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Director:
Writers:
Federico Fellini (story) &
Ennio Flaiano (story) ...
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Release Date:
25 June 1963 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A picture that goes beyond what men think about - because no man ever thought about it in quite this way! See more »
Plot:
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 20 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Impossible to discuss here See more (204 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marcello Mastroianni ... Guido Anselmi

Claudia Cardinale ... Claudia

Anouk Aimée ... Luisa Anselmi (as Anouk Aimee)

Sandra Milo ... Carla
Rossella Falk ... Rossella

Barbara Steele ... Gloria Morin
Madeleine Lebeau ... Madeleine, l'attrice francese
Caterina Boratto ... La signora misteriosa
Eddra Gale ... La Saraghina (as Edra Gale)
Guido Alberti ... Pace, il produttore
Mario Conocchia ... Conocchia, il direttore di produzione
Bruno Agostini ... Bruno - il secondo segretario di produzione
Cesarino Miceli Picardi ... Cesarino, l'ispettore di produzione
Jean Rougeul ... Carini, il critico cinematografico
Mario Pisu ... Mario Mezzabotta
Yvonne Casadei ... Jacqueline Bonbon
Ian Dallas ... Il partner della telepata
Mino Doro ... L'agente di Claudia
Nadia Sanders ... Nadine, la Hostess (as Nadine Sanders)
Georgia Simmons ... La nonna di Guido
Edy Vessel ... L'indossatrice (as Hedy Vessel)
Tito Masini ... Il cardinale
Annie Gorassini ... L'amica del produttore
Rossella Como ... Un'amica di Luisa
Mark Herron ... Il corteggiatore di Luisa
Marisa Colomber ... Una zia di Guido
Neil Robinson ... L'agente dell'attrice francese
Elisabetta Catalano ... Matilde, la sorella di Luisa
Eugene Walter ... Il giornalista americano
Hazel Rogers ... La negretta
Gilda Dahlberg ... La moglie del giornalista americano
Mario Tarchetti ... L'ufficio di stampa di Claudia
Mary Indovino ... La telepata
Frazier Rippy ... Il segretario laico
Francesco Rigamonti ... Un'amico di Luisa
Giulio Paradisi ... Un'amico
Marco Gemini ... Guido da ragazzo
Giuditta Rissone ... La madre di Guido
Annibale Ninchi ... Il padre di Guido
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Acqua ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Gideon Bachman ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Maria Antonietta Beluzzi ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Agnes Bonfanti ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Deena Boyer ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Mathilda Calnan ... Un'amica di Luisa (uncredited)
Giulio Calì ... Un uomo ai fanghi (uncredited)
Franco Caracciolo ... Young Priest (uncredited)
Anna Caramini ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Olimpia Cavalli ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Elisabetta Cini ... Un cardinale (uncredited)
Alfredo De Lafeld ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Sebastiano De Leandro ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Dina De Santis ... Dina, 'nipote' di Cesarino (uncredited)
Edward Fleming ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Grazia Frasnelli ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Sonia Gessner ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Eva Gioia ... Eva, 'nipote' di Cesarino (uncredited)
Riccardo Guglielmi ... Guido da bambino (uncredited)
John Karlsen ... L'uomo in auto (uncredited)
John Francis Lane ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Valentina Lang ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Annarosa Lattuada ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Palma Mangini ... La vecchia alla fattoria (uncredited)
Roberto Nicolosi ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Polidor ... Un pagliaccio (uncredited)
Maria Raimondi ... Una zia di Guido (uncredited)

Nino Rota ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Luciana Sanseverino ... Bit Part (uncredited)
John Stacy ... Il cassiere (uncredited)
Maria Tedeschi ... La direttrice della scuola (uncredited)
Flaminia Torlonia ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Roberta Valli ... La ragazza alla fattoria (uncredited)
Maria Wertmuller ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Vadim Wolkowsky ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Directed by
Federico Fellini 
 
