I think it only makes sense that a movie be made about the process of moviemaking because some of the best works are produced in passion projects, when one is excited and generates interesting original ideas. In what I can only assume is semi autobiographical of Fellini’s life, 8 1/2 gives the viewer a fun glimpse into the dizzying creative process, which manifests itself in the confusing switches between reality and fantasy. Despite its great and intended confusions, it seems to come together in the end into one coherent mess of arbitrary life experiences: the ultimate ode to filmmaking.

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