The musical "Nine" (in limited release Dec. 18), loosely based on the Federico Fellini film "8 1/2 ," captures another rich snapshot of history -- Rome in the 1960s. Italian filmmaker Guido Contini (Daniel Day-Lewis) is facing a creative crisis, looking for inspiration for a long overdue film, and juggling the demands of the strong women who have defined his life. Each female star of the film performs her own song, representing a fantasy in Guido's mind, which makes for an array of lacy satin corsets, Folies Bergère-style headdresses and crystal-mesh go-go miniskirts.
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