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1,526 words, approx. 6 pages
Simon is a Yugoslavian-born critic and educator. In the following negative assessment of Ginger and Fred, he asserts that the quality of Fellini's films declined following 8 1/2. There is a spl... Read more
1,072 words, approx. 4 pages
Pierson is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and educator. In the following essay, he discusses the thematic strengths of 8 1/2, focusing on Fellini's depiction of the character Dau... Read more
1,366 words, approx. 5 pages
Critical Essay by Timothy Hyman 8 1/2 demonstrated how a film could be about a temperament: the events it dealt with were interior events, and its most important episodes happened outside time, in fan... Read more
666 words, approx. 3 pages
Critical Essay by Andrew Sarris Federico Fellini has been given a blank check by his American admirers ever since 8 1/2 in 1962. Now, finally, in 1977 Fellini's Casanova is being returned for l... Read more
187 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Dwight Macdonald Like Baroque art, of which it is a belated golden ray, "8 1/2" is complicated but not obscure. It is more Handel than Beethoven—objective and cl... Read more
506 words, approx. 2 pages
8 1/2 8 1/2 (1963) by Federico Fellini about a man named Guido, an Italian director who has lost inspiration for his upcoming movie. He is continuingly feeling pressure from his friends, wife, mist... Read more