Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (1988)
Average Rating: 7.9/10
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Average Rating: 7.9/10
Critic Reviews: 17
Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 2
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Cinema Paradiso offers a nostalgic look at films and the effect they have on a young boy who grows up in and around the title village movie theater in this Italian comedy drama that is based on the life and times of screenwriter/director Giuseppe Tornatore. The story begins in the present as a Sicilian mother pines for her estranged son, Salvatore, who left many years ago and has since become a prominent Roman film director who has taken the advice of his mentor too literally. He finally returns
Oct 17, 1988 Wide
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The heightened symmetry of this new/old Cinema Paradiso makes the film a fuller experience, like an old friend haunted by the exigencies of time.
In the director's cut, the film is not only a love song to the movies but it also is more fully an example of the kind of lush, all-enveloping movie experience it rhapsodizes.
The film's final hour, where nearly all the previous unseen material resides, is unconvincing soap opera that Tornatore was right to cut.
Still rapturous after all these years, Cinema Paradiso stands as one of the great films about movie love.
Where the original release was an essay in childish delight and adolescent longing, topped off by a muted coda implying that you really can go home again, the reissue is a fully realized epic of the heart.
Cinema Paradiso is for anyone who loves the movies. And Tornatore's final montage of glorious movie images reaffirms the power and magic of cinema.
A movie lovers' delight
Walking a fine line between genuinely emotional and overly sentimental, it evokes the magic of moviegoing in post-WWII Italy through the intimate bond between a young boy and his mentor-projectionist, splendidly played by Philippe Noiret.
Some very interesting and important differences, but as a work on its own -- too long, tedius. See the original, nicely-edited version first.
Tuvieron que pasar 5 años para que pudiéramos apreciar la historia original como la concibiera su creador; no obstante, prácticamente se trata de dos películas distintas.
an enchanting, sweeping look at post-WWII life, real and reel. It's set mostly in a small Italian village, but the characters, situations and changes it depicts are universal.
Schmaltzy and soft, but still hard to resist, especially if you can't imagine your life without the movies.
Cinema Paradiso is laden with wonderful moments and ideas. It's quite simply one of the most beautifully romantic films ever made.
This version's no classic like its predecessor, but its pleasures are still plentiful.
'Film aficionados cannot help but love Cinema Paradiso, whether the original version or new Director's Cut.'
In the new release of Cinema Paradiso, the tale has turned from sweet to bittersweet, and when the tears come during that final, beautiful scene, they finally feel absolutely earned.
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