Eight and a Half
8 1/2 is among the greatest films of one of the masters of Italian cinema, Federico Fellini. This is the first English translation of the dialogue and the first complete continuity script of 8 1/2. This richly comic work, long recognized as the most important expression of the director's views about himself and his art, communicates to its viewers an understanding of the processes of filmmaking itself. 8 1/2 is the story of a director's efforts to make a film; it depicts the conditions of creativity, the struggle waged between the individual and the world, a struggle that finally makes some sense out of life and art.
Introduction Chronology of the Shooting
The Continuity Script 37 Costanzo Costantini
Contexts Reviews and Lost It At the Movies Pauline
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ACTRESS Actress's Agent Agostini AMERICAN JOURNALIST appears arms background Beautiful Unknown Woman Bernardino Zapponi Boccaccio 70 Brunello Rondi camera tracks Cardinal Carla Caterina Boratto Cesarino character Claudia Claudia Cardinale Claudia's Agent Conocchia dance Daumier director dolce vita Ennio Flaiano everything exits face fantasy Federico Fellini film Flaiano frame girl Giulietta Masina glass Gloria Guido and Luisa Guido looks Guido turns Guido walking Guido's direction Guido's POV hand head hero High angle Italian Jacqueline La dolce vita laughing lobby Low angle Luisa's Sister Maurice Maya Mezzabotta movie Nanny in White night PACE Pan follows Guido Pan left Pierre Kast playing priest Rossella Saraghina scene screen test seated SECOND DOCTOR sequence sheet Shooting script shot sits smiling speaking standing stops track follows Tracking pan tracks back voice walking forward walking right walks left women