8½

(1963)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 14, 1963  |   Run Time - 139 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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8½ (Italian title: Otto e mezzo [ˈɔtto e mˈmɛddzo]) is a 1963 comedy-drama film directed by Federico Fellini. Co-scripted by Fellini, Tullio Pinelli, Ennio Flaiano, and Brunello Rondi, it stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous Italian film director. Shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Gianni di Venanzo, the film features a soundtrack by Nino Rota with costume and set designs by Piero Gherardi.

Its title refers to it being Fellini's eighth and a half film as a director. His previous directorial work consisted of six features, two short segments, and a collaboration with another director, Alberto Lattuada, the latter three treated as "half" films. The plot concerns a director (played by Marcello Mastroianni) who suffers from stifled creativity as he attempts to direct an epic science fiction film.

8½ won two Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design (black-and-white). Acknowledged as an avant-garde film and a highly influential classic, it was among the top 10 on BFI The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, ranked third in a 2002 poll of film directors conducted by the British Film Institute and is also listed on the Vatican's compilation of the 45 best films made before 1995, the 100th anniversary of cinema.

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Box Office

$188,052

Tags

Adultery, Art/Music, Extramarital Affair, Guido, Mind-Bending/Experimental

Attributes

Filming Location: Italy
Narrative Location: Rome
Subject: creativity, film industry
Time Period: 1960s

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8 1/2
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8 e mezzo
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8 és 1/2
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8 és ½
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8.5
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8gwa 1/2
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8과 1/2
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Achteinhalb
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Astoņarpus
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Aštuoni su puse
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Eight and a Half
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Federico Fellini's 8 1/2
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Federico Fellini's 8½
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Fellini 8 1/2
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Fellini 8½
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Fellini ocho y medio
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Fellini, ocho y medio
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Fellinis Achteinhalb
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Huit et demi
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La bella confusione
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Nyolc és fél
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Oito e Meio
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Opt și jumătate
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Osam i po
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Osem a pol
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Otto e Mezzo
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Sekiz Buçuk
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Vuit i mig
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Οκτώμισι
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Вісім з половиною
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Осем и половина
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八又二分之一
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八部半
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