8 1/2: The Criterion Collection

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8 1/2: The Criterion Collection

One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (Otto e mezzo) turns one man's artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. Guido Anselmi (Marcello Mastrioanni) is a director whose film - and life - is collapsing around him. An early working title for the film was La Bella Confusione (The Beautiful Confusion), and Fellini's masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.

The Criterion Collection is proud to present the 1963 Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign-Language Film - one of the most written about, talked about and imitated movies of all time - in a beautifully restored new all digital transfer. Disc Two features Fellini's rarely seen first film for television Fellini: A Director's Notebook (1969). Produced by Peter Goldfarb, this "imagined documentary" of Fellini on Fellini is a kaleidoscope of unfinished projects, all of which provide a fascinating and candid window into the director's unique and creative process.

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  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Sep 14 2001
  • Production Year 1963
  • Empire SKU 40095
  • UPC Code 037429135624
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging Custom
  • Number of Discs 2
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English

Features

Disc One:
Screen-specific audio essay featuring commentary by film critic and Fellini friend Gideon Bachmann and NYU Professor of Film Antonio Monda
Introduction by Terry Gilliam, director of Brazil and 12 Minutes
22-page booklet featuring essays by Fellini, longtime Fellini collaborator and critic Tullio Kezich, and film professor and author Alexander Sesonske
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Disc Two:
Fellini: A Director's Notebook, a 52-minute film by Federico Fellini
Nino Rota: Between Cinema and Concert, a compelling 48-minute documentary about the maestro behind the music of Fellini's films
Interviews with actress Sandra Milo, director Lina Wertmuller, whose career began on the set of 8 1/2, and cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, who discusses the revolutionary art of Gianni di Venanzo
Rare photographs from the collection of Gideon Bachmann
Gallery of behind-the-scenes and production photos

Audio/Video

  • Audio
    Italian Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Widescreen 1.85:1 B&W (Anamorphic)

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