OTTO E MEZZO
Guido is a film director, trying to relax after his last big hit. He can’t get a moment’s peace, however, with the people who have worked with him in the past constantly looking for more work. He wrestles with his conscience, but is unable to come up with a new idea.
While thinking, he starts to recall major happenings in his life, and all the women he has loved and left.
If I have to choose films that represent, for me, examples of perfect film making, I think the first would be 81⁄2, for the way Federico Fellini manages to accomplish with film what mostly abstract painters do – namely, to communicate an emotion without ever saying or showing anything in a direct manner, without ever explaining anything, just by a sort of sheer magic – David Lynch
I look at it again every year or so, and it’s always a different experience – Martin Scorsese