I have come to appreciate the films of Frederico Fellini very much and 8 1/2 is considered one of his masterworks. In this volume D.A. Miller takes a closer look at one of the auteur's signature films in BFI: 8 1/2 (2008). The book is divided in to three sections: 1. From No One to Someone, 2. From Auteur to Person, 3. From Substance to Style. Throughout the book Miller analyzes the film with great detail and makes some interesting points. for example he addresses the narcissism of a director having writer's block and indulging in personal fantasies. As well as how the film in essence is an exercise in style where substance is secondary. He also discusses Fellini's relationships with the church, women, marriage and other obsessions. It's another worthy addition to the BFI series.