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* BillingDisplacement: Despite being top credited, Creator/ClaudiaCardinale has barely some eight minutes of screen time in the whole movie.


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* CreatorsFavoriteEpisode: Creator/FerericoFellini often cited this as his favourite of all his works.

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* FakeNationality: Guido's wife Luisa is played by French actress Anouk Aimée, and La Saraghina is played by Eddra Gale, an opera singer from Chicago.


* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: TheMovie. Creator/RogerEbert stated that his view of the main character changed depending on where he was in life.
-->"I have seen ''8½'' over and over again, and my appreciation only deepens. It does what is almost impossible: Fellini is a magician who discusses, reveals, explains and deconstructs his tricks, while still fooling us with them. He claims he doesn't know what he wants or how to achieve it, and the film proves he knows exactly, and rejoices in his knowledge."
* CreatorBreakdown: Fellini's life at this point was at a low point, having a creative block while working on a movie, becoming disillusioned by directing in general, and going through a crisis in his marriage. All this is mirrored by the main character in the movie, also a director, who eventually has an ImagineSpot suicide before quitting his work on the movie he was directing and trashing the props, which had already cost a fortune to make. In the end, however, he finally feels a sense of relief for the first time in ages.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: TheMovie. Creator/RogerEbert stated that his view of the main character changed depending on where he was in life.
-->"I have seen ''8½'' over and over again, and my appreciation only deepens. It does what is almost impossible: Fellini is a magician who discusses, reveals, explains and deconstructs his tricks, while still fooling us with them. He claims he doesn't know what he wants or how to achieve it, and the film proves he knows exactly, and rejoices in his knowledge."
* CreatorBreakdown: Fellini's Creator/FedericoFellini's life at this point was at a low point, having a creative block while working on a movie, becoming disillusioned by directing in general, and going through a crisis in his marriage. All this is mirrored by the main character in the movie, also a director, who eventually has an ImagineSpot suicide before quitting his work on the movie he was directing and trashing the props, which had already cost a fortune to make. In the end, however, he finally feels a sense of relief for the first time in ages.


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* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Creator/FedericoFellini was well-known for working without a stable, finished screenplay. At one point during pre-production, he had completely forgot what his next work would have been about, his original idea had completely gone. While he was set to communicate to the movie producer Angelo Rizzoli his intention of abandoning the project, Fellini was invited to the birthday party of a head camera-operator of Cinecittà. All of a sudden, during the celebration, he got a new idea: his film would have told about a film-director who was going to direct a film, but he forgot what it was about.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: TheMovie. Creator/RogerEbert stated that his view of the main character changed depending on where he was in life.
-->"I have seen ''8½'' over and over again, and my appreciation only deepens. It does what is almost impossible: Fellini is a magician who discusses, reveals, explains and deconstructs his tricks, while still fooling us with them. He claims he doesn't know what he wants or how to achieve it, and the film proves he knows exactly, and rejoices in his knowledge."


* TheDanza: Claudia is played by Claudia Cardinale.

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* TheDanza: Claudia is played by Claudia Cardinale.Creator/ClaudiaCardinale.


* CreatorBreakdown: Fellini's life at this point was at a low point, having a creative block while working on a movie, becoming disillusioned by directing in general, and going through the end of his marriage. All this is mirrored by the main character in the movie, also a director, who eventually has an ImagineSpot suicide before quitting his work on the movie he was directing and trashing the props, which had already cost a fortune to make. In the end, however, he finally feels a sense of relief for the first time in ages.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Fellini's life at this point was at a low point, having a creative block while working on a movie, becoming disillusioned by directing in general, and going through the end of a crisis in his marriage. All this is mirrored by the main character in the movie, also a director, who eventually has an ImagineSpot suicide before quitting his work on the movie he was directing and trashing the props, which had already cost a fortune to make. In the end, however, he finally feels a sense of relief for the first time in ages.

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* CreatorBreakdown: Fellini's life at this point was at a low point, having a creative block while working on a movie, becoming disillusioned by directing in general, and going through the end of his marriage. All this is mirrored by the main character in the movie, also a director, who eventually has an ImagineSpot suicide before quitting his work on the movie he was directing and trashing the props, which had already cost a fortune to make. In the end, however, he finally feels a sense of relief for the first time in ages.

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* LoopingLines: The film was shot, like almost all Italian movies at the time, completely without sound recording on set. All dialogue was dubbed during post production. Creator/FedericoFellini was known for shouting direction at his actors during shooting, and for rewriting dialogue afterwards, making a lot of the dialogue in the movie appear out-of-sync.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At one point, Creator/FedericoFellini wanted to cast Creator/LaurenceOlivier in the lead role.
* WorkingTitle: ''La Bella Confusione'', i.e. ''The Beautiful Confusion''.


* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/LaDolceVita Marcello]] finally married his lover [[Film/LaDolceVita Maddalena]], and his muse is the woman from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.


* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LaDolceVita Marcello]] finally married his lover [[LaDolceVita Maddalena]], and his muse is the woman from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LaDolceVita [[Film/LaDolceVita Marcello]] finally married his lover [[LaDolceVita [[Film/LaDolceVita Maddalena]], and his muse is the woman from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.


* TheDanza: Claudia is played by Claudia Cardinale.* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LaDolceVita Marcello]] finally married his lover [[LaDolceVita Maddalena]], and his muse is the woman from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.

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* TheDanza: Claudia is played by Claudia Cardinale.Cardinale.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LaDolceVita Marcello]] finally married his lover [[LaDolceVita Maddalena]], and his muse is the woman from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.


* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LaDolceVita Marcello]] finally married his lover [[LaDolceVita Maddalena]], and his muse is the woman from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.

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* TheDanza: Claudia is played by Claudia Cardinale.* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LaDolceVita Marcello]] finally married his lover [[LaDolceVita Maddalena]], and his muse is the woman from ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.


* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LaDolceVita Marcello]] finally married his lover [[LaDolceVita Maddalena]], and his muse is the woman from OnceUponATimeInTheWest.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[LaDolceVita Marcello]] finally married his lover [[LaDolceVita Maddalena]], and his muse is the woman from OnceUponATimeInTheWest.''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest''.

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