Cinema Paradiso (1988)

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.

(Plot summary by Clarisse P.)

Runtime original: 02:35:00 —> Runtime at 90to5: 00:05:49


Director: Giuseppe Tornatore

Writer: Giuseppe Tornatore and Vanna Paoli (collaborating writer)

Editor: Mario Morra

90to5 Editor: Christine Safi

90to5 Editor Website: Christine’s Vimeo Channel / Blog

90to5 Edit Category: True Edit

90to5 Editor Bio: After discovering the 90to5 Challenge and doing it, I just knew how much I really miss editing and love it.
I’ve watched that movie a decade ago and I immediately decided that it’s my favorite movie.

It has everything I love: movies, childhood and nostalgia. It tackles the theme that I want to dedicate my time to now: fiction versus trauma or the magic of the movies and the horror of war.  The messages it carries are what I need to work on (even though didn’t know that at that time): to let go and move on. It has a modern side (well modern at the time it was made) and an old movies style. It has an artistic, aesthetic, dreamy side and a down-to-earth, very real side. And finally, it touches every ounce of my being and emotions without making me cry a river and I love it when a movie does that.

Because it’s easy to make a viewer cry but to touch them deeply is a different story.


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