I'm on the mailing list for dictionary.com, so I get a word in the mail everyday. Look at today's offering:
deus ex machina \DAY-uhs-eks-MAH-kuh-nuh; -nah; -MAK-uh-nuh\, noun:
1. In ancient Greek and Roman drama, a god introduced by means of a crane to unravel and resolve the plot.
2. Any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an apparently insoluble difficulty.
Were you guys aware of this word/phrase? Were you aware that was what Fellini was showing in La Dolce Vida? I believe it's in one of the opening shots, right?
I'll always miss Fellini. He is one of the all-time greats for me. No one was like Fellini.