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Evita is based on the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Actually, the film is more of an opera, with only short moments devoted to dialogue. "Evita" is the friendly, family version of the proper name "Eva," and this film tells the story of Eva Peron (1921-52), a woman whose name evokes powerful feelings in her native Argentina. Throughout this film, as in the musical, the story is explained and commented on by a character known as "Che," played here by Antonio Banderas. The film
Dec 14, 1996 Wide
Mar 24, 1998
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A pretty much ideal big-screen adaptation of the material, which becomes convincingly cinematic. [Blu-ray]
Webber's music is hauntingly original and effective, while Rice's lyrics manage to convey the information that's missing without a standard narrative and scenic construction, while also incorporating a constant sense of interpretation.
At a time when songs showcased in movies were being shot as MTV music videos, leave it to director Alan Parker (The Commitments, Fame) to offer a full-blooded musical with epic elegance on its mind.
I doubt any director could have made a good movie from Andrew Lloyd Webber's baffling and shallow musical.
It is quite possible to hate Cats and deplore Sex and still enjoy this movie.
What makes "Evita" so powerful is its ability to convey complex emotions through its music.
Don't cry for me Argentina, no please cry for me if I have to watch this one again.
Alan Parker has a knack for musicals... even ones starring Madonna.
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