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(1963) was a Fantasy - Drama Film directed by Federico Fellini and produced by Angelo Rizzoli.

Academy Awards 1963 --- Ceremony Number 36 (source: AMPAS)

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By Alexander Diminiano on Dec 27, 2011 From Cinemaniac Reviews

Bottom Line: Admittedly twisted, fascinatingly mind-blowing. Even better if you love film. Directed by: Federico Fellini Starring: Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, Marcello Mastroianni Intriguing 1963 Italian metafilm (film about film production) tells of a well-known filmmaker suffering an inability... Read full article


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Guido: All the confusion of my life... has been a reflection of myself! Myself as I am, not as I'd like to be.


Claudia: I don't understand. He meets a girl that can give him a new life and he pushes her away?
Guido: Because he no longer believes in it.
Claudia: Because he doesn't know how to love.
Guido: Because it isn't true that a woman can change a man.
Claudia: Because he doesn't know how to love.
Guido: And above all because I don't feel like telling another pile of lies.
Claudia: Because he doesn't know how to love.


Guido: Accept me as I am. Only then can we discover each other.


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Facts about

At one point, Federico Fellini wanted to cast Laurence Olivier in the lead role.
The title refers to the number of movies Federico Fellini had directed up until that point - six features, two short (1/2) films and "half a picture" ("Luci del Varieta'" his first, co-directed with Alberto Lattuada), for a total of 7 1/2. So this one is number 8 1/2.
The film's working title was "La Bella Confusione", i.e. "The Beautiful Confusion".
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