“8½,” directed by Federico Fellini

Movie, 1963

Surreal, dense and intense movie, with its share of memorable scenes, comedic moments and switches and sketches emanating from the main protagonist’s mind. While the pacing of some of the scenes may be a little slow for modern viewers, there’s no doubt that the qualities of this film more than compensate and deliver an immersive, rewarding experience. The film turns and is concerned with a film director struggling for inspiration, and uses a crack ensemble cast in super-real situations, both helping him escape, but also weighing him down and feeding wonderfully imagined daydream sequences. Terrific visuals, super cool styles and a timeless feel.

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