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8 1/2

Released 1963
Distributor Embassy Pictures Corporation

About 8 1/2

Federico Fellini’s follow up to La Dolce Vita (and his last black-and-white movie) is the rare classic that rewards each viewing over a lifetime with new and different insights. A favorite of virtually every filmmaker, this exhilarating phantasmagoria was inspired by Fellini’s own creative block. “I am Guido”, he famously said of Marcello Mastroianni’s conflicted film director hero whose expressionistic, circus-like world is closing in on him. One of the most influential movies ever made, and the highlight of Fellini’s remarkable career.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.