The way Fellini used the camera to show close ups, long shots, images, frame within a frame, and montage were very eye catching to the audience. The film production crew relocates to Guido's hotel in an attempt to get him to work on the movie, but he evades his staff, ignores journalists, and refuses to make decisions, not even telling actors their roles.
I was a director who wanted to make a film he no longer remembers. In his defence, other kinds of coherence are brought in, a moving away from logic and consequence.
But apart from naming his hero Guido Anselmi, he still couldn't decide what his character did for a living. For example, in one of the scenes, Fellini shows Guido speaking to his father and the camera angles shows his father standing in the foreground.
The film became the most difficult feat the director ever tried to pull off. I was a director who wanted to make a film he no longer remembers. Otto e mezzo marks the first time that actress Claudia Cardinale was allowed to dub her own dialogue; previously her voice was thought to be too throaty and, coupled with her Tunisian accent, was considered undesirable.
Its solution, where it can be contrived to occur, is the connection between people, including the most unlikely of pairs. Lost in thought, Guido looks up to see all the characters of his film smiling ambiguously at him as the train enters a tunnel.
I would narrate everything that had been happening to me.
Masina is the soul of these stories, an actor gifted with one of the most expressive and vital faces ever witnessed on screen. The critic praises Guido for making a wise decision, and Guido has a revelation— he was attempting to solve his personal confusion by creating a film to help others, when instead he needs to accept his life for what it is.
His father, Urbano Fellini —born to a family of Romagnol peasants and small landholders from Gambettolamoved to Rome in as a baker apprenticed to the Pantanella pasta factory.
As with most Italian films of this period, the sound was entirely dubbed in afterwards; following a technique dear to Fellini, many lines of the dialogue were written only during post production, while the actors on the set mouthed random lines.
I was a director who wanted to make a film he no longer remembers. There will be more people here who consider it confused and confusing. The film became the most difficult feat the director ever tried to pull off.
He hired cinematographer Gianni Di Venanzoamong key personnel.
But Guido's Ideal Woman arrives in the form of an actress named Claudia. Meanwhile, Guido has recurring visions of an Ideal Woman Claudia Cardinalewhich he sees as key to his story. Fellini used mise-en-scene for 8?. It is, in a larger sense, about finding true personal happiness within a difficult, fragmented life.
But I have to confess that the longer he worked, the more I doubted Fellini. Bergman squatted down on his heels and began talking to the tadpoles with a happy smile on his face.
But Guido's Ideal Woman arrives in the form of an actress named Claudia. Guido and his wife sit together in the restaurant car of a train bound for Rome. The fantasy women attack Guido with harsh truths about himself and his sex life, and Guido literally whips them back into shape. Feb 16, · Watch video · I was overwhelmed by the access Fellini provides to his own heart and mind and by the audacity and poetry of the film.
8 1/2 stands alone in the virtual mausoleum of world cinema. 23 of 23 people found this review helpful/10(K).
Directed by Federico Fellini. With Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo. A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.
I miss out on why 8 1/2 is so highly ranked among movies--perhaps it's better understood by film students and professionals--but it does have a quality of magic. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s 8½ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema.
An early working title for 8½ was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering.
Inspired by a Fellini film, Kris Kristofferson wrote a classic road story that became a chart-topper for Janis Joplin, who recorded it days before her death. Feb 16, · Watch video · Directed by Federico Fellini.
With Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo. A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. IMDb. Movies, TV & Showtimes. The First time I saw 8 1/2 over twenty years ago; I did not like it then and I did not care much for a confused director who did not know how /10(K).8 1 2 federico fellini