Saturday, May 10, 2008
Cinema Paradiso won the Oscar for "Best Foreign Film" in 1988. What a great movie! Here's the short synopsis courtesy of IMDB: A boy who grew up in a native Sicilian Village returns home after receiving news about the death of an old friend. Told in a flashback, Salvatore reminiscences about his childhood and his relationship with Alfredo, a projectionist at Cinema Paradiso. Under the fatherly influence of Alfredo, Salvatore fell in love with film making, with the duo spending many hours discussing about films and Alfredo painstakingly teaching Salvatore the skills that became a stepping stone for the young boy into the world of film making. The film brings the audience through the changes in cinema and the dying trade of traditional film making, editing and screening. It also explores a young boy's dream of leaving his little town to foray into the world outside." Go see it!