8½ Overview:

(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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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: What is this flash of joy that's giving me new life? Please forgive me sweet creatures; I didn't realize, I didn't know. How right it is to accept you, to love, you... and how simple! Luisa, I feel I've been set free. Everything looks good to me, it has a sense, it's true. How I wish I could explain, but I can't... everything's going back to what it was. Everything's confused again, but that confusion is me; how I am, not how I'd like to be. And I'm not afraid to tell the truth now, what I don't know, what I'm seeking. Only like that do I feel alive and I can look into your loyal eyes without shame. Life is a party, let's live it together. I can't say anything else, to you or others. Take me as I am, if you can... it's the only way we can try to find each other.


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


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The film's working title was "La Bella Confusione", i.e. "The Beautiful Confusion".
Was the basis for the Broadway Musical "Nine", which won the Tony for best musical in 1982 and for best musical revival in 2003.
Italian censorship visa # 39461 delivered on 6-2-1963.
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