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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 10:18amSanction this postReply
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Excellent movie Andrew.

Great choice. I heard it dubbed in German when it came out - still was an excellent film though.

I always wondered if hearing the original Italian would add another dimension to the film.

What do you think?




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Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 8:19pmSanction this postReply
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It was a wonderful movie. I never dreamed that a film about a concentration camp could be joyous -- but this one was, and without trivializing the horror of the camps.

Barbara



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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 12:50amSanction this postReply
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Marcus,

Roberto Benigni is an amazingly expressive actor, and I think the Italian language itself suits the film much better. Besides, it's worth a second viewing anyway, as some fellow TOCers and I discovered last night.




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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 9:12amSanction this postReply
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A great movie. Robert Benigni should skip politics and stick with acting.



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Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 2:48pmSanction this postReply
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Andrew, Benigni speaks with a strong toscanian accent, even thought he is a good actor, I must say that his way of acting
is an imitation of the famous italian actor,  Massimo Troise, who directed the movie "Il postino"
Massimo Troise was from Naples Italy (I am from Naples too) and he was a good friend of Benigni.
Benigni  is very expressive ,but all communists are, pay close attention to his humor and you will realize how anti american he is.
Best dc.

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Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 2:37pmSanction this postReply
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This is the reason why I don’t like “la vita e’ bella “
When there is an historic base , and a past on which dreaming is not possible , trying to build
A fable (couldn’t be otherwise) that a mental and a civil regress. To think to be able to narrate
A fable on the dead of so many men means to write one day something funny on the atomic bomb.
dc





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Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 5:42pmSanction this postReply
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This beautiful movie made me cry, and I felt it deserved an Oscar.



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Saturday, July 16, 2005 - 9:11amSanction this postReply
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I agree that this movie was a wonderful and special thing.

The title "life is beautiful" captures the sense of life the movie portrays on multiple fronts: the conquest of evil, the winning of the mate one wants who responds to being yourself, and in the effervescent spirit of the character portrayed by Benigni.

The lesson to take from it is that we all should approach the world with this youthful, optimistic, benevolent, never say die spirit. The beauty in the world is something we select and create [this is one reason I stay as much as possible away from negative people and from the negative threads and topics that Objectivists too often like to waste their precious lives focusing too obsessively on.]

Life is beautiful if you choose to focus on and live surrounded by the beautiful parts.

Phil



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Monday, July 10, 2006 - 9:39amSanction this postReply
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You don't forget this one. It's really a great love story.




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Monday, July 10, 2006 - 2:38pmSanction this postReply
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I found the resolution at the end to be completely overwhelming, emotionally. It was such a masterful integration and conclusion of the story and so warm and life affirming that I was nearly sobbing in the theater.



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