At first when Prof Hammond was describing the movie 8 1/2 I felt like I had heard or seen the story before. The movie 9 is a revamped version of 8 1/2. Daniel Day Lewis plays Guido, the star and basis for the movie. I believe that the movie 9 is much easier to understand. I enjoyed the movie 8 1/2 because I already knew the plot and understood the story. I really like seeing the original version and in its original language, Italian. I can see how it would be hard for people to understand if they have not seen the updated version prior to the original, though.