Probably Fellini's most acclaimed work 8 ½ won two Oscars including Best Foreign Film and is one of the great films about moviemaking perhaps the reason it is filmmakers' and film buffs' ultimate film of all time. A film director (a magnificent Marcello Mastroianni) is struggling to find the creativity required to deliver his next movie and consequently is being hassled by industry figures as well as his wife (Anouk Aimée) and his mistress (Sandra Milo). In order to escape his tormentors the director retreats into a world of memories dreams and fantasies.... The result is a dazzling array of themes and images which make 8 ½ the quintessential Fellini movie. Special Features: Exclusive 50 min documentary on the famously lost ending of 8 ½: Lost Sequence Interview with Assistant Director Lina Wertmuller and Theatrical Trailers [show more]
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Marcello Mastroianni plays a character based on the film's director, Federico Fellini. Guido Anselmi (Mastroianni) is a successful filmmaker who takes a rest at a spa between projects, but finds himself creatively bankrupt and constantly pestered by his writer, several actresses, his wife and his mistress. The director begins to re-live moments from his past as he becomes increasingly distanced from the present. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
A renowned film director Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastroianni) is riding a wave of acclaim following the success of his last box office hit Unexpectedly Guido finds himself suffering from directors block As he struggles to find a new source of creativity and the inspiration to drive his next film he is distracted by various writers producers actors and actresses as well as his wife (Anouk Aimée) and his mistress (Sandra Milo) Mentally retreating from those around him he begins to recall major events in his life from both happy and painful childhood memories to the trials and tribulations of adulthood and the lovers won and lost over the years As his dreams and memories intertwine with the present reality Guido eventually begins to rediscover his missing muse Special Features Lost Sequence exclusive 50-minute documentary on the making of 8 ½ as well as that films famously lost alternative ending Interview with Lina Wertmuller (the first woman ever to be nominated for an Oscar ® for Best Director); she started as Fellinis Assistant Director on 8 ½ We caught up with her in Rome where she invites us into her home to reminisce about her friend - Federico Tribute to Fellinis speech on receiving his Life Achievement Academy® Award ReviewsTheatrical Trailers Hot Quotes Theres no doubt that 8½ is Fellinis real masterpiece Derek Malcolm The Guardian Beyond doubt a work of art of the first magnitude Newsweek Complex sexy endlessly imaginative and boasting moments of magic this is one of the best films about filmmaking cinemas greatest evocation of a creative mental block and perhaps the fullest expression of the term Fellini-esque Empire Masterpiece! NewsweekPlease note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play