Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini’s _8½_ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for _8½_ was _The Beautiful Confusion,_ and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.
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