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Words can't ever express the beautiful complexity of 8 1/2. It is one of the few films that transcend the art of Cinema. Every time I watch it I discover something new. Every time it ends I am left in awe of Fellini's ability to express ideas and feelings that one would think couldn't be expressed on film.

There is so much beneath the surface of this movie. But it is not simply Fellini's transformation as a director (from neo-realism to surrealism or "Felliniesque")but also a transformation as a person. As a man. The transformation spurs from an issue that we all must deal with: the ongoing conflict that results from trying to please ourselves and also please the one's we love. It sounds simple but we all know it's not