8 1/2

8 1/2

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Director: Federico Fellini

Cast: Federico Fellini, Marcello Mastroianni, Claudia Cardinale, Anouk Aimée

     
 

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Fellini's masterpiece 8 ½ comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. The Italian soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This Image release is fine for those interested in the film, but Criterion's releaseSee more details below

Overview

Fellini's masterpiece 8 ½ comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.78:1. The Italian soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. English subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence. This Image release is fine for those interested in the film, but Criterion's release of the title is worth the extra monetary investment for those who love the movie.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Lucia Bozzola
After his international smash La Dolce Vita (1960), Federico Fellini found himself saddled with a case of director's block, inspiring him to make 8 1/2 (1963), about fictional director Guido Anselmi's case of director's block, that made visible the intimate workings of creativity. To reveal Guido's state of mind as he struggles with his filmmaking and multiple demands on his private life, Fellini seamlessly interweaves Guido's activities, fantasies, memories and dreams, doing away with any semblance of straight linear narrative structure in favor of Guido's surreally scattered psyche. In so doing, Fellini, like playwright Luigi Pirandello, reflexively examines the artistic process itself; Guido's turmoil paradoxically brings Fellini's eighth-and-a-half feature (the half stood for two shorts), to fruition. Internationally hailed as an innovative masterpiece, and a commercial success, 8 1/2 won Fellini his third Oscar for Best Foreign Film and inspired a generation of filmmakers with the singularly personal artistry that could only be described by the adjective "Felliniesque." Bob Fosse's All That Jazz (1979) and Woody Allen's Stardust Memories (1980) were their own 8 1/2s; Nine was the 1982 Broadway musical version.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/08/2002
UPC:
0014381098723
Original Release:
1963
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
2:19:00
Sales rank:
44,941

Special Features

Still gallery; Press book

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marcello Mastroianni Guido Anselmi
Claudia Cardinale Claudia
Anouk Aimée Luisa Anselmi
Sandra Milo Carla
Rossella Falk Rossella
Madeleine Le Beau French Actress
Mario Pisu Mezzabotta
Barbara Steele Gloria Morin
Neil Robinson Agent for French actor
Mino Doro Claudia's agent
Eugene Walter The Journalist
Gilda Dahlberg Journalist's Wife
Annie Gorassini Producer's Girl Friend
Ian Dallas Mindreader
Guido Alberti The Producer
Mario Conocchia Producer
Cesarino Miceli Picardi Production Inspector
John Stacy Accountant
Mark Herron Luisa's Admirer
Rosellin Como Friend
Matilda Calnan Older Journalist
Eddra Gale La Saraghina
Georgia Simmons Anselmi's grandmother
Edy Vessel Model
Annibale Ninchi Anselmi's Father
Giuditta Rissone Anselmi's Mother
Olimpia Cavalli Miss Olympia
Dina de Santis Two Young Girls in Bed
Tito Massini The Cardinal
Caterina Boratto Fashionable Woman
Jean Rougeul Writer
Maria Antonietta Beluzzi Screen-Test Candidate for La Saraghina
Polidor Clown in the Parade

Technical Credits
Federico Fellini Director,Screenwriter
Leo Cattozzo Editor
Otello Fava Makeup
Ennio Flaiano Screenwriter
Piero Gherardi Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Adrianna Olasio Editor
Tullio Pinelli Screenwriter
Angelo Rizzoli Producer
Brunello Rondi Screenwriter
Nino Rota Score Composer
Gianni Di Venanzo Cinematographer
Lina Wertmüller Asst. Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Come Into the Light [5:32]
2. A Walk in the Park [7:00]
3. Meeting Carla [7:28]
4. Mother and Father [4:09]
5. Actors and Actresses [11:31]
6. Amusing the Bores [12:50]
7. A Hardworking Production Office [12:23]
8. Saraghina and the Rhumba [7:56]
9. The Bathhouse [3:18]
10. Luisa [1:31]
11. Doubts, Suspicions and Worries [4:37]
12. All My Mistresses [10:23]
13. The Final Performance [13:39]
14. Screen Tests [5:31]
15. Claudia [7:49]
16. In Business [6:07]
17. Out of Business [4:55]
18. Directing to the End [5:05]
19. End Credits [3:57]

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