Film: Federico Fellini's "8 1/2" Film Review by write123

Film: Federico Fellini's "8 1/2"
Examines Federico Fellini's "8 1/2" as a film noir.
# 106599 | 1,015 words | 1 source | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 10, 2008 in Film (History of) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper explains that film noir tends to bend time and to alter the normal chronology of a story as part of the thematic requirements suggesting connections between past and present and strengthening the idea of fate determining the course of events, as if those events were already set in time before they transpire. The post-modern approach to time infused much film making in the 1960s, making time a key element in the structure of the film. The author points out that Federico Fellini's film "81/2 "is autobiographical to a great degree, presented as a surreal meditation through the eyes of the film director, Guido, who dresses in the style of Fellini.

From the Paper:

"In the next several sequence in the film, Guido interacts with his wife, his mistress, the writer of his film, the producer of the film, and a number of actors wanting to curry favor on the one hand and to get direction from Guido on the other. Guido's response in many of these encounters might be seen as distracted, and indeed he is considering his options, regretting the responsibility placed upon him by all of these people, and reconsidering his relationships one at a time."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fellini, Federico. 8 1/2. Embassy Pictures, 1963.

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