In reply to: Nine - Pokernight07:40 pm EDT 03/26/20
It took a lot of transforming to turn 8 1/2 into a viable musical stage piece - I think both (meaning the Fellini film and the Yeston musical) are brilliant in their own way, but are also very much their own thing, ideally suited to their different media. I never liked the idea of a film of Nine. It would have been nice to have a filmed version of a stage production, but to translate the musical into a film all its own was never a great idea to begin with.
And if that wasn't enough to begin with, the bad decisions made along the way just added to the problem, exponentially.