[Quick Summary: A filmmaker is having a block, & his thoughts overlap fantasy & memories.]
I know this is a celebrated film.
I'd heard that it can be confusing to people on a first read/viewing. I scoffed that I'd be "one of those people."
I stand before you, chagrined, & "one of those people."
I could swallow that it's terribly long at 264 pgs. I could've dealt with the non-traditional format. I would've even been ok with slipping into fantasy & memories w/o warning.
My biggest issue was that I simply could not follow the storyline. I had no idea what the main character, Guido, wanted nor what I was supposed to experience besides confusion.
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: I wish I knew why this script is #87 on the WGA list. Could anyone help me understand this script better?
8 1/2 (1963)
by Federico Fellini