History Film / CinemaParadiso

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* AllClothUnravels: Salvatore's aged mother is knitting when he shows up. She runs to the door, needle in hand. Her knitting, stuck in the seam of the seat cushion, unravels.
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It is a romantic drama about a famous Italian film director Salvatore Di Vita, who recalls his childhood when he fell in love with the movies at his village's 'Cinema Paradiso' and formed a deep friendship with the theatre's projectionist, Alfredo (Philippe Noiret).

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It is a romantic drama about a famous Italian film director Salvatore Di Vita, who recalls his childhood when in the little town of Giancaldo. As a boy there he fell in love with the movies at his village's 'Cinema Paradiso' the "Cinema Paradiso" theater, and formed a deep friendship with the theatre's projectionist, Alfredo (Philippe Noiret).



Re-released in 2002 in a DirectorsCut version that ran 173 minutes. For tropes found in the director's cut, see the bottom of the page.



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%%* BittersweetEnding* TheArtifact: In the theatrical version there's a comment near the end of the movie, where Alfredo's caretaker says that Alfredo's last words were of Salvatore, saying "He must never know." This pretty much dangles out there with no explanation. The ReCut version explains what that means; see the bottom of the page.
* TheBigDamnKiss: Salvatore's dogged pursuit of Elena triumphantly concludes with her rushing into the projection booth and kissing him, a kiss passionate enough that Salvatore doesn't notice the reel ending, much to the displeasure of the filmmakers.
* BittersweetEnding: Alfredo dies, and the Cinema Paradiso, which has been abandoned for years, is demolished. And Salvatore never did find love, apparently. But he ''did'' become a film director of great renown.
* CelebrityParadox: One of the posters on Salvatore's wall is of a movie called ''The White Sheik'', which starred Leopoldo Trieste, Father Adelfio in this film.



* {{Confessional}}: Salvatore, though not a priest, sneaks into the priest side, and the girl he likes comes in the other side to make confession.
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* {{Confessional}}: Salvatore, though not a priest, sneaks into the priest side, and the girl he likes Elena comes in the other side to make confession.
* CrashIntoHello
confession. She figures it out, but takes it well.



%%* DidNotGetTheGirl: Damn you, Alfredo!

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%%* * DidNotGetTheGirl: Damn you, Alfredo!In the international theatrical version that won the Oscar, we never find out why Elena didn't show up for her meeting with Salvatore. In the re-cut version we do; see ReCut at the bottom of this page.



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* MatchCut: From the priest ringing his little bell to signal what has to be censored from the movie, to the church bells ringing.

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From the priest ringing his little bell to signal what has to be censored from the movie, to the church bells ringing.ringing.
** From a teenaged Salvatore burying his face in his hands after Elena doesn't make their rendezvous, to an adult Salvatore doing the same.



* ReCut: The first version of the film was [[NeverAcceptedInHisHometown unpopular with Italian audiences]] and reduced to 2 hours for its international cinema release, which was highly successful. Later, around 50 minutes were re-added for the director's cut of the movie, available on DVD.
* RomanticRain: While at Cinema Paradiso, a sudden thunderstorm blows through as Salvatore is lying on the ground; suddenly, his loved one surprises him by lying on top of him for a kiss, much to his surprise. As people run for cover, and the movies still play, Salvatore and his girl enjoy a nice make-out session.

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* ReCut: The first version of NewYearHasCome: A despairing Salvatore finally gives up his month-long nightly vigils outside Elena's apartment on the film was [[NeverAcceptedInHisHometown unpopular with Italian audiences]] and reduced night of New Year's 1954-55. (Apparently small-town Italians celebrate the new year by chucking glass bottles out the window.)
* TheOneWhoMadeItOut: Alfredo urges Salvatore ''not''
to 2 hours for its international cinema release, which was highly successful. Later, stick around 50 minutes were re-added for Giancaldo working the director's cut of projector and listening to his stories. He tells Salvatore that he has to get out, so he can become the movie, available on DVD.
success that Alfredo knows he can be. And he's right, as Salvatore leaves and becomes a film director of great renown.
* RomanticRain: While at Cinema Paradiso, a sudden thunderstorm blows through as Salvatore is lying on the ground; suddenly, his loved one Elena surprises him by lying on top of him for a kiss, much to his surprise. As people run for cover, and the movies still play, Salvatore and his girl Elena enjoy a nice make-out session.session.
* SameLanguageDub: Phillipe Noiret spoke in French and all his dialogue was dubbed into Italian.



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* TimeshiftedActor: Salvatore is played by three different actors (child, teenager, adult).
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* TimeshiftedActor: Salvatore is played by three different actors (child, teenager, adult).
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adult). The director later admitted that Jacques Perrin, the grown-up Salvatore, was way too tall and looked nothing like the child and teen versions.
* TrainStationGoodbye: When Salvatore leaves the town for good. Amusingly, it's the priest who shows up late and runs after the train waving goodbye.



