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Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Cinema Paradiso is the beautiful, enchanting story of a young boy's lifelong love affair with the movies. Set in an Italian village, Salvatore finds himself enchanted by the flickering images at the Cinema Paradiso, yearning for the secret of the cinema's magic. When the projectionist, Alfredo, agrees to reveal the mysteries of moviemaking, a deep friendship is born. The day comes for Salvatore to leave the village and pursue his dream of making movies of his own. Thirty years later he receives a message that beckons him back home to a secret, beautiful discovery that awaits him in this acclaimed film from director Giuseppe Tornatore.
The power of the original cut was the fact that the love was unrequited. The strong message of the original had to do with passion, as a theme, and longing it invoked. Read morePublished 2 days ago by D Feldman
Exquisite and iconic film that has given me so much pleasure over the years. An absolute gem, heart rending, beautiful and with the sharp pain of nostalgia for lost innocence... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zelig
No matter how successful we are – or how famous – experiences in childhood and early adulthood can remain to haunt us, limiting our continued growth and... Read more
Wonderful movie! My favorite foreign language film. There are two versions. Watch the shorter one first.Published 1 month ago by Kevin H. Cushman
One can not over-praise this incredible movie. The Oscar winning short version was only half the tale. The included director's cut makes it into a completely new movie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Klamalama
This is one of my favorite movies. I'll briefly mention some of the aspects that make it so special to me in the hope that I can convince those who haven't seen it to do so... Read morePublished 2 months ago by robertolupini
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Hi, I am not a native italian speaker however, I started dating someone a few years ago who didn't speak english, so i began to learn italian very quickly. Since then I have completed 4 semesters of italian at boston university and I studied abroad in Padova last semester. I speak italian... Read More
Apr 17, 2007 by K. Marusa | See all 3 posts
|Music during film within Cinema Paradiso||
I've been trying to figure the same thing out! I think a version of it is sampled at the very end of "Frontier Psychiatrist" by the Avalanches...
Aug 20, 2009 by R. Howkins | See all 3 posts
|Where can I buy the original cut?||
Hi Mark...I just purchased the orginal cut, Italian w/English subtitles from Scandinavian Rare and OOP at Amazon product search site. Just to be sure, I sent an email to inquire and was assured this is the one we have both been looking for, it seems.
It is "Collectible" DVD, Cinema... Read More
Sep 29, 2010 by PJ DeAngelis | See all 4 posts
|Is there a version that is dubbed in English?||
Yes. I have the director's cut and it offers an English dub
Sep 6, 2007 by Shhhh | See all 8 posts
|Are both version of the film spanish subtitled?||
de acuerdo al back cover ambas versiones tienen subs en español...
de todas formas te confirmo apenas llegue mi copia...
Dec 4, 2006 by Luis Cohaila Guzman | See all 12 posts
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