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Cinema Paradiso

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Shandy57 Wed 22-Sep-21 12:40:26

I saw a deal on hot deals UK, and watched this last night.

A masterpiece, what a wonderful film.

Still available to buy on Amazon here

or the DVD plus the extra Director's cuts are available on ebay.

Boz Sun 26-Sep-21 16:54:53

Cinema Paradiso is a wonderful film. One of my all-time favourites. Fantastic music score (Morricone?).

Whitewavemark2 Sun 26-Sep-21 16:57:59

Love the film and love Sicily.

Marilla Sun 26-Sep-21 17:05:11

I love Cinema Paradiso. I first saw it on video and luckily our local independent cinema gave a screening. A poignant and touching film.

Shandy57 Sun 26-Sep-21 17:16:43

I'm sending the DVD to my daughter and aunt tomorrow, and have given my friend across the road a copy. Just the one scene I found upsetting, why on earth put something like that in it!

Boz Sun 26-Sep-21 17:21:37

Would that be the surreptitious sex in the cinema!

NotSpaghetti Sun 26-Sep-21 17:54:03

We saw this in the late 1980s or very early 90s in our local art cinema How lovely. I had forgotten about it.
Such a beautiful piece.
Lots of fabulous Cinema out there.

Also loved Vacas and Like Water for Chocolate of roughly the same period - maybe a couple of years after?
Recently watched "The Mafia Only Kills in Summer" which is a TV series and that was good but films are crafted as one so have the opportunity to be something special.

What else can Paradiso fans suggest?

Boz Sun 26-Sep-21 18:15:14

I think the beautiful Italian atmosphere and soaring music score play a big part. Have you watched the longer version (director's cut) which expands into teenage years? Much prefer the short version which captures the love between Alfredo and the budding film director of future fame.

Boz Sun 26-Sep-21 18:16:14

Was it Zefferelli?

Grandmabatty Sun 26-Sep-21 19:00:05

I love this film. The real affection between the old man and the small boy. The music is sublime too.

Shandy57 Sun 26-Sep-21 20:24:56

Boz, it was the scene preceded by the knife dangled in the air when Salvatore was trying out his new cine camera sad

I've just popped in to say 'Bicycles' is also one I want to watch.

welbeck Mon 27-Sep-21 02:59:49

saw it on tv years ago.
it is indeed a classic.

hollysteers Mon 27-Sep-21 04:34:41

Not Spaghetti you might like Tea with Mussolini if you haven’t seen it already.