A classic film. Recently checked out the longer directors cut this year (the arrow blu ray is excellent) but I didn't really feel the additional scenes added to the enjoyment of the film. Guess that says something about how perfect the story was. A loveletter to the movies, and probably not for everyone, but I loved it, and loved revisiting it in the new longer form. 5 stars
44/100 (Yine herkes beğenmiş ama ben çoğu özelliğini çok yapay, klişe, tahmin edilebilir ve gerçek dışı buldum. Çok planlı bir film olmuş. Film olduğunu bu kadar hissettiğim filmleri sevmiyorum. Gelecek her sahne tahmin ediliyor, oyuncular çok kötü(özellikle küçük çocuk), çocukluk kısmında hiçbir karakterle yakın bağ kuramadım çünkü ilişkileri hiç inandırıcı değil, çocuğun o yaşta makinistliğe ilgisi saçma vs.)
Rewatched in a restored DCP copy for the rerelease of the theatrical version in portuguese cinemas. Because of some unlucky moment of my life, some 10 years agora I watched Cinema Paradiso in the longer "Director's Cut" version. The movie amused me a lot, anyway, but it felt like a strange mix of different approaches to the characters. All the "get your kleenex" moments lose a part of their appeal, because you...
While it is a little too sentimental and nostalgia driven for me, there are some very nice moments. Unfortunately, I caught myself a few times seeing the movie they were watching or a reference to one and the thought popped into my mind that I'd rather be watching that than this.
Captures that fleeting moment in which the cinema replaced the church as the heart of a community, creating a platform for discussion, expression & self-discovery. Tornatore's film shows us how far movies have progressed, but also how far we've drifted from the idea of the cinema as a place for social interaction; somewhere that not only brought people together, but allowed us to experience the world beyond our own.
Melodramatic to the core, this may as well be the greatest tribute to cinema as the secular ecclesia of dreams, prayers, desires, bonding. Nostalgic and funny, it is mosty memorable for the unspeakably moving climax of cinematic eternity, as Alfredo 'lives' in the memory and very (professional) life of Toto, redeeming all renounced feeling for family, roots and eros. A film about the end of cinema as we knew it.