Nico's first appearance in Fellini's

"La Dolce Vita"

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The dialogue happens as follows:
(fast translation by myself from German to English)

Mas: Nico!
Nico: Marcellino!
Mas: How's it going, my love? Where are you going?
Nico: I'm heading for Bassamo di Suprio with my fiancé
Mas: Why don't you take me with you?
Nico: If you'd like to...
Mas: By the way, Paparazzo wanted to do a photo series with you for the Vogue.
Nico: Thanks, but I'm not working anymore as a model. I haven't for a whole year. That's history.
Voice from the background: Nico!
Nico: Yes? (turns round) Aaah! Here they are already!

Camera focusses on driving car.

Guy in the car: Nicolina! Here! Over here!
Nico (bends towards the car): You've got a free place for a friend of mine?
Car-guy: Perhaps the ones behind. (points to car behind his car)

Car drives away, Nico steps onto the road and stops the next car.

Nico: Stop! Is there any room for two poor students?
Female voice from inside of car: Hello, darling!
Male voice from car: You should try it at the 1400er back there, you can sit more comfortable there.
Nico (sighs): Oh dio mio!

Car drives off, next car approaches.

Nico: Stop! Stop! Oliviero, you've got two places left for me?
Oliviero: Yeah! I'm curious for whom you picked up there.
Nico (to Mas): Come!
Nico and Mas step into the car.
Oliviero (to other woman inside the car): When we're outside of Rome, you can take over the wheel, ma chère.
Other woman: You know, otherwise, I'll take a taxi.
Other car drives by.
Driver of the other car: We go there via Capranica, the short-cut through the olive grove!
Female voice: We've got to be sparing of fuel.
Fade out

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The video was recorded from German television, saved as Quicktime movie, with Apple's "MoviePlayer" several video and audio tracks were added (the video title, the video fade-in and fade-out, the audio track fades were done with an external editor and then pasted into the film with "MoviePlayer"). Then I encoded the videotrack using "Sparkle" as MPEG-video, encoded the audio track as MPEG layer2 using "MPEG Audio Creator" and pasted these two tracks together again in "MoviePlayer".

To conclude, the file consists of a video track: and an audio track: So the file should be playable using QuickTime 3.0 or a MPEG-compatible video player.

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started on 2/22/1999
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