Another Top 5 segment from The MacGuffin. This time Allen and Edward share their top 5 film scores.
There is a moment in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita (1960) that has remained fixed in my mind. It happens a little more than halfway through the film, where the protagonist has a tender scene with his father. This comes after the two of them had a random but short reunion. At first, the time the two have is a happy one, for they have not seen in each for quite some time, but as the father’s intentions become clear, we find that he has come to Rome to drink and flirt with women, instead of spending quality time with his son. As the night ends, with the father hung over and in a hurry to catch the next train home, the protagonist begs for him to stay. Suddenly, seeing that the desperate pleads to his father fall on deaf ears, the protagonist stops, looks at him, and simply says, “We never see each other.”