Articles Tagged with: 8½
Margaret Herrick | Claudia Cardinale & Fellini, 8½

Having always loved the circus, I saw the resemblance between movies and the circus. As a boy, my greatest dream would have been to be the director of a circus. I love the fantasy and the sense of improvisation in both.

-Federico Fellini

Claudia Cardinale and Federico Fellini during the production of FEDERICO FELLINI'S 8 1/2, 1963.

Claudia Cardinale and Federico Fellini during the production of FEDERICO FELLINI'S 8 1/2, 1963.

When I arrived for my first movie, I couldn’t speak a word [of Italian]. I thought I was on the moon. I couldn’t understand what they were talking about. And I was speaking in French; in fact I was dubbed. And Federico Fellini was the first one who used my voice. I think I had a very strange voice.

-Claudia Cardinale


Anouk Aimée | 8 ½

Anouk Aimée was so stunningly beautiful that when Fellini cast her as the long-suffering Luisa in , he famously cut her long eyelashes, added freckles, and clothed her in unglamorous, de-sexualized costumes.

I do not think it worked.

Anouk Aimée, <i>8½</i>, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963

Anouk Aimée, 8½, 1963

Anouk Aimée, , 1963