8 1/2

I’m currently organizing a art event/fundraiser for Parkinson’s Disease research, including art, entertainment, fashion and more.  The problem, trying to get everything done and trying to get every one involved organized.  For those who don’t know 9 outta 10 artists are disorganized with their heads up their asses, so working with em can drive you insane, oh and this is coming from an artist, by the way.

Anyways, so I feel like I’m directing a film (which I have before and hope to one day return to).  But the back and forth of getting everything in place, keeping in budget, making changes and deciding on matters, and working with different artist and their needs,  has made me feel like the infamous character “Guido” (played by Marcello Mastroianni) in one of the greatest films of all time,…Federico Fellini’s “8 1/2”.


8 1/2 is a true Masterpiece.  It deals with the struggle between art and business, as a director has to constrain his artistic vision to fit the pressure of producers and investors.  The struggle between the imaginative and life, as his world finds his wife and mistress on set together.  The struggle with creative freedom and reality’s stress, as his mind is pressured by duties of decisions in regards to the film, and the constant questions and concerns of those around him.  If you have never seen this film before, I highly recommend it.  It dwells in how his life, past and present, reflects onto his art.

Needless to say, I think tonight I’ll be watching this classic again.

Here is another great film director “Terry Gilliam” discussing the film.



and here is the theme song by Nino Rota, just for fun….


~ by jsesautte on July 23, 2012.

One Response to “8 1/2”

  1. yes, an absolutely amazing movie it is!!! and yes, it is a movie worth of watching oftentimes… :-)

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