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8½ Quotes

8½ is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . 8½ stopped airing in 1970.

It features Angelo Rizzoli as producer, Nino Rota in charge of musical score, and Gianni Di Venanzo as head of cinematography.

8½ is recorded in Italian and originally aired in Italy, and France. Each episode of 8½ is 138 minutes long. 8½ is distributed by Cineriz (Italy).

The cast includes: Marcello Mastroianni as Guido, Anouk Aimée as Luisa Anselmi, and Sandra Milo as Carla.

8½ Quotes

Marcello Mastroianni as Guido

  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "Accept me as I am. Only then can we discover each other."
  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "You came just in time. Why are you smiling? Suppose I told you -- Claudia."
  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "Hold it. Let me have a look at you. No, your makeup should be more --"
  • (Sandra Milo) "-- more what?"
  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "Like a whore."
  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "Could you walk out on everything and start all over again? Could you choose one single thing, and be faithful to it? Could you make it the one thing that gives your life meaning -- just because you believe in it? Could you do that?""
  • (Claudia) "I don't know -- could you?""
  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "No, the character I'm thinking of couldn't. He wants to possess and devour everything. He can't pass anything up. He's afraid he'll miss something. He's drained."
  • (Claudia) "That's how the film ends?"
  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "No, that's how it begins. Then he meets a girl at the springs. She gives him water to heal him. She's beautiful -- young, yet ancient -- child, yet already a woman -- authentic, complete. It's obvious that she could be his salvation."
  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "You'll wear white -- with long hair, just as you do now."
  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "I thought my ideas were so clear. I wanted to make an honest film. No lies whatsoever. I thought I had something so simple to say. Something useful to everybody. A film that could help bury forever all those dead things we carry within ourselves. Instead, I'm the one without the courage to bury anything at all. When did I go wrong? I really have nothing to say, but I want to say it all the same."
  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "The truth is: I do not know -- I seek -- I have not yet found. Only with this in mind can I feel alive and look at you without shame."
  • (Marcello Mastroianni) "What is this flash of joy that's giving me new life? Please forgive me sweet creatures; I didn't realize, I didn't know. How right it is to accept you, to love, you -- and how simple. Luisa, I feel I've been set free. Everything looks good to me, it has a sense, it's true. How I wish I could explain, but I can't -- everything's going back to what it was. Everything's confused again, but that confusion is me; how I am, not how I'd like to be. And I'm not afraid to tell the truth now, what I don't know, what I'm seeking. Only like that do I feel alive and I can look into your loyal eyes without shame. Life is a party, let's live it together. I can't say anything else, to you or others. Take me as I am, if you can -- it's the only way we can try to find each other."

Anouk Aimée as Luisa Anselmi

  • (Anouk Aimée) "Don't explain. I didn't ask you anything. Just spare me the shame of hearing you swear to a mess of lies."

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