Who didn't see this classic foreign film when it was first released and knew they were looking at one of the greatest films ever made! You just need to play two seconds of piano background music to get the picture of the young boy who encapsulated the enthralling story being acted out on the screen and the older man who took the boy under his wing to introduce him to the immortality of film.
The blu-ray edition is outstanding and certainly aids in easing you into the lives of the characters and the emotionality that occurs as this story evolves.
The director worked miracles with his movie and, in my book, infused a level of emotionality beyond almost any other movie I have ever seen!
How could there be a dry eye as the clutter of cuts plays out at the end of the movie.
This director knew how to make his movie unforgettable and how to touch the mind and heart of the viewer with the greatest intensity.
I have gotten emotional in other movies, but nothing like seeing the priest's cuts at the end of the movie.
I cried like a baby and this movie will always be an overpowering emotional experience for me.
This is a credit to the director and why he won an Academy Award that year.