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!!Tropes unique to the 2002 Director's Cut:

* AutoErotica: A middle-aged Salvatore and Elena bonking in the car after their reunion.
* ReCut: The first version of the film was [[NeverAcceptedInHisHometown unpopular with Italian audiences]] and reduced to 2 hours for its international cinema release, which was highly successful. Later, around 50 minutes were re-added for the director's cut of the movie, available on DVD. One scene shows a teenaged Salvatore getting serviced by a prostitute at the Paradiso. Most of the new material has Salvatore meeting Elena again and finding out she got married, which doesn't stop them from enjoying a little adulterous AutoErotica. She tells him that the reason she didn't come back for their meeting was because Alfredo intercepted her, and convinced her to give up Salvatore, so Salvatore would be free to leave town and become a big success.
* TheReveal: This version only has an adult Elena telling Salvatore that Alfredo got her to break up with him, so that Salvatore wouldn't get tied down in their little village.
1st Dec '17 11:43:44 PM jamespolk
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: A Creator/BrigitteBardot movie is playing. Brigitte doesn't have any clothes on. Cut to a ''whole row'' of teen boys jerking off in the theater, until they're caught by an usher.
1st Dec '17 11:39:34 PM jamespolk
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* AgeCut: Alfredo touches Salvatore's face affectionately. He drops his hand, and Salvatore has aged from schoolboy to young man.
1st Dec '17 5:28:19 AM jamespolk
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* [[ReCut Director's Cut]]: The first version of the film was [[NeverAcceptedInHisHometown unpopular with Italian audiences]] and reduced to 2 hours for its international cinema release, which was highly successful. Later, around 50 minutes were re-added for the director's cut of the movie, available on DVD.


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* MoodWhiplash: The triumphant scene where Alfredo projects a movie out onto the town square is directly followed by the film catching fire and burning the whole theater down.


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* ReCut: The first version of the film was [[NeverAcceptedInHisHometown unpopular with Italian audiences]] and reduced to 2 hours for its international cinema release, which was highly successful. Later, around 50 minutes were re-added for the director's cut of the movie, available on DVD.
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* RomanticRain: While at Cinema Paradiso, a sudden thunderstorm blows through as Salvatore is lying on the ground; suddenly, his loved one surprises him by lying on top of him for a kiss, much to his surprise. As people run for cover, and the movies still play, Salvatore and his girl enjoy a nice make-out session.



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* RomanticRain: While at Cinema Paradiso, a sudden thunderstorm blows through as Salvatore is lying on the ground; suddenly, his loved one surprises him by lying on top of him for a kiss, much to his surprise. As people run for cover, and the movies still play, Salvatore and his girl enjoy a nice make-out session.
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1st Dec '17 4:22:18 AM jamespolk
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* TheGeneralsDaughter: Salvatore comes back from the army and tells Afredo this anecdote:
-->At the Christmas party the lieutenant pinches a girl's ass. The girl turns around: it's the daughter of the commanding officer. The lieutenant is scared to death and says: 'Miss, if your heart is as hard as what I have just touched, I'm done for!"


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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: When Toto returns home from his conscripted service in the army, he has found that his home town is very different. Alfredo advises him to leave forever and he does, until Alfredo dies.
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* ChekhovsGun: Twice - once when Alfredo talks about the dangers of fire in the projector room and it happens, then [[spoiler:the censored bits of film make an appearance at the end, as Alfredo's last gift]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Twice - once when Alfredo talks about the dangers of fire in the projector room and it happens, then [[spoiler:the the censored bits of film make an appearance at the end, as Alfredo's last gift]].gift.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: As a little boy Salvatore forms a friendship with Alfredo the projectionist, who has to be at least 40 years older than he is.



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* WholeEpisodeFlashback: The whole movie is a grown-up Salvatore remembering his past.
1st Dec '17 3:27:20 AM jamespolk
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* MatchCut: From the priest ringing his little bell to signal what has to be censored from the movie, to the church bells ringing.



* MoralGuardians: The village priest insists on previewing every film shown at the cinema and makes Alfredo censor all the "sexy" bits, including if the characters so much as kiss. [[spoiler:The cut bits will later turn out as a tearjerking ChekhovsGun in the end.]]
* OscarBait: ''Cinema Paradiso'' won most European film awards in 1989, and the Oscar for best non-English-language picture. It's a movie about the greatness of cinema, after all.
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* MoralGuardians: The village priest insists on previewing every film shown at the cinema and makes Alfredo censor all the "sexy" bits, including if the characters so much as kiss. [[spoiler:The The cut bits will later turn out as a tearjerking ChekhovsGun in the end.]]
* OscarBait: ''Cinema Paradiso'' won most European film awards in 1989, and the Oscar for best non-English-language picture. It's a movie about the greatness of cinema, after all.
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* ShowWithinAShow: Many films shown onscreen at the Cinema Paradiso.
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1st Dec '17 3:12:05 AM jamespolk
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''Cinema Paradiso'', written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, is a 1988 romantic drama about a famous Italian film director Salvatore Di Vita, who recalls his childhood when he fell in love with the movies at his village's 'Cinema Paradiso' and formed a deep friendship with the theatre's projectionist, Alfredo.

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''Cinema Paradiso'', Paradiso'' is a 1988 film from Italy, written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, Tornatore.

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is a 1988 romantic drama about a famous Italian film director Salvatore Di Vita, who recalls his childhood when he fell in love with the movies at his village's 'Cinema Paradiso' and formed a deep friendship with the theatre's projectionist, Alfredo.Alfredo (Philippe Noiret).


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Music/EnnioMorricone composed the music.


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* AndStarring: Philippe Noiret gets an "And With" credit.
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