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Happy (Belated) New Year!

1 Feb

cinema paradiso

January has come and gone and it flew by, as did the amount of time since I last posted here. A lot has happened since July but I’ll leave the catching up for another day. Today, I am interested in knowing what your favorite movies are. Yesterday was a rainy and very windy day, and I proclaimed it a “lazy day.” I spent it reading and catching up on DVR recordings, as well as updating my Netflix queue.

Earlier in the day I had come across a list of critics’ choices for the top 250 films of all time and while some of my favorites were included such as The Godfather, Parts I & II, Los Olvidados and Annie Hall there were many movies, I’d never heard of that seemed worth watching. While I love films and have many favorites, my absolute all time favorite is Cinema Paradiso. I’ve seen it more times than I care to admit!

What are some of your favorites?

(Image via IMDb)

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Cinema Paradiso

11 Feb

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About a week ago my favorite film of all time was on television, Cinema Paradiso.  If you haven’t seen it, I can’t recommend it enough. It would make a great movie to watch on Valentine’s Day! It’s beautiful and deals with  the different types of love we all experience but at the core is friendship and that first all consuming first love. I have seen it more times than I care to admit and there are certain scenes that always make me cry without fail, especially the end (video above) which doesn’t give anything away but will move you if you see the entire film. The musical score is also one of the best and equally moving.

I was lucky enough to meet Marco Leonardi, the actor who plays the main character, Salvatore as a teenager, years ago at a restaurant here in L.A.  He was just as lovely in person as he was on the film. Needless to say, I fell in love with the movie even more after meeting him! Have you seen it?

(Images via Google)

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