico Fellini.
    • Let’s translate!! How would you translate “ La dolce vita” in your language?
    • La dolce vita… … is the Italian for "The Sweet Life“.
    • Objectives of this unit
      • Introduce a famous Italian movie;
      • interact to discover:
        • “ La dolce vita”;
        • famous locations in Rome;
      • compare Rome with other cities
      • around the world.
    • Assessment
        • Interaction 20%;
        • participation 20%;
        • fluency 20%;
        • contents 30%;
        • vocabulary 10%.
    • Brainstorming “ La dolce vita” makes me think to…
    • La dolce vita: plot
      • The story is set in Rome in the 1950s.
      • Marcello ( Marcello Mastroianni ) is a young journalist (society gossip columnist) who spends his days between celebrities and rich people, seeking for short-lived joy in parties.
      • When a famous film star comes to Rome, he does everything he can to meet her, and when he does, he is totally charmed by her.
      • She is a Swedish-American movie star named Sylvia ( Anita Ekberg ) with whom he shares a moment in the Fontana di Trevi in Rome.
      • The film shows seven days and nights in the life of the reporter.
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKN1T3K1idg Let’s watch! La Fontana di Trevi
    • Let’s complete! All the places below are related to the movie. Complete with the first/second part of famous places in Rome and add the source from which you retrieved information (e x.:______ Borghese (Villa Borghese; source: http://en.villaborghese.it/ ). 1.        Dome of ______ 2.        ______ Veneto 3.        Piazza del ______ 4.        ______ di Trevi
    • Famous locations in Rome
      • Most of the film was shot at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. Set designer Piero Gherardi created over eighty locations, including the Via Veneto , the dome of Saint Peter's with the staircase leading up to it, and various nightclubs.
      • Other sequences were shot on location such as the party at the aristocrats' castle filmed in the real Bassano di Sutri palace north of Rome.
      • Fellini combined constructed sets with location shots, depending on script requirements.
    • La Fontana di Trevi
      • The famous scene in the Trevi Fountain was shot in March when nights were still cold.
      • Fellini claimed that Anita Ekberg stood in the cold water in her dress for hours without any trouble
      • Mastroianni had to wear a wetsuit beneath his clothes. It was only after "he polished off a bottle of vodka" that Fellini could shoot the scene with Mastroianni.
    • Let’s find out new vocabulary!
      • The character of Paparazzo , the news photographer (played by Walter Santesso) who works with Marcello, is the origin of a funny word used in many languages to describe intrusive photographers.
      • Which one?
    • Group work
      • Task 1 . Describe the protagonists by minimum 3 personal and 3 physical characteristics and then report to others:
          • Group A: describe Marcello;
          • Group B: describe Anita.
      • Task 2 . Talk about your experience:
          • Have you ever visited Rome? If you have, please tell us your impressions.
          • In this movie, is Rome the same city that you have visited or imagined?
    • WebQuest (asynchronous task)
      • Prepare a short presentation in which you compare Rome with another city you have visited.
    • References
      • Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_dolce_vita
      • YouTube Channel “Tesori di Roma”: http:// www.youtube.com/profile?gl = IT&hl = it&user = tesoridiroma
      • Movie database: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053779/
      • Allmovie: http://www.allmovie.com/work/27906
      • Rai International http://www.italica.rai.it/cinema/film/dolcevita.htm
      Image: deglispiriti http://www.flickr.com/photos/73853155@N00/294649716/