Feelings on 8 1/2

I wasn’t in class for the finish of Fellini’s 8 1/2 but just perusing through some of the posts I’m sensing that their was a great class frustration with the film and what it was attempting to accomplish.

8 1/2 is one of my favorite films and every time I see it I learn something new. However, I was wondering where people found difficulty with it as I’ve had trouble as well.

While it is certainly abstract, it is for me one of the few abstract films that 1. I can immediately relate to and 2. doesn’t feeling overwhelmingly pretentious

Fellini reportedly said, “this film is for you [the audience]”

I’m guessing a lot of  the class certainly doesn’t feel like that was apparent.

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