Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

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Nuovo Cinema Paradiso Overview

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Who Stars in Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Philippe Noiret

Philippe Noiret

Jacques Perrin
Salvatore adulto

Jacques Perrin

Marco Leonardi
Salvatore adolescente

Marco Leonardi

Salvatore Cascio
Salvatore bambino

Salvatore Cascio

Agnese Nano
Elena Mendola /figlia di Elena

Agnese Nano

Antonella Attili
Maria Di Vita giovane

Antonella Attili


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Review for Nuovo Cinema Paradiso

Author: tmdb86370050

When you think about cinematography, nowadays you usually think about digital cinematography. But during the early '50s, '60s, and onward, there was a use of this thing called film. Film was what they used in cameras before cameras actually saved them into memory slots digitally. Projectionists actually had to crank the film projectors early on, before the automatic film projectors started coming in, otherwise the film would catch on fire. This movie is about friendship between a projectionist in a film watcher/altar boy, and the film watcher/altar boy was young, maybe 4th grade age. This movie is great! I haven't seen foreign films, in fact, this is the first foreign film I've ever seen. But I'm glad this is the first one to be a foreign film that is a first for me. Want to know why? Because this movie is phenomenal! The little soundtrack that there is has been greatly by whoever composed it. Jacquees Perrin is a good adult version of Toto. The only bad thing I have to say about this is the lack of character development in terms of Elena's character development. I mean, she is a love interest for until Salvatore gets back to the town after his stint in the military, and then she is never heard from again. This movie is a classic, and it is also the definition of a classic. Anyone who watches movies, or plans to see a movie should watch this movie. This is a must see film for any era, and any generation of film viewers.

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2 hr 04 mins

$ 11,990,401.00 (USA)

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