Writing credits
Federico Fellini (story) &
Ennio Flaiano (story)

Ennio Flaiano (screenplay) &
Tullio Pinelli (screenplay) &
Federico Fellini (screenplay) &
Brunello Rondi (screenplay)

Produced by
Angelo Rizzoli .... producer
 
Original Music by
Nino Rota 
 
Cinematography by
Gianni Di Venanzo 
 
Film Editing by
Leo Cattozzo  (as Leo Catozzo)
 
Production Design by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Art Direction by
Piero Gherardi 
 
Set Decoration by
Vito Anzalone 
 
Costume Design by
Piero Gherardi 
Leonor Fini (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Otello Fava .... makeup artist
Renata Magnanti .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Mario Basili .... production manager
Clemente Fracassi .... production manager
Nello Meniconi .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Francesco Aluigi .... assistant director
Guidarino Guidi .... second assistant director
Giulio Paradisi .... assistant director
Alessandro von Norman .... assistant director (as Alessandro Norman)
Lina Wertmüller .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Luciano Ricceri .... assistant scenic designer
Brunello Rondi .... artistic advisor
 
Sound Department
Alberto Bartolomei .... sound
Mario Faraoni .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pasqualino De Santis .... camera operator (as Pasquale De Santis)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Orietta Nasalli-Rocca .... assistant costume designer (as Orietta Nasalli Rocca)
Clara Poggi .... tailor
 
Editorial Department
Adriana Olasio .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Mirella Gamacchio .... script supervisor
Angelo Iacono .... production assistant
Albino Morandini .... production assistant (as Albino Morandin)
Mario Basili .... production assistant (uncredited)
Mario Carotenuto .... voice dubbing: Mario Conocchia (uncredited)
Renata Marini .... voice dubbing: Anouk Aimée (uncredited)
Elio Pandolfi .... voice dubbing: Frazier Rippy (uncredited)
Stefano Satta Flores .... voice dubbing: Guido Alberti (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Federico Fellini's 8 1/2" - USA
"Federico Fellini's 8½" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
138 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Chile:14 | Finland:S | Germany:12 | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:AL (TV rating) | Norway:16 | Norway:15 (2004) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2003) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1989) | USA:Not Rated
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Trivia:
Federico Fellini was well-known for working without a stable, finished screenplay. At one point during pre-production, he had completely forgot what his next work would have been about, his original idea had completely gone. While he was set to communicate to the movie producer Angelo Rizzoli his intention of abandoning the project, Fellini was invited to the birthday party of a head camera-operator of Cinecittà. All of a sudden, during the celebration, he got a new idea: his film would have told about a film-director who was going to direct a film, but he forgot what it was about.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Guido and Claudia go out for their drive, they stop near some springs. Guido exits the passenger side of the car (off camera); we hear the door open and close. But when Claudia, who was driving, steps out moments later (also off camera), we never hear her door open or close.See more »
Quotes:
Guido:The truth is: I do not know... I seek... I have not yet found. Only with this in mind can I feel alive and look at you without shame.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

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122 out of 171 people found the following review useful.
Impossible to discuss here, 18 February 2004
Author: kintopf432 (kintopf432@hotmail.com) from St. Paul, MN

Swirling, kaleidoscopic rumination from Fellini. The other user comments here (as well as many professional reviews) show how difficult it is to discuss this film briefly, so I don't think I'm going to try. I would only say that, like other films that push at the boundaries of cinematic greatness--`Citizen Kane,' `Nashville,' and `Brazil' are three others that come to mind--it isn't really possible to place `8 ½' in any simple category. It is a comedy and a tragedy, a satire and a celebration, a movie about love and about the lack of it, a movie about making art and a movie about living, an autobiography and the most challenging kind of fiction, a masterpiece of style and a movie that's really about something. It's not for everyone, but it should be, and it's quite possibly the single greatest movie I have ever seen. 11 out of 10.

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