8 ½
The Criterion Collection
Original Title: Otto e mezzo
Country of Origin: Italy
Production year: 1963
Director: Federico Fellini
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 037429-135624
Running time: 2:19 (139 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 04, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#25)
Status: Available
Purchase date: December 18, 2001
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
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 Mastroianni) 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 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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8 ½ (The Criterion Collection)
8 ½ (The Criterion Collection)
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Genres
Comedy
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Cineriz
 • Corinth Films
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
Audio format
Italian  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • Gallery
 • 22-page booklet; Gilliam Intro; Fellini's TV movie
Crew
Direction
Federico Fellini....Director
Writing
Federico Fellini....Original Material By
Ennio Flaiano....Original Material By
Federico Fellini....Screenwriter
Tullio Pinelli....Screenwriter
Ennio Flaiano....Screenwriter
Brunello Rondi....Screenwriter
Production
Angelo Rizzoli....Producer
Cinematography
Gianni Di Venanzo....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Leo Catozzo....Film Editor
Music
Nino Rota....Composer
Sound
Mario Faraoni....Sound
Alberto Bartolomei....Sound
Art
Piero Gherardi....Art Director
Piero Gherardi....Costume Designer
Otello Fava....Make-up Artist
Cast
Marcello Mastroianni....Guido Anselmi
Claudia Cardinale....Claudia
Anouk Aimee....Luisa Anselmi
Sandra Milo....Carla
Rossella Falk....Rossella
Barbara Steele....Gloria Morin
Madeleine LeBeau....The Actress
Caterina Boratto....The Beautiful Woman
Edra Gale....Saraghina
Guido Alberti....Pace, the producer
Mario Conocchia....Conocchia
Bruno Agostini....Bruno Agostini
Cesarino Miceli Picardi....Cesarino
Jean Rougeul....Daumier
Mario Pisu....Mario Mezzabotta
Yvonne Casadei....Jacqueline Bonbon
Ian Dallas....Maurice
Mino Doro....Claudia's agent
Nadine Sanders....Nadine, the hostess
Georgia Simmons....Guido's grandmother
Hedy Vessel....Hedy, the model
Tito Masini....The Cardinal
Annie Gorassini....Pace's girlfriend
Rossella Como....Luisa's friend
Mark Herron....Enrico
Marisa Colomber....Nanny in Black
Neil Robinson....The Actress' agent
Elisabetta Catalano....Luisa's sister
Eugene Walter....American Journalist
Hazel Rogers....The Black Dancer
Gilda Dahlberg....American Journalist's wife
Mario Tarchetti....Claudia's press agent
Mary Indovino....Maya
Frazier Rippy....Lay Secretary
Francesco Rigamonti....Luisa's friend
Giulio Paradisi....A Friend
Marco Gemini....Guido as a schoolboy
Giuditta Rissone....Guido's mother
Annibale Ninchi....Guido's father
Dina De Santis....Cesarino's "niece" (uncredited)
Eva Gioia....Cesarino's "niece" (uncredited)
Riccardo Guglielmi....Guido at farmhouse (uncredited)
Roberto Nicolosi....Doctor (uncredited)
Maria Raimondi....Nanny in White (uncredited)
Roberta Valli....Young girl at farmhouse (uncredited)