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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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Best DirectorFederico FelliniNominated
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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: Could you walk out on everything and start all over again? Could you choose one single thing, and be faithful to it? Could you make it the one thing that gives your life meaning... just because you believe in it? Could you do that?"
Claudia: I don't know... could you?"
Guido: No, the character I'm thinking of couldn't. He wants to possess and devour everything. He can't pass anything up. He's afraid he'll miss something. He's drained.
Claudia: That's how the film ends?
Guido: No, that's how it begins. Then he meets a girl at the springs. She gives him water to heal him. She's beautiful... young, yet ancient... child, yet already a woman... authentic, complete. It's obvious that she could be his salvation.
[Looks over at Claudia]
Guido: You'll wear white... with long hair, just as you do now.


Guido: The truth is: I do not know... I seek... I have not yet found. Only with this in mind can I feel alive and look at you without shame.


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


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