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Fellini and Felines: Italian Obsessions - The Soul of the Heel: An American's Life in Puglia
In Federico Fellini’s masterpiece “La Dolce Vita,” Marcello Mastroianni becomes infatuated with the gorgeous Anita Ekberg but not before she finds a stray kitten on the streets of Rome and fondles it lovingly. She follows this up with a dip in the Trevi Fountain and it’s all over for poor Marcello. This iconic scene is illustrative …