8½ (1963) Poster



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Version of 

Nine (2009)

Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


La Dolce Vita (1960)

Referenced in 

Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Poster can be seen in the London Underground scenes.
The Dick Van Dyke Show: 4½ (1964) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Yoyo (1965)
The poster advertising «Gelsomina y Zampanò» states their show begins at "8 1/2" - which is also the name of the most recent Fellini film before Yoyo was released in 1965.
What's New Pussycat (1965)
The scene in which a character meets all the women he has loved is a reference to the harem scene.
La chinoise (1967)
A character mentions going to see it
Get Smart: Diamonds Are a Spy's Best Friend (1968) (TV Episode)
Agent 8 1/2's name is a reference to the title
Wszystko na sprzedaz (1969)
Non-linear structure and topic of film within a film was inspired by Felllini's masterpiece.
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness? (1969)
At one point, while watching the autobiographical film-within-the-film, Victor Spinetti's character says, "I blame this on Fellini." Fellini's autobiographical film was 8 1/2.
The Godfather (1972)
Day for Night (1973)
Lenny (1974)
Suspiria (1977)
Eraserhead (1977)
Taxi Girl (1977)
the famous last shot is duplicated in Taxi Girl
All That Jazz (1979)
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Video case is shown in a store window.
City of Women (1980)
Both films tell about an alter-ego of director Federico Fellini, and the protagonists share similar memories, similar attitudes towards women, similar fantasies, similar jokes, and a similar forma mentis in general.
St. Elsewhere: Craig in Love (1983) (TV Episode)
Ehrlich says that 8 1/2 is the only Fellini film he's ever seen
Brazil (1985)
Opening sequence (clouds) is shot for shot... entire story of man entwined within his dreams. Gilliam likewise acknowledges 8 and 1/2 on the DVD release as his inspiration for all his work.
Video Violence (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
A Cat in the Brain (1990)
A Cat in the Brain plays an Exploitation take on 8 1/2, though this time with a gore film director taking the place of an art film director
Quantum Leap: 8½ Months - November 15, 1955 (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Oi Treis Harites: Evdomi tehni: Part 1 (1992) (TV Episode)
Falling Down (1993)
The Pickle (1993)
Zwischen Kino und Konzert - Der Komponist Nino Rota (1993)
Rota's music for the film discussed and played. Scenes from premiere shown.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Mia and Vincent's twist mirrors the brief dance scene between Guido and Gloria.
The Blackout (1997)
Poster seen.
Die 120 Tage von Bottrop (1997)
close to the end of the movie the director commits suicide under the table where the press conference is held using a revolver (like Mastroianni did in 8 1/2)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
The scene where Dora and Guido crawl under the table at the party to kiss each other - a key plot turning point - is an homage to the famous scene where Guido escapes a press conference by likewise crawling under the table.
Free Enterprise (1998)
Mentioned by Mark in mexican restaurant.
8 ½ Women (1999)
Federico Fellini - un autoritratto ritrovato (2000)
mentioned a few times
Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) (Video)
Jim Van Bebber mentions it.
The Making of 'Titus' (2000) (Video)
CQ (2001)
Ghost World (2001)
Video customer tries to rent this title
Millennium Actress (2001)
The story of a filmmaker who recounts his life through his memoirs and movies, which is similar to the story of Chiyoko
Terry Gilliam on Federico Fellini's 8½ (2001) (Video)
Discussed by Terry Gilliam.
12 horas (2001)
an italian woman named Jackeline Bom Bom (in both films)
Cinemania (2002)
Escape from the Newsroom (2002) (TV Movie)
A dream sequence towards the end of the film parallel's the discussion between Guido and his dead father (complete with helping him into his grave) in 8 1/2.
Adaptation. (2002)
The Best of Youth (2003)
Matteo lowers his glasses like Marcello Mastroianni.
Chick Flick: The Miracle Mike Story (2003)
Visual references in road sign and doctor's office interview
Big Fish (2003)
The ending. where edward is carried to the pond by his son and he sees everybody of significance in his life.
Wicker Park (2004)
Mentioned in dialogue between Matt and Lisa
Cinecittà: La casa di F. Fellini (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Both scenes involving aerial shots of character's feet (in the Hot Air Balloon as well as the shot before the helicopter crashes) are homages to Fellini's '8½'
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Huff: Crazy Nuts & All Fucked Up (2005) (TV Episode)
Kelly says she just loves 8½ and intends to name her baby "Fellini"
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
Every time they ask a shoesize it's 8 1/2. They did this as a tribute to federico fellini.
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
This movie can be spotted in Matteo Berti's VHS collection.
Na plovárne: Episode dated 12 January 2006 (2006) (TV Episode)
Juraj Herz names it as his favorite film.
Skins: Tony (2007) (TV Episode)
poster in Tony's room
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (2007)
A poster of this film is seen in Konchalovsky's segment.
I'm Not There. (2007)
scenes with Jude Quinn, several people talking to the camera, and specifically the shot in which he floats in the air yet is tethered by a rope. Also, the scene where his blood pressure is taken inside a car is an exact copy of the opening scene in 8 1/2.
Afstiros katallilo (2008)
Poster on the wall
Broken Embraces (2009)
In Mateo's DVD collection
L'enfer d'Henri-Georges Clouzot (2009)
mentioned in documentary.
Nine (2009)
Character of the director and look of scenes
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "Theatre"
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Nine (2009) (TV Episode)
Roeper says "Nine" is a version of "8½"
Happy Family (2010)
The dream sequence on a tram is similar to a scene of Fellini's movie.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Inception - Discussion (2010) (TV Episode)
One "Inception" interpretation says it is Nolan's version of Fellini's "8½ "
The Guard (2011)
McBride mentions it to Boyle.
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel (2011)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Amy George (2011)
A man surrounded by a throng of women.
Hollywood Whores (2011)
Movie Nite! #3
Supporting Characters (2012)
mentioned in dialogue
The Nostalgia Chick: Freddy Got Fingered w/ Oancitizen (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned among other Auteur films
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012)
News article compares "Stardust Memories" to the FEllini film.
The Dirties (2013)
DVD is shown in Matt's room.
La grande bellezza (2013)
At one point we see Jep Gambardella sharing the elevator with his neighbor. He politely asks the name of the tailor of his bespoken suit, but the latter doesn't answer. In the Fellini film, Guido Anselmi, the main character, has the same fortune as Jep, as he says hello to the entourage of a bishop while sharing an elevator, and he gets a very cold answer. Also the two films have many stylistic tips in common. Fellini was said to be Sorrentino's major influence in the making of this film.
At the Movies: Episode #10.26 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz in a review of the classic movie Knife in the Water as the movie it lost to when it became the first Polish movie to be nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar®.
Come Dine with Me Canada: Specialty Italian Challenge: Erica Carinci - Block 4 (2013) (TV Episode)
Lazzaro mentions the movie by name.
Welcome to Sweden: Searching for Bergman/Ljuden (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jason Priestley
De Overkant (2015) (Short)
the seduction scene is an homage to a scene in the earlier movie
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Poster pays homage to 8 1/2's opening dream sequence
Jeopardy!: Episode #33.23 (2016) (TV Episode)
part of a correct response in "Coming Subtractions" category
Northern Lights (2016)
Poster shown
Deconstructing Griffith (2016)
The unseen mafia boss Guido Anonymous is said to have taken his name from the Fellini classic.
Poster on the wall.

