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Mastroianni via Ebert

By July 14, 2008No Comments

Roger Ebert repeats an anec­dote told him by Marcello Mastroianni about film­ing the fam­ous Trevi Fountain splash­about in La Dolce Vita:

The water, it was‑a very cold,” He said. “Fellini, he shoots again and again. Finally, the time for the close shot of my fin­gers reach­ing to touch‑a her cheek. I am always smoking, smoking, smoking. My fin­gers, the nicotine!”

He held them up to illustrate.

Anita’s skin is ala­baster white. Fellini, he looks‑a my fin­gers against her skin, and shouts, Marcello! When‑a you gonna learn the right way to wipe‑a your ass?

Made me laugh anyway.