Tom Schiller: Dolce Gilda

"'La Dolce Gilda,'" Tom Schiller recalled of an early directing effort, "was an attempt to capture the sadness of Gilda

[Radner] when she was at parties and all these sycophants would come around her, done in the style of Federico Fellini, my favorite director. We shot it in black and white after the show, at a place where we had our parties sometimes. For the end of the film, where she says, 'Go away, leave me alone,' we stayed up all night in order to get the real feeling of dawn coming up. Then I realized you could shoot that at dusk and it looks the same!"

[Fellini later pronounced the film "very sweet."]

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