Featured in 

Steptoe and Son: Sunday for Seven Days (1964) (TV Episode)
The actual soundtrack from 8½ is played during the scene inside the theater.
8 ½ Women (1999)
My Voyage to Italy (2001)
Footage from this film was shown in this documentary.
Cinema forever - Capolavori salvati (2001) (Short)
Features clips of this film.
Kino pro kino (2002)
Director's dream scene
The Magic of Fellini (2002) (TV Movie)
Features clips from this film.
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
Contains scenes from 8½ (1963)
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) (TV Special)
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (2007)
The girl from Konchalovsky's segment watches this film at the cinema.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
The #1 Movies With Numbers For Names
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: European New Wave (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
What Is Cinema? (2013)
Clips shown
Che strano chiamarsi Federico (2013)
Scenes are shown.
Videofobia: El visitante del más allá (2015) (TV Episode)
clip shown
8½ Kinoklub Dyskusiynyi (2016) (Short)
A film club is named after the movie.

Spoofed in 

Look Who's Talking Too (1990)
The scene is in black and white and is nearly identical to the scene in 8 1/2 where Guido imagines that he is surrounded by mistresses.
Super 8½ (1994)
The title, is a spoof of the Fellini's movie title.
Fellini's Donut (2005) (Short)
This film takes the same character and places in a donut shop. Instead of looking for love, he's looking for a donut.
Incontrôlable (2006)
Dream scene based on "Otto e mezzo" where a character is called Marcello, looks like Mastroianni and watches an harem with a girl on a swing
11½ (2009) (Short)
Title spoof.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
One of Earl and Greg's movies ("Ate 1/2 (Of My Lunch)")
The Cockups (2015)

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