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The musical Nine focuses on the life of an artist. As an artist, Guido Contini who directs films and has became famous for his work. Arrogant and self-centered Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and most importantly a script for his latest film. With only a week left before shooting begins, Guido desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, and others around him. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and deciding what is really important to him. Guido’s obsession with his films but more importantly his obsession with his lifestyle blinds him from reality. Throughout the story the press keep hassling Guido and his wife, Luisa, about the way Guido lives his life. Including his personal life, which entails questions about his mistresses, his progress on his movie, and the relationship between him as his wife. In a scene Luis describes whom her husband really is, and that the press confuses Guido with his work. “My husband makes movies; To make them he lives a kind of dream; In which his actions aren’t always what they seem”, Luisa believes that her husband and his work are confused by the public. When watching the play I was somewhat confused on what side she was on. I couldn’t distinguish the difference between how she felt towards Guido and how she felt towards the press’s thoughts on Guido. I believe though at that point in the play that she was sticking up for him, and she was blinded by what he was really doing. Luisa was making a point that because he makes movies that his lifestyle is acceptable. Compared to contemporary artists and their work I think we do confuse them but in a different way. Luisa stands up for Guido, or what I though she was doing, by saying what he does is acceptable. I think we confuse artists and their work in the sense that, yes their work might make people happy but in the end what they are really doing is wrong. For example, many famous people today have done and made many wonderful things, but what they’re doing outside of their work is wrong. I feel as if throughout the musical Guido’s actions should have made Luisa leave him faster. I think today many people are blinded by what they see in movies, in stars. They see that person as what they created and hoe much they like their work, not by who they really are. In my opinion, Luisa relates to many people in the world today. She loved her husband and so did everyone else that watched Guido’s movies but out of everyone Lusia knew the real Guido and what he was doing to her was wrong. Personally, I believe that we do confuse contemporary artists and their art. I believe we confuse them in the way that their work reflects who they are as a person. And in the type of person I mean who they are outside of their work. So in a way I do believe that we confuse artists and their art I the same way Luisa tells the pres they confuse Guido with his work, we both look beyond the person its self and more at what they created.

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