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Federico Fellini

 
8½ (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Italy, France
  • 1963
  • 138 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • English, French, German, Italian
  •  
  • Spine #140

Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.

Cast

Guido AnselmiMarcello Mastroianni
Bruno AgostiniBruno Agostini
CarlaSandra Milo
Luisa AnselmiAnouk Aimée
Gloria MorinBarbara Steele
The Beautiful WomanCaterina Boratto
ClaudiaClaudia Cardinale

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • High-definition digital transfer of restored film elements, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on Blu-ray edition
  • Introduction by filmmaker Terry Gilliam
  • Audio commentary featuring film critic and Fellini friend Gideon Bachmann and NYU film professor Antonio Monda
  • High-definition digital transfer of a new restoration of Fellini: A Director’s Notebook, a 52-minute film by Federico Fellini
  • The Last Sequence, a new 52-minute documentary on Fellini’s lost alternate ending for (Blu-ray only)
  • Nino Rota: Between Cinema and Concert, a compelling 48-minute documentary about Fellini’s longtime composer
  • Interviews with actress Sandra Milo, director Lina Wertmüller, and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro
  • Rare photographs from Bachmann’s collection
  • Gallery of behind-the-scenes and production photos
  • U.S. theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring writings by Fellini and essays by critics Tullio Kezich and Alexander Sesonske

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

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8 1/2: A Film with Itself as Its Subject

By Alexander SesonskeJanuary 12, 2010

8 1/2 was the most influential film of the 1960s, liberating filmmakers everywhere from the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

8 1/2: When “He” Became “I”

By Tullio KezichJanuary 11, 2006

The typical midlife crisis, to which we all fall victim in some major or minor degree, came to . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries


Posters


Photo Galleries

On the Set of

February 14, 2013


Video


Photo Galleries

The Oldest Profession

January 31, 2012


Dispatches

A Film Festival Lights Up

By Michael KoreskySeptember 17, 2010

This has been a luminous year for the world-renowned Toronto International Film Festival, now . . . Read more »


News

Ciao, Caterina

September 16, 2010

You may not know the name, but you know the face. Caterina Boratto, known for her indelible . . . Read more »


News

BFI Scores with Nino Rota Retro

September 01, 2010

Starting today at London’s BFI Southbank, the legendary Italian composer Nino Rota will be . . . Read more »


Film Essays

8-12_sesonske_essay_thumbnail

8 1/2: A Film with Itself as Its Subject

By Alexander SesonskeJanuary 12, 2010

8 1/2 was the most influential film of the 1960s, liberating filmmakers everywhere from the . . . Read more »


News

Tutto Fellini!

October 22, 2009

Starting today, Paris is catching Fellini fever. The Cinémathèque française, the Jeu de Paume . . . Read more »


Clippings

The Origins of Bond, James Bond

November 02, 2008

It’s all things Quantum of Solace these days, with the latest in the Bond franchise opening . . . Read more »


Film Essays

8 1/2: When “He” Became “I”

By Tullio KezichJanuary 11, 2006

The typical midlife crisis, to which we all fall victim in some major or minor degree, came to . . . Read more »

Other Editions

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