(1963)

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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

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  • Barbara Steele in 8½ (1963)
  • Anouk Aimée and Sandra Milo in 8½ (1963)
  • Federico Fellini and Claudia Cardinale in 8½ (1963)
  • Anouk Aimée in 8½ (1963)
  • Marcello Mastroianni in 8½ (1963)
  • Marcello Mastroianni in 8½ (1963)

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31 March 2018 | Hitchcoc
9
| Such Vitriol
I have to admit that my love of movies has always allowed me to endure those which demand a lot of me. When I watched my first Fellini movies, I have to admit I was confused. I was young and they were intimidating. And, yes, there were a lot of pretentious people around, acting as if they understood every second. What films like "8 1/2" did for me was to stretch my own thoughts and intellectual being. Those of you who write such angry commentary on movies thought to be classics by the vast majority critics seem to think that Fellini was making art so people could sit around pontificating. To give this a one out of ten shows a kind of petulance and childishness. It simply shows that you have disdain for people that don't agree with you, not with the director or his product. It would be like disliking "Ghandi" because people who see it sit around with their friends and pretend to be compassionate. There are numerous parts of this film that are very accessible and gripping. Fellini was attempting to show how difficult it is to make films that give us the soul of the director.

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