Federico Fellini’s masterpiece 8½ premiered in Italy on February 14, 1963. In honor of its fiftieth anniversary, we present a collection of images from the making of the ultimate movie about making movies.
“Dear Criterion: will you PLEASE STOP already with the folded posters that have the film notes printed on the back? It's so annoying to have to open these up in order to look over the text...and no . . .”
“I remember seeing this movie in 1986 on a matinee at a now-defunct little "storefront" theatre in North Berkeley (the kind that sadly no longer exists). I really loved it, and have had a fond place . . .”