CINEMA PARADISO is absolutely a love letter or a tribute to cinema. It's a moving story about cinema and people who had passion with it. Well, there are some parts that I felt overdramatic. Somehow, it still feels awesome. It has a long runtime, but director Giuseppe Tornatore never let you feel bored. He succeed to keep me intrigued from start to finish. I loved Ennio Morricone's score in this movie. It's elegant...
The end is very wonderful, It is so strongly touching! Besides, the film portraits very well real adulthood feelings, concernings and thoughts that obviously have to involve personal memories. I hope to watch once in my life a movie in a cinema theatre like Cinema Paradiso!
A tribute to nostalgia and sentiment, and don't think neither have wisdom or require skill. The core is lush, but the melancholic framing device elevates it: it partway knows that this version of youth/romance/cinephilia is myopic fantasy, but maintains that losing your ability to feel it is tragic. A more complex idea than this sensual film will explore—but only because it turns its limitations into a manifesto.
One of the very few films that would deserve even more than 5 stars...incredibly poetic and sad. It was the one that left me in tears pretty much all the way...so many memories, thoughts and feelings, parallels about love, about family, your own country... A landmark in cinema, just an overwhelming, wonderful tearjerker. Watching it, you are touched and amused at the same time by this melancholic, remarcable story.
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.